You will stay at the volunteer houses in the Banjar Nyuh village, located on the island and about 5 minutes from the harbour. Village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical life on the island interacting with the local people and practicing your new-found language skills. You must be prepared for a more basic standard of living on the island, with fewer shops and attractions available (bearing in mind the beach is practically at your doorstep)!
We provide all basic facilities at the volunteer house which includes shared bathrooms with a cold water shower and western toilets. You can expect to share a room with one to seven other volunteers of the same gender. There is WiFi available at the volunteer accommodation, however, the connection is unreliable so we recommend purchasing a SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile before starting work at the project.
All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.
The project is located on the island of Nusa Penida which is a 45-minute speedboat ride from Bali.
If you are not participating in the Culture Week before the program starts, we recommend you arrive in Bali before 13:00 so that you can take the last ferry to Nusa Penida at 16:00 on the same Sunday. Thus you will be able to attend the orientation on Monday morning with all the other new arrivals. If you arrive later than 13:00 on Sunday, you have to arrange accommodation near Sanur harbour (Jl. Sanur Beach Street Walk, Sanur) (at own cost) and get a boat to Nusa Penida the following day. If requested, we can pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your accommodation on Sunday afternoon.
After passing through customs at the airport, make sure you stay on the same floor and follow the way to the arrival gate (walking through the duty free shop). Our representative will be waiting for you at the International Arrival Flight Information Center. Please look for your name board. You may need to wait for several participants to arrive before the group leaves the airport.
REMEMBER: In any case, let us know your plans. You must also inform us of any flight changes or emergencies as soon as possible.
Transfer Coordinator: +62 (0) 821 446 34202
Getting to the Project
It takes 5 mins to walk to the project from your accommodation.
The latest check-out time from the accommodation on the last Saturday is 11:00. Departure transfer is not included as due to the many different personal plans and return flight times, it's logistically simpler for you to make your own way. Our coordinator can help you with the different transportation options, but you will have to cover the cost.
A variety of vegetarian food and fruit is served in 'food boxes' due to safety and health reasons (3 meals a day on weekdays, breakfast on Saturdays, and breakfast and dinner on Sundays).
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or intolerances during your application. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible and accommodating to the local food.
There are many ATM's in the center of Nusa Penida which is 20 minutes by car from the house. The ATM accepts ONLY Master Card. It does NOT accept Visa.
We have Wi-Fi at the volunteer house (however, the signal strength varies and is not very fast).
Local SIM Card
We highly recommend buying a cheap local SIM card for your stay in Indonesia for your own personal safety and for easier/cheaper communication with the staff and other participants. A SIM card is especially useful if you are traveling to the project on your own.