Volunteer at BAWA – Bali, Indonesia


Bali is a beautiful island located in the indian ocean with dreamy beaches and a rich culture. If you want to spent some time there and want to give back to this peaceful island I recommend you to take a look at the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA). BAWA is a non-profit organisation that “works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond“.

How can I help?

At the clinic:

You will mainly work at the veterinary clinic in Lodtunduh, which is located 3km south of Ubud. Your daily tasks are:

  • Socialising shy and scared dogs
  • Feeding
  • Walking adult dogs
  • Cleaning kennels and cages
  • Holding animals whilst they have treatment

Creating awareness plans and helping with fundraising.

What are the costs?

This program is 100% free. You only have to pay for your own accommodation and food.

bali2How long can I volunteer?

You have to stay for at least one week, since it takes a few days to learn and get to know everything.

Do I need to have any experiences?

No, just have fun and energy to help dogs in need. The shelter offers a full induction and basic training upon arrival.

Where should I stay?

The program does not offer free accommodation, but there are a lot hostels and hotels near Lodtunduh and it’s pretty cheap.

CHEZ IDA – 15 € per night in a private room

UBUD BEST FRIEND HOSTEL – Starting at 3.97 € in a dorm

What to bring?

Bring old clothes that can get dirty and your bathing suit. A good mosquito repellant is also a must for a longer stay in Bali. I always use DEED.


BAWA Shop 1
Jl. Monkey Forest 100x, Ubud Gianyar
(Near Spa Jelantink and Post office)
Open 7/7,
Monday – Sunday 09am – 05pm

BAWA Shop 2
Jl. Ubud Raya 10, Ubud Gianyar
Open 7/7,
Monday – Friday 09am – 08pm
Saturday – Sunday 09am – 05pm

BAWA Shop Sanur
Jl. D. Tamblingan 4, Sanur
Open 7/7
Monday – Friday 09am – 08pm
Saturday – Sunday 09am – 05pm

1 Comment

  1. Guten Abend aus Vietnam! Ich würde gern einige Fragen stellen.
    1. Wie kann ich mich um eine Stelle bei dieser Organisation bewerben?
    2. Bietet sie mehrere langfristige Projekte an? (Ich habe bis jetzt nur die Freiwillige-Programme mit min. 6 Monate gehört)
    3. Es ist erforderlich, Englisch-Kenntnisse gut in Wort und Schrift zu haben?
    Es freut mich sehr, Ihre Antwort bald zu bekommen! Vielen Dank im Voraus!
    Viele Grüße
    Xuan Quynh Nguyen

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