FNPF Pejeng Community Center

FNPF Pejeng Community Center

What is: FNPF Pejeng Community Center

Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of environmental protection, community development and wildlife rehabilitation. Our unique three-pronged approach ensures that our conservation work is holistic and sustainable, while also ensuring that it benefits local communities. We run projects across three islands: Bali, Nusa Penida and Kalimantan. These projects include wildlife rehabilitation, the breeding and release of critically endangered birds, habitat protection, reforestation, and agroforestry โ€“ agriculture integrated with cultivation and conservation of trees. Our community development work includes environmental education, teaching sustainable ways to make a living such as ecotourism and organic farming, and reducing reliance on illegal and palm oil plantations as major factors of deforestation. Pejeng village, the location of FNPFโ€™s head office, is located about five kilometers outside of Ubud and, unlike the latter, is relatively unknown to tourists. It is a small traditional village surrounded by beautiful rice fields and also happens to be the biggest archaeological site in Bali with 44 temples (most of them declared National Heritage) and a prehistory museum. Pejeng is also a Wildlife Sanctuary and a paradise for bird watching enthusiasts. Helping the community to develop responsible and sustainable tourism is one of our main goals in Pejeng. Therefore, we continue our work in the Bali Starling Breeding Program, engage the community by collaborating with local farmers, and set up our volunteer activity of teaching English for local people.

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GENERAL INFO

Price

๐Ÿ’ต From 82 USD/week

Staying time

โณ From 1 week to -

Language spoken

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English

Accommodation provided

๐Ÿก Yes

Food provided

๐Ÿฅ— No

Country

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia

Region

๐ŸŒ Asia

Type of habitat

Not specified

Description

Typical day at the center

How many hours a day am I expected to work? Although there might be more intensive volunteering positions occasionally, you are usually expected to work from 2 to 4 hours a day. That will be enough to play an important role in the FNPF project while you engage in the local community and yet youโ€™ll still have free time to relax, explore and enjoy life in Bali! What can I do on my free time? Ubud is very close by and provides plenty of entertainment with its many cafes, restaurants and shops, even in Pejeng there are lots of things to see and do: you can visit the many temples, the museum, hike among the rice fields and the river, bike around town, taste the local food in the markets, learn about the local culture. Of course we encourage you to go beyond and discover other parts of the island. Being in the center of the island, Pejeng is the perfect base to go anywhere in Bali: Kuta, Sanur and Denpasar are 50 minutes to 1 hour away by car. Relaxing and surfing in the gorgeous Balinese beaches, taking a trip to the mountains, swimming in a lake, waterfall or visiting a volcano are only few of the things you can do.

Activities

TEACHING : English This should be a conversational type of lessons, casual and entertaining, that would enable the locals to gain confidence and start speaking English to foreigners. It could be at many levels: people that has restaurants and shops, market vendors, etc. Or potential tourism workers: people that could act as a tour guide showing around Pejeng, people that could host tourists as a homestay, etc. The goal would be for them to learn the basics of conversation (introducing yourself, basic questions, and numbers). Then for each group something more specific, vocabulary that they might need (i.e. food related for the market and restaurant owners, household for the homestays). It would be useful to provide them with printed vocabulary which they can take home. PROMOTING Develop a website for Pejeng with all the information on the village, maps, how to get there and what to do. Try to position it through the social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Using hashtags, taking advantage of the amount of online buzz about Ubud. Organize experiences for bloggers, journalists who later can write about Pejeng providing free advertisement. First the target could be more specific (I.e. backpackers, birdwatchers, history enthusiasts), and later on broaden the spectrum. ORGANIC FARMING

For organic farming you donโ€™t need experience, any help is welcome although you can be more useful to the project if you have knowledge on the topic. The reintroduction of organic farming is still very new to the village so it is crucial to start spreading the concept and show the farmers its benefits.

In regards to working hours, the volunteers work per day 2-4 hours/working day.

Food and accommodation

Local food is based on rice, chicken, eggs and vegetables. If you are not used to it, it can be a bit spicy. If you have any issues with the local food, there are supermarkets nearby that provide all kinds of food, especially those that are hard to find in the local warungs (small restaurants) and grocery stores: bread, ham, cheese, pasta. At FNPF there is a kitchen where you can cook your own food.

Animals

The animals they take care of in this center are:

Birds

Application

Qualification required

We are in need of a diversity of volunteer profiles, from lending a hand in the organic farms and gardens or teaching English to the children in the village and farmers.

How to apply?

Email us with your preferred dates and any questions you might have. Please send email to info@fnpf.org. We will then review your request and confirm whether we have availability. To secure your placement, you will then be asked to pay a deposit of 50%. Please note that we cannot secure a place without a deposit (we receive many requests to volunteer from people who change their plans). Please note that we are not a commercial operation. All proceeds from guests are โ€œdonationsโ€ and 100% of the money is used to fund FNPFโ€™s project work. By staying with us, you get to stay in a unique environment, participate in conservation and community development work, and provide funds that help FNPF to continue its work For more information, visit www.fnpf.org

Practical information

Internet access

Wifi access

Cost details

You will have to pay USD14 per night in the shared dormitory. All beds have clean bedding (sheets, pillows and bedcover), mosquito nets, and rooms have an electric fan (no air-con). While we are aware that this price is similar to what you would pay in a hostel, you have to think that in a hostel the money goes only to the owner, while staying in the FNPF dormitory the money goes for a non-profit organization and will help to preserve the wildlife in the area and to protect its habitat, as well as support the local community. So you are actually investing in a project you believe in.

How to get there?

From I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, you can go to Grab or Gojek corner. ask the staff if you want to go to Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Pejeng, Tampaksiring (near ubud). Otherwise, you can call a taxi in the airport. it takes an hour from airport to our centre by car. any other choice is that you can take the Teman Bus. please download the application in Playstore "Teman Bus" for the routes from airport to FNPF We provide a pick up service with additional charge. please let us know if you need a pick up by email to info@fnpf.org

Is there a minimum age?

To volunteer in this center you will have to be at least 18 years old

When can volunteers join?

We welcome volunteers anytime

Pictures

Explore a few pictures submitted by the organisation:

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Images

On the web

Website