Volunteering in Bali at The Bali Animal Welfare Association
Organisation: Bali Animal Welfare Association
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a non-profit organisation based in Bali, Indonesia. BAWA works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond.
BAWA directly relieves the suffering of animals by providing emergency response and rescue, food and medication, rehabilitation and adoption. BAWA practices humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for sustainable improvement to animal welfare now and into the future.
BAWA will respond to alerts of any animal in distress – from snakes to dolphins. A key focus is Bali’s Heritage Dog – the island’s genetically unique street dog that is under threat.
BAWA is a small organisation whose people work hard every day to save the lives of Bali’s animals and give them a better future.
We can often use volunteer expertise on specific projects and sometimes to support our daily work. Some areas in which specialist skills are welcome are graphic design and product design, photography and filmmaking, writing, social media projects, IT and data base development, fundraising, sponsorships, event management and administration.
BAWA is funded entirely by donations and relies heavily on a staff of dedicated volunteers.
The majority of volunteers work in our veterinary clinic in Lodtunduh – 3km south of Ubud. This is because the need is greatest there.
There are also other ways you can volunteer that are more indirect. This includes helping BAWA with our communications and awareness plans as well as fundraising. Occasionally, there are voluntary office roles – contact us if you have a particular area of expertise you think could help.
BAWA uses trained specialists to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Bali’s animals in need. We do not usually offer many volunteer positions for people to work directly with animals. Anyone coming into contact with animals in Bali is advised to have anti-rabies vaccinations.
BAWA sometimes invites volunteers to assist with programs such as street feeding, but we must first see your rabies vaccination certificates.
If you have professional skills such as those listed above, please click the link above to contact us.