Friends of the National Parks Foundation

Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation nonprofit organization working to protect wildlife and their habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities.

Volunteering Activities

Conservation Work

What We Need

1. Participating in land rehabilitation program.
2. Bird population and distribution monitoring
3. Reforestation survival rate and growth monitoring
4. Making an inventory about the seedlings and saplings in our site.
5. Helping the staff in our reforestation program.
6. Teaching English to the staff and local community.
7. Help to improve the technical aspect of the reforestation project.
8. Participate in organic farming demonstration plot
9. Various community development program depend on the need and expertise availability

When & Who

All year long.
One week.

What we Provide


1.Transport airport to our working site return for Tanjung Puting National Park Borneo only
2. Accommodation at FNPF site office except Besikalung at local house
3. Full board meal similar with our staff for Borneo and Besikalung site, breakfast only at Penida, no meals at Pejeng and wildlife rescue center.
4. Police permit
5. Transportation in conjunction with the work


Our Fees

$20 daily

Depend on the location, the cost vary from USD 14 /day to USD 175 per week.

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Contact Person

Banjar Intaran, Desa Pejeng, Kecamatan Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, Gianyar, Indonesia.

Additional Info about Us

20 to 50 people

A long term volunteer is required to obtain the "social cultural" visa from Indonesian Embassy. Because Indonesia has a very strict immigration policy, it is very wise to start applying for visa at least one month before your journey to Indonesia.

We run projects in Bali and Kalimantan, including wildlife rehabilitation, the breeding and release of critically endangered birds, habitat protection, reforestation and agroforestry – agriculture integrated with the 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 logging and palm oil plantations, major factors in deforestation.

Using our holistic approach, we transformed the Balinese island of Nusa Penida into a bird sanctuary and brought the Bali starling, the island’s emblem and one of the world’s rarest birds, back from the brink of extinction. We have replanted more than 415 hectares – that’s equal to about 775 football fields – of forest in Kalimantan. We have relocated dozens of orangutans to safety from palm oil plantations in Kalimantan. FNPF has also improved the well-being of hundreds of people – thorough education scholarships, agroforestry and ecotourism co-operatives – while motivating them to protect wildlife and restore the natural habitat. We have an inherent understanding of Indonesian culture and spirituality, the needs of local communities, and the challenges they face.