Volunteer with ROLE Foundation

ROLE Foundation

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, South East Asia

At ROLE Foundation, we seek to transform Bali into an eco-friendly and sustainable environment where natural resources are preserved, and local girls and women are given equal chances and are empowered to tap all their potential to the fullest.

About ROLE Foundation

Founded in 2007, ROLE Foundation was created to stop land-based waste from getting into the oceans and help create sustainable jobs to protect the livelihoods of coastal communities. Through ROLE’s Community Environmental Skills Center and the Bali WISE campus, we provide education, skills training programs and grassroots community assistance to alleviate poverty and ensure environmental sustainability.

Our key programs:

Zero Waste to Oceans, promoting a complete waste recycling cycle and sustainable waste management to local councils, school children and businesses.
Bali WISE, our marginalized women’s skills education initiative providing life skills and quality vocational skills training to young disadvantaged Indonesian women who are thereby empowered to break the poverty cycle.

Why we need to act?

Due to a lack of education on environmental matters, a high percentage of Indonesia’s population is not aware of the damage done to the environment daily and the resulting consequences, and sustainable behavior is not yet in the mindset of the general public.
As for Bali, each day the average person on the island contributes 2.8kg of solid waste. Up to 75% of Bali’s garbage is not collected by official services and because there are only five legal garbage dumps on the whole island, for many regions it is too far to transport the waste. Consequently, every 24 hours 15,000 cubic meters of trash is disposed of along Bali’s roadsides and at illegal dump sites; enough to completely fill six Olympic-sized swimming pools every single day!

Our Activities

What We Need

ROLE Foundation is always looking for talented and ambitious volunteers and interns to join our team.
If you’re passionate about environmental issues and/or women empowerment, creative, and ready to better the world, join us!

At ROLE’s Dynamic Communities Skills Eco Center:

• Support promoting our Zero Waste to Oceans program
• Support our environmental teachers with the preparation of workshops, tours and school lessons
• Help maintaining the center's facilities (organic garden, recycling facilities etc.)
• Help building up new facilities

At Bali WISE:

• Teaching basic English skills
• Program development
• Bali WISE College

In general:

• Media, social media
• Event planning & organization
• Promotion, marketing, advertising
• Fundraising, grant research
• Administration, database management

For more information, head to: http://rolefoundation.org/volunteer/

Maximum 6 months

What We Provide


We provide lunch in our common dining area to every staff and all volunteers and interns.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

1 or more months

Staff Size

10 to 20 people


ROLE Foundation will never charge its volunteers any costs for their valuable assistance!

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Your Contact Person

Handoko Rama
Jl. Siligita 22, Nusa Dua, 80361, Bali, Indonesia., Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

Other Information

Our vision is having clean oceans free of land-based waste and sustainable businesses for coastal communities.

What are you waiting for?

We at ROLE Foundation would love to hear from you!