About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workA popular add-on package to our existing list of programs is the Beach week on the beautiful Gilli islands. The week is dedicated to relaxing and spending most of your time on the beach. However, it includes a few organised activities such as an introductory bike ride through the commercial area and along the coast and also an opportunity to explore the beautiful world that lies beneath the waves through snorkeling. Apart from this, participants can spend all their free time at the beach. You could spend the entire week reading, shopping and taking in the sights and sounds of The Gilli islands, or by being inspired by its beauty, you could take to a bit of photography or writing. Who knows, it could draw out the hidden artist or poet in you. Sanur also allows you the opportunity to pamper yourself at one of its many local spas. And for those who don't like the idea of spending their holidays indoors, you may choose between scuba diving, sea-kayaking, kite-surfing, parasailing and a host of other activities that are on offer.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation Participants will stay at our Centre in Senggigi. The accommodation is dorm style with bunk style beds. There are also refrigerators at the houses. Food Arrangements Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.
About the project locationApproximately 35 kilometers east of Bali at its closest point, lays the island Lombok (80 km by 70 km) populated by mostly Sasak people. Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surfing area. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands, off Lombok's west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery. It differs considerably from its neighbor islands, with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoiled beaches, and much less traffic and pollution. The island's northern area is dominated by the remarkable bulk of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason many travelers come to Lombok. Lombok does not receive as much display as its hugely popular neighbor Bali. Nevertheless, many Indonesians prefer vacationing in Lombok over Bali for many reasons: prices for accommodation, food and attractions are often a good deal cheaper, and the island”™s scenic spots are still unmolested by the gated villa developments, cheap cocktail bars and souvenir shops that have spread across so much of Bali, at least for now.
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 315€ per week.