Bins and Clean ups

Waste Management

new barefoot conservation waste binsBarefoot Conservation in collaboration with the Environment for Raja Ampat Government, are starting our Waste Management Community Project. Funds from volunteers expedition fees & the Government will provide Arborek Island with waste bin’s.

Working  together the local community & Barefoot Conservation will paint all these bins making them atractive and interesting. The sense of belonging, is the message that Barefoot Conservation wants toinstil  in the local communities.  We hope these bins will encourage the many tourists who come to Arborek Island  “ to more and more put their trash, in waste bins and not one the floor”.

The kids from the villages of Yanbuba, Yanbekwan, & Arborek,  will take part in a drawing competition about Waste & the Animals of the Sea. Their pictures will be collected into designs  for merchandise sold to protect the environment of Raja Ampat.  Sounds cool !



 Beach Clean Up 

barefoot volunteers do a beach clean up 

Beach Clean Up ?. On Raja Ampat ?. 

Yeah, we doing this every Tuesday and Friday morning.Together with the Woman and Kids of Arborek, we participate to keep this island free from waste. Nothing is impossible if we can tried hard right..?.

barefoot conservation volunteers doing a beach clean up



Volunteers  go together with the woman and kids, and importantly share their knowledge about waste and how to keep trash from the sea. 

Starting at 8 am, with the local people we start to walk around the north of the island until south, while we collect rubbish we also can learn a few local Indonesian/Papuan conservation beach clean up Raja Ampat We never know, sometimes they will gave us a good input about how to recycle the waste. Our next  Community Program is “Trash Class”, sounds interesting right..?

If you want to know more, please come and join an expedition in Raja Ampat and Make a Difference your see first-hand!! 

Our advantages

  • Please check out the list below, for just a few of the advantages your receive when joining an expedition with us... 

    • Diving in the most bio-diverse area in the world
    • Amazing Community Projects
    • See the difference you make first hand
    • Accommodation on paradise beach location
    • High quality and well serviced scuba diving equipment
    • When possible a qualified doctor/nurse or medic available on site 
  • I had an amazing experience during my 8 weeks of volunteering with Barefoot Conservation in Raja Ampat. Barefoot gave me the opportunity to enjoy the local communities culture, teach local children english, through the marine science and survey work I learned a substantial amount about these bio diverse ecosystems while contributing to the conservation of them, and i was also able to dive in some of the most pristine reefs in the world, while living in paradise.  

    Allie Meyers Ex-Vol