Volunteer in Bali

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN BALI

One of the ways to get to know a country is to volunteer, but not just any volunteer, but a different volunteer experience; where you can meet, live and feel the true essence of that place and its people. You can do this through a volunteer in Bali, in this magnificent island of Indonesia.

Get to know this wonderful country for yourself, which also needs that time that you can dedicate to a social cause as important as this.

CHILD CARE IN BALI

We work in several kindergartens in Ubud and the surrounding towns, we will assign you according to needs and capacity. In addition, we have our own self-managed kindergarten for children aged 4-5 years, who can attend free of charge. Children are just at the beginning of their school careers and the opportunity to start learning English from such a young age will be invaluable to them in the future.

As in kindergartens all over the world, teaching is informal, as children will want to play with you more than you “teach” them. However, simply by getting them excited to come to school, by giving them a few basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you may have planted the seeds of a lifelong learning habit.

All the children will be super excited to see you and are very welcoming, in part due to the natural and genuine friendliness of the Balinese.

Please note that the project will be closed during school vacations (June, July and August) and the following holidays. Please inquire to find out what activities will be held on those dates.

In addition, the following days the program will be closed for holidays:

  • January 2 to 13
  • January 18 and 20
  • March 21 to 23 and 30
  • April 7th
  • April 21 and 22
  • May 1, 18, 19 and 24
  • June 1st
  • July 31 to August 12
  • August 17
  • September 27th
  • October 26th
  • December 18 to 31

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Minimum English level: Basic
  • Show B211 social cultural visa
  • Copy of resume required: No
  • Qualifications required: None, crime clearance certificate required

Participants over 65 years of age must have medical clearance. To participate as a minor you must be accompanied by an adult.

No specific equipment is required. However, you are more than welcome to bring materials for activities such as games, crayons, coloring books, etc.

WEEKSCOST
2630€
3840
Additional week230€

What is offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment on Sunday
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering (2 weekends)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate for income relief

What is not offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Flight to Bali
  • Entry fees to the country
  • Vaccines, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance

TEACHING GIRLS AND BOYS IN BALI

With Bali’s rapidly expanding tourism industry, the demand for local English speakers has never been greater. Children may have the opportunity to learn English at school, however this is usually taught by a local Balinese teacher and therefore children never get to practice their conversation skills or listen to native English speakers. 

Balinese children are extremely eager to learn and love to teach. In this project, you will spend one to two hours each morning preparing lessons and around three hours in the afternoon teaching at a local primary or secondary school. 

You will have complete freedom to decide what you want to teach, however, there is a general curriculum that you must follow and examples of what previous participants have taught so that you can continue.

The aim of this project is to show students that learning English is fun and that they are always encouraged to be creative with their teaching methods, through games, songs, art, sports and music. 

You may want to team up with other participants, as two or three teachers in the classroom often work well to build trust and gain more control of the class.

Your role is to encourage and inspire, but the most important thing is that both teachers and students enjoy the experience.

We have all experienced good and not so good teachers and through our project we strive to achieve the contagious enthusiasm of good teachers, with the specific aim of:

  • Light the fuse of lifelong learning.
  • Enthusiastically encourage and inspire children.
  • See that each child is confident and able to articulate in spoken and written English.
  • Teach games and songs, showing that learning can be fun.
  • Design creative teaching methods and make effective lesson plans.
  • The most important thing is that both teachers and students enjoy the experience.

Please note that the project will be closed during school vacations (ask for availability and tasks that can be done on those dates).

In addition, the following days the program will be closed for holidays:

  • January 2-13 and January 20.
  • March 13-23 and March 30
  • May 15 and 26
  • July 31 to August 12
  • August 17th
  • September 11 to 15
  • October 26th
  • From 4 to 8, 15 and 18 to 31 December

The project starts every Monday where you will have your

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Minimum English level: Basic
  • Show B211 social cultural visa
  • Copy of resume required: No
  • Qualifications required: None, crime clearance certificate required

Participants over 65 years of age must have medical clearance. To participate as a minor you must be accompanied by an adult.

No specific equipment is required. However, you are more than welcome to bring materials for activities such as games, crayons, coloring books, etc.

WEEKSCOST
2630€
3840€
Additional week230€

What is offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment on Sunday
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering (2 weekends)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate for income relief

What is not offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Flight to Bali
  • Entry fees to the country
  • Vaccines, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance

CONSTRUCTION IN BALI

In this program, you will be involved in brick laying, carpentry, painting, tile laying and landscaping/gardening. A local coordinator will provide guidance and training along with local families.

By participating in this social project, you will make a difference in the local community by helping to improve their living conditions. You will be in an artistic and relaxed environment where you are in charge of renovating, creating drawings and paintings in various kindergartens and primary schools around Ubud. This activity is fun and will help develop your creativity during the process.

It is often difficult for participants to carry too much stuff due to limitations on luggage weight, but remember that Bali has some very developed shopping malls where you can buy supplies once you have arrived in the country. This is our recommendation to contribute to the country and the Bali community.

Keep in mind that the program aims to support the local communities and therefore the tasks may change depending on what is most needed/useful.

It is recommended to arrive during the weekend, since the project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place.

Open all year round, check availability. Your schedule will be from Monday to Friday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None, physical ability
  • Minimum English level: Basic
  • Copy of resume required: No
  • Qualifications required: None

Participants under 18 must provide parental consent letters and come with an adult, and participants over 65 must have medical clearance.

WEEKSCOSTS
2630€
3895€
Additional week265€

What is offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment on Sunday
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering (2 weekends)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate for income relief

What is not offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Flight to Bali
  • Entry fees to the country
  • Vaccines, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance

SEA TURTLES IN BALI

Depending on the time of the year, as turtles do not nest all year round, you can identify different species of turtles, collect eggs, monitor nests or see how hatchlings make it safely to the sea.

Through this program, you will contribute to protect the turtle population on Nusa Penida by working at our turtle conservation center.

Other activities you will do:

  • Beach cleaning
  • Tank cleaning
  • Preparing food for the turtles in the project
  • Cleaning and sanitation of project areas and turtles
  • Making garbage containers for the local area
  • Creating a turtle/environment campaign for the local area
  • Release of injured turtles after treatment
  • Construction work: such as an additional tortoise tank or wall, painting the walls, etc.
  • Collection of turtle information, such as shell length, flipper size, weight monitoring, etc.

You should be prepared for a more basic standard of living on the island, with fewer stores and attractions available (considering that the beach is practically around the corner)!

The project is located on the enchanting island of Nusa Penida.

The program is open all year round. Activities are held from Monday to Friday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None, physical ability
  • Minimum English level: Basic
  • Show B211 social cultural visa
  • Copy of resume required: No
  • Qualifications required: None

Participants under the age of 18 must provide parental consent letters and be accompanied by an adult and participants over the age of 65 must have medical clearance.

WEEKSCOSTS
2890€
31285€
Additional week395€

What is offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment on Sunday
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering (2 weekends)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate for income relief

What is not offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Flight to Bali
  • Entry fees to the country
  • Vaccines, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance

What are the needs in volunteering in Bali?

These are some of the achievements in Indonesia, where the volunteer in Bali will help in some of them according to the project.

  • child marriages
  • Kids from the street
  • sexual exploitation
  • Low quality teaching
  • Lack of schooling in the provinces
  • Widespread poverty
  • child violence
  • Lack of birth registration

What are the requirements to volunteer in Bali?

To be part of the volunteer programs in Bali , no specific training is necessary, it is only required:

  • Committed person, since you actively participate in educational and social activities that require your commitment.
  • Knowledge of Indonesian language or English.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team. It is important, since you collaborate with other volunteers and with people from different cultures.
  • Be empathetic and have respect for their culture and way of life).
  • As a volunteer you have to be flexible and easily adaptable.
  • Good conduct and comply with the rules of the country and the organization.
  • Be of legal age or come with your parents.

In each project, you can check the requirements that are specifically requested for volunteering in Indonesia.

In addition, one of the necessary requirements is the processing of the B211 social cultural visa before your arrival (it takes 10-15 days as standard).


When to do the volunteer programs in Bali?

The teaching projects at volunteer in Bali are open all year round with the exception of the programs that depend on the school calendar. The rest of the programs are open all year round. You can start your collaboration on a Monday, arriving on a weekend in the country.

Regular updates are made so that the information is as accurate as possible, even though working in countries with scarce resources, it can always differ a little, especially in the months of July and August.


For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.

The steps to follow to register are as follows:

  • Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
  • Wait for our confirmation of availability.
  • Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
  • You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
  • You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
  • A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
  • Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:

  • To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
  • To be a participative and committed person.
  • Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
  • To know how to adapt and work in a team.
  • Criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
  • Appropriate clothing for the destination.
  • Knowledge of English.

ACCOMMODATION IN YOUR VOLUNTEERING IN BALI

The volunteer house is located in Pejeng Kaja, 15 minutes from Ubud, in all programs except for the Turtle program, where the volunteer house is located in Nusa Penida, 5 minutes walk from the project. The accommodation has shared rooms for volunteers, between 4 and 8 people per room (rooms distributed by gender).

In addition, the accommodations have enough space for volunteers to interact and enjoy their time in Bali.

In the volunteer’s houses you will find common areas to be, as well as to have meetings and meals together.

Accommodation for volunteers in social projects

Volunteer accommodation on Nusa Penida turtle conservation

What is the volunteer accommodation like in Bali?

  • Bed in a secure room that you share with other volunteers of the same sex (for families or couples you can request a private room depending on availability).
  • 3 meals during the week (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 2 during the weekend.
  • Shared bathroom.
  • Hot water.
  • WIFI (may not be stable).
  • Purified water.
  • We recommend bringing your own padlock.

HOW IS THE FOOD?

The gastronomy in Indonesia is delicious and diverse, with a wide variety of flavors and foods that you will taste during your stay in the country. Typical dishes include Mie Goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), Nasi Goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or Gado Gado (mixed vegetables with satay sauce).

It is an ideal diet for vegan or vegetarian volunteers, Balinese cuisine uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy), there are also some western dishes available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast, etc.

Tea, coffee and purified water are available in the house. We do not recommend drinking tap water.

WHAT WILL THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION BE LIKE?

The local organization will welcome you at the airport in Bali-Denpasar (DPS), if you arrive on Sundays, located 40 km away from the volunteer’s house, more or less 1 hour drive.

Depending on the time you arrive in Bali you will rest, and on Monday you will be given an orientation of the house, the project and the activities to be carried out. At that time the coordinator responsible for the project or area where you will be assigned will tell you the norms, rules and procedures to follow during your volunteering.

From Tuesday onwards you will be self-sufficient to develop your work as a volunteer.

VISA IN BALI

  • It is necessary to obtain a B211 social cultural visa before your arrival (it takes 10-15 days as standard) to carry out any of the projects.
  • Valid passport with a validity of at least six months.
  • Round trip ticket.
  • Vaccination certificate.

SECURITY IN BALI

As in any country, you must take certain precautions and know how to handle yourself in certain zones and areas.

In general, tourist areas are safe, but we still recommend you to take these details into account:

  • Notify your coordinator, in case you are going on an excursion.
  • Have your coordinator’s phone number and the address where you are staying.
  • Avoid giving out information about the place where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers.
  • Avoid leaving things on the sand while swimming.
  • Do not bring anyone from outside the organization to the volunteer’s house.
  • Travel frugally in your daily transfers and excursions.
  • Avoid drawing attention to yourself with jewelry and accessories.
  • If possible, avoid taking out your cell phone in public places.
  • Try to use the country’s safe transportation services.
  • Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets.
  • Never get into an unfamiliar vehicle with someone you do not know.
  • Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.

The financial contribution is divided into two parts:

  1. The registration that you will give as a donation to the association Adventure Volunteer. This contribution has a tax benefit of 80% that you can deduct in your income tax return.
  2. The remaining part of the cost of the program will go to the partner organization that we will send on your behalf as a substitute or you can deliver it directly to the project.
WEEKSCHILDRENCONSTRUCTIONTURTLES
2630€695€890€
3840€895€1285€
Adittional week230€265€395€

What is offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment on Sundays
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering (2 weekends)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate for income relief

What is not offered to the volunteer in Bali?

  • Flight to Bali
  • Entry fees to the country
  • Vaccines, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • C6B Sociocultural Visa (formerly known as B211 visa) is mandatory.

How do I book my volunteering in Bali?

STEP 1

Once you fill out the program form, we will verify everything and confirm your place within 24 hours.

STEP 2

The registration fee must be paid within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed 1 month before the payment of the programme.

SETEP 3

We send you the mandatory insurance and the international volunteer agreement.

CLIMATE

  • From November to March is the monsoon season, even so the temperatures are pleasant and range between 20 and 35 degrees, with some rain mainly in the afternoons.
  • From June to September the weather is drier without feeling humid.

As for temperatures, they remain more or less constant throughout the year, around 26°C. You also have to know that although it is hot during the day, the nights are usually cool. It is advisable to pack a sweatshirt or a light coat.

CURRENCY

The currency used in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah.

The dollar is the best accepted foreign currency, but Euros will also be exchanged for you, many tourist sites such as restaurants and hotels accept Visa credit cards and there are many ATMs that you can directly withdraw what you need

FLIGHT

The most popular airlines that you can find to travel during your volunteering in Indonesia are: Emirates, Qatar Airways, Emirates, KLM among others

  • The flights range between €850 and €1,200 approximately.
  • You can find good flight deals on google flights or skyscanner.
  • Volunteers must travel to Denpasar International Airport (DPS )

EMBASSY

We recommend that you consult the website of the Indonesian embassy if you plan to volunteer in Bali for more information.

TOURIST PLACES

Since the weekends are free, you can go wherever you want. Several popular destinations that you can reach by taxi are:

BEACHES

Kuta, is a beach known for its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere.

GILI ISLANDS

Made up of small resorts and cabins for tourists looking to get away from the noise of Ubud. The islands are a popular snorkeling and diving destination due to their abundant marine life.

NUSA LEMBONGAN

It is a paradise island with some of the clearest water you will ever see and it is also a place where you can find peace and relax completely. Surfing, diving and snorkeling are among the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy.

SANUR

Beach area in southeast Bali containing villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as a landing place for Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906, as well as being the entry point to Bali for the Japanese during World War II.

TEMPLE

Uluwatu, a temple built on the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys

Is it safe to do a volunteering in Bali?

Indonesia is considered a safe country for tourists and for volunteering in Bali. As in any destination, you must be careful and keep your belongings in sight.

Important to be very cautious with the traffic and the agglomerations of motorcycles and cars in the biggest cities.

Can I use my credit in the volunteer in Bali?

In Bali most credit cards are accepted such as: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc.

Can I have WIFI in Bali during my volunteering?

It is quite common in places like hotels and cafes to have wifi, but not very common in public areas where tourists usually go, so it is advisable to buy a sim card.

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