Bali – Construction and Renovation

This program is now open to international volunteers!

Join in on a meaningful program by helping to rebuild and develop a community in Bali! Partake in construction activities and make a positive difference in the lives of the community members.

 

Program Highlights:

  • Engage in positive cultural exchange by living in a local village
  • Work on your construction skills by helping to renovate various buildings
  • See your hard work pay off as the community grows and develops
  • Make lifelong friends
  • You can enhance your Bali experience by adding our “Bali Culture Week” for an additional cost.

 

Your Schedule at a Glance (Two-week minimum commitment):

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport. You will be picked up by the local team and taken to the accommodations to settle in and meet fellow volunteers .

Day 1, Monday: On Monday, participants will attend an orientation. This meeting will ensure that volunteers understand the nature of the tasks at hand. You will then be assigned to your particular community location. After lunch, volunteers will visit the placement site and in the evening, will have the opportunity to share their experiences and provide feedback regarding the first day at your placement.

Days 2-4, Tuesday-Friday: From Tuesday to Friday, you will have mornings free to enjoy the area. After lunch you will begin working on the assigned construction or renovation task that needs to be done for the day. These tasks can vary widely and are dependent upon location. Typical projects include playgrounds, schools, and public libraries. Each of these construction projects will truly impact the community and local living conditions.

Days 6-7, Saturday-Sunday: Volunteers staying only one week will depart on Saturday. Volunteers who are extending have the weekend free to spend how they wish.

Remaining Weeks: Remaining weeks will follow the pattern of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.

 

Location icon Location of the Project: Bali, Indonesia

Project length Project length: Minimum 1 week – Maximum 8 weeks

Arrival Airport Arrival Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)

Volunteer Work Volunteer Work: Construction and renovation work

Age Age: 18-65. Participants younger than 18 are required to provide parental consent letters and participants above 65 need medical clearance to participate.

Number of Volunteers Number of Volunteers: Up to 20 international volunteers

Important Note Important Note: Can accept families with children as young as 5 years old. Families must upgrade to a private room for an additional fee. All volunteers must apply IN ADVANCE for a B-211 visa. The cost of the visa is approximately $50 USD. Local regulations require tourists to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks before entry and conduct a PCR test upon arrival in Bali (subject to change).

 

What’s Included

Accommodations Accommodations: Shared, single-gender, dorm-style rooms

Food Food: Three meals are provided during the week, two meals on weekends

Airport Transfers Airport Transfers: Airport pickup is provided upon arrival

Support Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

 

What’s not Included

Flights, B211 visa (approx. $50 USD), travel health insurance, lunches on weekends, personal expenses.

Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. As a result of Bali’s unique culture and religion, which differs from the rest of the country, it is often considered a destination of its own.

 

This project aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. Schools, playgrounds and public libraries are some of the places where volunteers can expect to be working, Volunteer tasks vary depending on the local community needs at the time of your volunteering.

General tasks may include:

  • Laying bricks
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Laying tiles
  • Landscaping/gardening

Internet icon Internet: WiFi is available in public areas.

Laundry icon Laundry: There are laundry services available for use for a small fee located around the village.

Accommodations icon Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in shared, single-gender, dorm-style rooms. There are two centers available on this program and both locations have a cool space for participants to interact and enjoy their time in Bali. Bathrooms are shared and Western-style toilets are available. There is a pool open year-round that is less than a five-minute walk from the accommodation. There will be four-eight volunteers per room, with clean bed linens, hot showers, and fans. There is no air conditioning within the facility and volunteers must bring their own towels with them for showering.

Food icon Food: During the week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Traditional Indonesian food will be served and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and diverse dishes during your stay. Typical meals include 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 (soybeans).Some western dishes will also be available. Breakfasts tend to vary and may include pancakes, toast, fresh fruit, etc. Tea, coffee and drinking water are also available at the house. On weekends, two meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided.

 

 

 

Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:

  • Basic level of English
  • Police clearance
  • Physically fit

Bali is one of the thousands of islands that make up Indonesia. Indonesia is a very unique country home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. In 2015 the population was recorded at 255,461,700 and growing, which means there is no shortage of diversity here. The geography of Indonesia is very diverse and changes drastically depending on your location. It includes volcanoes, beaches and jungles, which shelter a wide array of animals including tigers, elephants and komodo dragons.

The Indonesian customs are embedded throughout their culture and can be seen in every corner of the islands. Each island practically has its own unique set of traditions, which are different from one another. There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the island of Bali and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded by elaborate statues of gods and goddesses. During your trip, take advantage of your free time on weekends and explore some of these magnificent temples and sculptures. Take in the distinct culture and traditions of each island as you travel from place to place.

Volunteer Experiences

“Turtle time!”, loudly called out by one of my newfound friends signified the beginning of either a morning or afternoon…

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