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This program is now open to international volunteers! 

Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most recognized and picturesque islands. Make a difference through teaching in underdeveloped villages and inspire community members to strive towards a brighter and more sustainable future!

Program Highlights:
  • One of GoEco's Top Ten Most Popular programs
  • Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise of Bali
  • Gain experience teaching English
  • Engage in positive cultural exchange by living in a local village
  • You can enhance your Bali experience by adding our "Bali Culture Week" for an additional cost. If you book together with this program, you will receive a 50% discount off the culture week's full price! You can also exchange the first week of volunteering with the Culture Week with no additional cost. *Discount will be applied to your final balance.
Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum Two-Week Commitment):

Day 1, Sunday: Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). You will be picked up by the local team and transferred to your new home in the village of Ubud to settle in and meet your fellow volunteers. 

Day 2, Monday: Following breakfast, volunteers will receive an orientation of the area and introductions to the program.

Day 3-6, Tuesday-Friday: Rewarding volunteer work at a local primary school or kindergarten.

Weeks 2-8: Volunteers will have weekends free and will work at their volunteer program Monday-Friday. (Check out "Travel Highlights" below for suggestions!) Departure is on a Saturday.

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Location of the Project:  Bali, Indonesia
Project length:  Min 2 weeks - Max 8 weeks
Arrival Airport:  Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Volunteer Work:  Teaching
Age:  18 - 70
Number of Volunteers:  Up to 30 volunteers
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:  Shared room in a volunteer house
Food:  Three meals a day (2 meals on the weekend)
Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is included on arrival day.
Orientation:  Volunteers will receive an orientation of the area upon arrival and an introduction to their program of choice on Day 2.
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, personal expenses.
Located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands between Java and Lombok, Bali is one of Indonesia’s most admired islands. The green, terraced rice fields, coconut forests and endless beaches are only part of the island’s natural beauty, making Bali a very popular destination for domestic and international tourism. Artistic and cultural interactions, such as traditional Balinese dance performances, are experiences you do not want to miss.  This project is located in southern Bali, in the rural town of Ubud, which is surrounded by small farms, rice paddies and dense forests.
Primary School Project: Volunteers will be placed in a school in the community. You will work with children aged 7-11, who know very little or no English. The main focus of your role is to teach basic English comprehension skills and in so doing, prepare them for primary and secondary school. They are taught English through creative games and also learn the necessary skills to become serious and successful students. Volunteers work independently and tasks can include:
  • Creating lesson plans
  • Tutoring children 
  • Teaching classes 
  • Running sports activities
Primary School Holidays: During these holidays, the primary schools will be closed:
  • February 17 - 28 (a renovation program is available)
  • March 16 - 20 (kindergarten program is available)
  • March 23 - 25 (no alternative programs available)
  • May 26 - Jun 2 (kindergarten program is available)
  • September 14 - 25 (a renovation program is available)
  • October 5 - 9 (kindergarten program is available)
  • December 7 - 11 (kindergarten program is available)

Kindergarten Project: You will work in an informal school setting with young children between the ages of 2-5 years old, who are mainly from poor villages in and around Ubud. The main focus of this kindergarten school is to get children excited about education and prepare them for primary school. You will teach basic English phrases such as simple greetings and sentence structures. By facilitating games, singing songs and creating art projects, you will prepare these children for a brighter future. Please note that this project is not available during  the months of June, July, August and September.

Kindergarten Holidays: During these holidays, the kindergarten will be closed:
  • January 2 - 3 (a renovation program is available)
  • January 23 - 24 (a renovation program is available)
  • Feb 17 - 28 (a renovation program is available)
  • March 23 - 25 (no alternative programs available)
  • June - August (primary school program available)
  • Sep 14 - 25 (a renovation program is available)
  • Dec 14 - Jan 1, 2021 (primary school program available)

A typical day: Volunteers typically work 2-3 hours per day and plan lessons for another 2 hours. Other volunteers work approximately 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Your weekends are free to explore Bali or travel to other destinations.

Internet:  WiFi is available at the accommodations.
Laundry:  There are laundry facilities in the village for a small fee.
Accommodations:  Volunteers will be sharing a room at the volunteer house with 4-8 volunteers. Rooms are equipped with bunk beds, electricity, a kitchen and western style toilet facilities. There is a pool open year-round that is less than a five-minute walk from the accommodation. The pool is free to use and is for volunteers only. A private room can be arranged for an additional fee. The accommodation is a 15-30 minute ride to the different project sites. Transportation from the accommodations to the project sites are included.
Food:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during the week, while on weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be provided. You also have the option to buy your own groceries and cook for yourself in the kitchen. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included miegoreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasigoreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gadogado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), we also provide some western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
  • Minimum age of 18 
  • Good level of English
  • Police clearance
  • Good physical fitness
  • Work well in a team
  • Motivation to work with children
  • Enthusiasm and to be open-minded
​There is no doubt that Bali has something for everyone. However, if you are looking to explore beyond Bali, you can head west on a 30-minute ferry and visit Java. With more than 450 different bird species, Java is a bird watcher’s paradise, surrounded by endless rice fields and volcanic mountains. For a more cultural experience you can explore Lombok Island, which is famous for its wooden masks, traditional hand woven textiles and pottery.  You could also visit Sanur, an east coast town south of Bali; a worthwhile visit for an early sunrise hike overlooking the white sandy beaches and beautiful scenery.   
Bali Culture Week (Highly Recommended):

A week-long introduction to Bali and Balinese culture. This week is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow volunteers and get to know the local Balinese community! The orientation will take place in Penestanan Kaja village (just 5 minutes from the Ubud center) where you’ll familiarize yourself with Balinese culture, traditions, and living. The orientation includes walking tours, a traditional Balinese dance show, a mini language course to learn common Indonesian phrases and words, an art class and tours of famous temples. The orientation program runs from Monday through Friday, giving you the weekend to relax or explore the area on your own before you are driven back to Ubud to begin your volunteer program. 

Program Add-Ons:
Consider joining one or more of these special programs to add another dimension to your Balinese experience:
  • Yoga and Mind Week: Learn yoga and meditative practices to improve your health and well-being.
  • Bali Adventure: Jump into an adventure- filled week of trekking up volcanoes, cycling through town and then enjoy a relaxing massage at the end of the week.
Please note that there is an additional fee for these programs.
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