Please Note: All volunteer projects in Bali begin with an Introduction week.Packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions. It includes language lessons, visits to various temples around Bali, a walking tour of Ubud and the famous Monkey street, local art and cooking classes, traditional dance shows and flower arranging classes
Our environmental initiative is driven through primary schools in Bali. The “hands on” nature of our program encourages local children to work together and do their bit, while emphasizing every little counts. The project currently includes activities such as planting trees, cleaning up rivers and beaches and campaigning against the use and incorrect disposal of plastic.
The Balinese people have a long history of respect for and living in harmony with their environment. These projects provide a wonderful opportunity for people interested in environmental issues and the preservation of our eco-system.This program possesses amazing benefits as it will allow you to immerse yourself with a culture of people who respect the environment as well as providing your own knowledge to improve how they may go about their traditional business. You will become involved with the local population who regard their environment not as a separate entity, but something that is completely intertwined with their daily lives.
Our main students and helpers during your stay here in Indonesia will be the local children of the village you are assigned to. Because of this, it is important to be very understanding and able to adapt to the behaviour of children while still accomplishing your original goal. These children are not very skilled when it comes to cleaning modern garbage and it is up to you to teach them how to do it, both safely and properly.
As you work and teach, you will be educating children how to do the following (which will be taught to you beforehand if you do not have full knowledge yourself)
On top of this, you will participate in a campaign that advocates safe and proper usage and disposal of non-biodegradable plastics. Your students will learn the different symbols that can be found on plastic and how to determine if the plastic will dissolve within a timely manner or if it needs to be disposed of in a proper manner. You will also describe the basic concept of recycling in order to prepare the locals for the potential of recycling centres in the future.
An understanding of Indonesian emphasis on environmentalism is important, so it is recommended that you brush up your knowledge on Tumpek Uduh day, which is a ceremony regularly conducted across Bali. The focus is on large trees which bear fruit, such as the coconut palm. Proper studying on this ceremony will enable you to identify and relate with the children you will be working with.