Trip Details

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.

Work with young children from Bali in dedication to furthering their education, so that they may grow up to become successful and ambitious young adults within their local economy.

Education for young children in Indonesia is a troubling situation when you consider that many local schools are managed by the federal government which is not capable of ensuring quality and upkeep of absolutely every school in the country. As a result, schools in Bali are often in extremely poor physical condition with structural ailments such as leaking roofs and broken furnishings that make it impossible for the classrooms to be used to their fullest extent.

This Volunteer Teaching program is based at several local schools in the Ubud area. As a teacher, you will be one of the core factors in determining whether or not a child will be inspired enough to move forward in life until they can reach higher education. Even though primary schools are free due to community programs, government conduct, and charity assistance, parents still have to pay for school books and mandatory uniforms.

This is an excellent and very rewarding opportunity for any volunteer that selects this program, and you will become an important member of the community during your stay as children will benefit from the experiences and skills you possess and the parents will be grateful for your dedication to the education of their kids. While you may not be able to fix the schools, you are able to provide the children just enough encouragement that they may obtain academic ambition and strive to enter a skilled field of study when they become of age. It is an exciting volunteer posting for anyone interested in educating young children and changing lives.

Trip Itinerary

Your primary objective as a volunteer is to instil the value of proper education and academic ambition into young children while allowing them to have fun doing it.If you can encourage just one child to move forward and enter higher education when the time comes, your time here in Indonesia was a success.

Your responsibilities are not limited to, but will include, the following:

  • Assist children with self-confidence and assertive behavior
  • Improve each child’s verbal and written English..
  • To design efficient lesson plans with your program coordinator and other volunteers.
  • To always have an open mind to different teaching methods.
  • To adapt to the needs of the children, and thus adapt your teaching.

Typically, you will spend 2-3 hours a day at the school and 1-2 hours afterwards at the village centre. You will have an assortment of subjects to select from that are all English based, and you can choose between teaching classes by yourself or with other volunteers.
Monday
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Teaching program at local school.
17.30 Meeting and feedback from 1st day teaching.
18.00 Dinner

Tuesday
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
16:00-17:30 Teaching program at local school.
18:00 Dinner

Wednesday
8:00 Breakfast
9:0 0-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14:00-17.00 Teaching program at local school.
18:00 Dinner

Thursday

8:00 Breakfast
9:00-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Teaching program at local school.
18:00 Dinner

Friday

8:00 Breakfast
9:00-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Teaching program at local school.
17.30 Meeting for Teaching
18:00 Dinner

Saturday
8:00 Breakfast

Weekends are always free with the program. Relax at the House accommodation, take a local taxi into town, expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites or take a taxi to the city for the weekend. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Indonesia

Capital: Jakarta
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered.

Bali
Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.

With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.

Flores
Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

Flores, though one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

Climate
Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until March, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting, as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, the weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.

Culture
Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.

A good example of this can be experienced in Bali, where small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) are found in every house, restaurants, stalls and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.

There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.

Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India.

Take a look at our latest gap year volunteer projects in Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering in Indonesia.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa