628400, Российская Федерация, Ханты-Мансийский автономный округ — Югра, город Сургут

Healthcare Education

Project: Healthcare Education

Age: 18+

Location: in Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, with volunteer projects based in and around the area. 

Placement: periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks.

 Background: Volunteers with an interest in education and simple hygiene techniques are welcome to join the Healthcare Education project. Volunteers work in local schools throughout the Ubud area, actively teaching the importance of basic hygiene and general health. Topics can include brushing teeth correctly, washing hands, general body cleanliness and nutrition however, volunteers are not restricted to these and are encouraged to come prepared with an idea of what they wish to teach. Many of our daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not common practice with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare. Due to the limited English skills of the children these classes are challenging to teach and volunteers need to be prepared to adapt the topic they wish to teach to the language level of the children. Fully qualified doctors and nurses can run healthcare campaigns or check-up clinics in local villages around Ubud. Volunteers who wish to do this must possess strong initiative and arrive with an idea of what they wish to focus on during their program. Please note that qualified doctors and nurses who wish to arrange campaigns or clinics are required to provide proof of qualifications and bring any medical equipment they may require with them as resources are limited.

Orientation: Orientation is hosted by our Bali team at their office in Ubud. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and runs for the first 5 days of your stay. Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Bali! The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. For volunteers on the one week duration, you will spend the first part of your week with the other volunteers on orientation, gaining a cultural insight into Bali. This will be followed by two days visiting a volunteer placement to get an idea of what it is like to volunteer.

The orientation schedule is as follows:

 Day One: Introduction to the IVHQ Bali Program and the local staff, Indonesian customs, rules and expectations, safety and an Ubud walking tour (2 - 3 hours). This will be followed by a welcome dinner and Balinese dance show! 

Day Two: Language lessons and a local village walk through the countryside and nearby rice paddies (3 hours). 

Day Three: Language lessons and a Batik painting class. 

Day Four: Indonesian cooking class and a flower making class (flower offerings are a daily ritual in Bali). This will be followed by a discussion session for your upcoming project.

Day Five: Temple visit and an introduction to your project. This will help you prepare for your placement on Monday.

Please note, this schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on the needs of the program, local weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

 Volunteer schedule:

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:

8.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.

9.00 AM Volunteers spend 1 to 2 hours planning for their projects and head to their placements at 1pm. Work and hours is dependent on the project and placements that the volunteer is working at.

12.00 PM Lunch

5.00 PM Work at the project usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.

7.00PM - 8.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the project that the volunteer is participating on.

Meals: Volunteers are served mainly Balinese style dishes and should expect light vegetarian meals. Rice is a staple in the Indonesian cuisine, and eaten daily, typically teamed with fresh vegetables and occasionally tempeh/tofu. Volunteers can expect typical dishes such as nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables - often considered as the national dish), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). Western meals will also be served twice a week. Breakfast can include a choice of pancakes, fresh fruit, toast and eggs. Tea, coffee and toast will be available throughout the day. Purified drinking water is also available in the volunteer house; we do not recommend that you drink the tap water. Meals are provided three times per day and breakfast and dinner only during the weekends. If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village of Penestanan Kaja for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats and a great local Kopi (coffee) shop. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us when you apply so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, and as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Accomodation: Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all! The Balinese place great importance on family and houses are located amongst local Balinese family compounds. Living conditions are very comfortable and all volunteer houses have fans in the bedrooms. Volunteers can expect to share a dormitory style room with three to seven other volunteers. The bathroom is shared with a hot water shower and western toilets. There is a pool in a local guesthouse which you can use for USD$3.

For couples or those wanting more privacy. Private rooms with an ensuite are available for an additional US$130 per week. For volunteers wanting more comfort, an accommodation upgrade option is available in a private villa for an additional US$180 per week.

 Programs Fees


Length of program

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  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Weekends and Travel

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Ubud, or other parts of Bali. Popular destinations and activities include the beaches of Sanur, Seminyak or Kuta, cycling or trekking tours on Mount Batur, and visits to rice terraces and temples.


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