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


Project: Teaching

Requirements: 18+; FLUENT English

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: With Bali’s rapidly expanding tourism industry, the demand for local English speakers has never been greater. Children may have the opportunity to learn English at school, however this is usually taught by a local Balinese teacher and thus the children never really get to practice their conversational skills or hear native English being spoken. Balinese children are extremely eager to learn and are an absolute joy to teach. Volunteers on this project spend two hours each morning preparing lessons and three hours in the afternoon teaching at a local elementary or high school. It is entirely up to you what you decide to teach, however there is a general syllabus for you to follow and examples of what previous volunteers have taught for you to continue with. The aim of this project is to show students that learning English is fun and volunteers are encouraged to be creative with their methods of teaching – through games, songs, art, sport and music. If you are new to teaching, you may wish to team up with another volunteer, as two teachers in the classroom often works well in regards to confidence building and gaining greater control of the class, whose enthusiasm often spills over into great excitement! Your role is to encourage and inspire, but most importantly for teachers and students alike to enjoy the experience. Volunteers on this project must be fluent in English.

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

Program Fee $USD

1 week


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


8 weeks


10 weeks


12 weeks


  •  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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