Nutrition and Healthcare Bali

Qualified or student nutritionists, naturopaths, or aspiring healthcare professionals seeking to work in the health field are needed in Bali to provide healthcare services and/or basic education to schools and communities! Under this program, you will contribute to the development of healthcare education in Ubud by working as a professional in healthcare centres or through teaching basic first-aid, and methods to maintain personal health and hygiene in community centres and schools.

Nutrition & Healthcare Bali

 

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

The aim of this project is to provide free nutritional & healthcare services for the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases prevalent in developing countries like Bali.

Established medical and healthcare professionals or those interested in teaching nutrition, basic first-aid and personal hygiene are desired.   Volunteers will assist in local health centres (if qualified) or conduct health camps including dental checkups and general health assessments in schools. Nutritionists and Naturopaths can implement classes around healthy eating, the healthy plate, exercise and the importance of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low in processed sugar.

Education in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness are also involved.  This may seem trivial to those raised in western societies, however these services assist greatly towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases in developing communities.

If you have a medical or nutrition background, check-up clinics, weight and height asessments for local children and adults can be organized with your help.

Indicative Schedule

Monday

On the first day of you project which falls on a Monday, you will attend a meeting with the Medical Officer after your breakfast to understand about the nature of the health issues and to get a short training where you will learn what is required to be done.  

After the meeting, you can prepare for the activities until the lunch time. After lunch, you will visit a local school where you will be able to organize the activities you have planned in an interesting way so that the children will learn from you. Once you return from the school, you can share your feedback and experiences with us, and call it a day.

Tuesday to Friday

From Tuesday to Friday, you will prepare the daily activities after having breakfast and leave to the allocated schools/ projects after having a delicious meal for lunch. Once you go to your project location, you can then engage with the local children in teaching them on nutrition, first-aid, hygiene and personal care. You can prepare the activities in an attractive manner so that the children would be engaged in the activities easily.

***The activity plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The program can change depending on the school plan/activities from the local students, weather and local conditions. The working time will be around 4-6 hours a day***

Who Can Participate

Volunteers with all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and especially anyone with medical, nutrition or other healthcare related backgrounds.  Medical and health professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would be immensely valuable.  

Accommodation

Ubud (Pejeng)

In Pejeng, standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud within genuine local Balinese communities in a rural setting.  We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing….  This is a real Balinese experience!    Living conditions are comfortable and clean.   You can expect regular interaction with locals where you can practice your new found language skills.  You can expect to share a room with between 4 to 8 other volunteers.  The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.

In Ubud, Volunteers have access to 2 swimming pools which can be used for a fee of approx US$3.  There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud center which is about a 10 minute walk from the house.
Internet use: Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. (10 minute walk)

 

Private Rooms & Villas

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost in either a single room (shared toilet) for an additional US$90 p/week p/room, private room (private toilet) US$120 p/week p/room or private villa (private toilet, kitchen & balcony) US$160 p/week p/room.  Please contact us in advance to check availability or make sure you request at the time of booking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lombok

In Lombok, Sengigi is the traditional tourist area however tourism is nowhere close to what is seen in Bali.   In this regard you are way off the beaten path of tourism.  You’ll enjoy extensive bays with beautiful light sandy beaches and jungle mountains with palm trees.   This area spans approx 10km of coast with amazing surf for the surfers out there and a colourful reef.   The night life is also super fun and very affordable.   The vendors are also not nearly as agressive as in Bali.  The accommodaiton has free Wifi in public areas, spacious rooms, hot showers, a private bathroom shared between max 4-6 volunteers, bed linen included and a fan for the hot nights.  There is no mosquito protection, air-con or towels included. 

*All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.

Meals

As a volunteer in bali, you’ll receive 3 traditional meals each day on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner). Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables),  or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce).  For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).

Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.  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 for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats.   If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.

You will receive change in Indonesian Rupiah. There is usually no problem to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA), but your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months. The VoA is not valid for one month. – only 30 days.  The day of arrival counts as day one.  The day of departure also counts.   If you need to stay longer than the allowed 30 days you can get an additional stamp (VoA) without leaving the country and get an additional 30 days. This can only be done once.  If you wish to stay up to 90 days, it is possible to extend your stay for a further 30 days. Once you are in Bali, our coordinators can help organize this for you.

Required Items

We’ll provide a full briefing of recommended items for the healthcare education bali program in our detailed program pack.  This is provided to you after final payment normally 30 days prior to departure.

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