Volunteer Teaching Bali

Spend one to two hours each morning preparing lessons and three hours in the afternoon teaching english to primary or secondary school students in Bali or Lombok. Balinese children rarely get to practice conversational English skills or hear native English being spoken so you will be very well received! Volunteers will have plenty of support and encouragement to be creative and show students that learning English is fun!

English Teaching Program Bali

Project Type

Standard Placement

Duration

1 Week+

Start Dates

1st & 3rd Monday of each month (Cultural orientation week)

Locations

Ubud or Lombok

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  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • 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)

Volunteer Teaching Bali – Background Information

Young people in Bali thirst for education, even though, the Primary school is free,the parents have to take care of the books and the uniform. Most of the parents are farmers and can’t afford the finances of high school for the kids. This is a very rewarding experience for the volunteers and the kids will be happy to learn from the volunteers.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach at various local schools for approx 3-4 hours each day. Volunteers can teach a variety of English Based subjects, games, songs, art, sport, music etc. in learning though fun. Some will be able to teach whole classes on their own or with other Volunteers.

We particularly welcome those for whom this is their first visit to Bali. We help with cultural awareness and immersion learning during your training, as well as assisting you to tour Bali through short activity breaks during your weekends and vacations.

Locations

Ubud, pronounced ‘oobood’ is located centrally in the heart of Balinese culture.  Far removed from the tourist crowds of Kuta, it is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries and a general feeling of well being.  Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to this unique destination – scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces and rivers.

Lovina, is a beach destination on the opposite side of the island from Kuta with a low-key, low-rise relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful 12 km stretch of coast with very little crowds or tourists.   With the volunteer center located a 5 min walk to the beach in a village setting, this is a great option for those seeking a beach break together with a proper local volunteering experience.

Lombok, about 35 km’s from Bali is an authentic Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches, prime surfing and very few tourists!  With heaps of wide-open unspoiled beaches, less traffic and pollution, the island’s has plentiful trekking opportunities and natural sightseeing and cultural experiences.   Lombok differs considerably from Bali with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoiled beaches, and much less traffic and pollution. The island’s northern area is dominated by the remarkable bulk of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason many travelers come to Lombok. 

Culture and Costume

Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese Culture and Balinese Traditional are still charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees. Especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a Ceremony Day.

The volunteer will work in many Local schools in Ubud Area such as The SDN 5 SAYAN School, This is a local school which is taken care by the Indonesian government. The Government will support the English teacher only 1 class a week. Thus, the volunteer teacher will be very useful for the kids. Schools in Bali are often in poor physical condition with classrooms unusable because of leaking roofs and broken furnishings.

Project Aims

To encourage and inspire these children into future education.
To ensure each child is confident and articulate in both spoken and written English.
To teach games & songs.
To encourage the kids in learning though fun.
To come up with creative methods of teaching
To make effective Lesson plans.

Accommodation

In Ubud, 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)

 

 

In Lovina, the standard accommodation is a 5 minute walk to the beach!  Wifi is available in the volunteer guest house which is clean and comfortable shared bedrooms and bathrooms with western toilets.  The house is located in a rural village which is only 5 min by tuk tuk to the town centre and only 15 minutes to a main city area where you can find interesting shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and everything you may need.

In Lombok, the volunteer house is about a 10 min drive from Sengiggi center.   You’ll share a room with up to 4 other volunteers. Hot showers, a private bathroom, bed linen and a fan are all included. Laundry facilities are available at a small fee.   There are also refrigerators at the houses. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible, and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Participants will also be expected to clean up after themselves and to play a part in keeping the accommodation neat and tidy.  

*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.

**For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available in Bali for an additional cost in either a single room (shared toilet), private room (private toilet) or private villa (private toilet, kitchen & balcony).  Please contact us in advance to check availability and pricing. (Prices start from US$125 p/week)

Meals

3 traditional Balinese meals are provided 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.

Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport in Bali, you will be required to pay a $US35 per person visa on arrival fee. You can also pay in other currencies (USD, Euro or AUS$).

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, the cost is $75AUD.

Required Items

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

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