Take this chance, like many others already have, to travel to the beautiful island of Bali! Bali is full of charm. Gorgeous beaches, rice terraces and a variety of exotic plants will surround you everywhere. Notice how the fragrance of incense spreads from out of the temples into the streets and blends with the scent of the ocean and traffic.
Many tourists, Indonesian tourist alike, are attracted to the magic of this captivating island. The booming tourism industry is a blessing for many Indonesians, however it is the ruin of the island, the Balinese culture, and their natural resources. Bali defines opposites...fascinating yet repulsive, orderly yet chaotic, energetic yet apathetic, rich yet poor. These are just a few of the contradictions you will find yourself making as you experience life on this island. Perhaps this comes from its people’s true understanding of the need for balance in life, the balance between good and evil. For the Balinese good and evil are equally important. Poverty and wealth exist peacefully side by side. The glamorous decorated entrances of the hotels and villas neighbor tiny shacks surrounded by burning piles of waste. And yet they smile, they do not complain, they are truly a happy people and consider themselves wealthy for all that they do have.
By choosing volunteer work you have the opportunity to look behind the curtain of tourism...see for yourself. There are so many inspiring and unique social projects in Bali.