Volunteer in Bali, Indonesia

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.


At One Glance


From 4 Weeks

All programs are available for a minimum duration of 4 weeks.


Program Start

The programs start every Monday.


Indonesian Level

Basic knowledge is an advantage but not mandatory.


Project Location

The projects are located in the southern part of Bali as well as in the area ind and around Ubud.

The other side of the story

Every year thousand of tourists are attracted by the magic of the small holiday island of Bali. Tourism is booming for more than 30 years and is an economic blessing for the local people. But the ever-growing tourism also brings its downsides. For example tourism brought plastic to Bali. Until today, most of the local population do not know how to dispose their trash properly. They simply throw it to the side of the road or into rivers. Less than 100 meters from glamorous decorated entrances of the hotels and villas, people live at the subsistence level, surrounded by burning heaps of rubbish.

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.

Program Information

Social work with children

Are you a people person? Our social welfare programs in Bali offer a wide range of opportunities working to help improve the lives of others. One of our most popular areas for volunteering is with children. Our children are another great treasure that needs our care. As a care-volunteer you can help in different orphanages in various regions. If you are looking for the ultimate cultural experience, then volunteering in the orphanage in Karangasem is the perfect place for you.

Your responsibilities as a volunteer will be as follows: 

  • working closely with the children
  • caring for the children
  • teaching
  • playing
  • doing arts and crafts
  • singing with them

Furthermore, you can volunteer in the community center in Ketewel. It is a daycare type of institution for the children from the slums of Ketewel. 

Volunteering in the wildlife conservation

Some sea turtle’s natural hatching grounds have been wiped out due to booming tourism and devastating waste management issues. On top of that, turtle products are still popular goods among the black markets. To raise awareness and protect the sea turtles, Balinese activists opened the Center for Turtle Conservation back in 2006. As a volunteer you will have the following opportunities:

  • cleaning the fresh water pools
  • feeding the turtles,
  • medical treatment of the turtles,
  • guiding tourist through the center
  • and educate foreigners about the turtle's natural behavior and the threats they face. 

Similar activities will await you in the bird conservation project in Ubud. The population of the Bali starling has faced a tremendous decrease in the past years due to expanding infrastructure leading to near extinction.

Volunteering in the education system

Contribute to the education of Balinese students while gaining international teaching experience. If what you seek is work in the education field, we have a variety of school projects to suit you. You can teach 

Although the demand for English teachers is the highest, there are other areas where your help is needed. Mathematics, art and sports are just a few. The choice is yours!

Make a difference by contributing your time and knowledge to a volunteer program. In return you will gain an invaluable experience in Bali.

Volunteering in the nature conservation

The future of our planet depends greatly on how we care for our environment. We rely on it, and it relies on us! Indonesia, a country comprising of over 13,000 islands, suffers from major environmental issues. In this field volunteers support the education of nature conservation topics.

All organizations you will be working with have realized that educating the local people is key to the conservation of Bali's beautiful nature. Work as a volunteer in the eco park of the biggest nature conservation organizations and educate ambassadors, who will then share this knowledge with their community. 

If you would like to teach, you can support the second mission of this non-profit organization. They offer free literacy and English classes to less fortunate Balinese women. Furthermore, they run a micro-financing project where women are encouraged to create and build up their own small businesses.

Has working with children always made you smile? If so, you are welcome to create your own outdoor class in a pre-school, primary or high school, creating a small eco garden for the school and teaching the students how to maintain it.

Be prepared for your teaching abroad!

Volunteers need to prepare teaching plans, which include all ideas of subjects or topics they would like to to the children. It makes your first contact with the children and the communication so much easier. At least you should bare in mind, that you will teach in front of 20 children who barely speak a word English, nor you know their language.

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