15 Things Every Volunteer In Bali Should Do

15 Things to do in Bali with IVHQ

Arriving as a volunteer in Bali, your bucket list will be full of ‘must do’ activities for your volunteer abroad program and your #IVHQweekends! To kick start your list, here are the 15 things we think every international volunteer should do in Bali…

1. Get up at the crack of dawn

Take an early morning stroll around the volunteer house in Ubud and experience the world peacefully waking up around you.

Waking as an IVHQ volunteer in Bali

2. Run rings around the children

As a Teaching volunteer in Bali, you’re encouraged to bring ideas of games and activities to play with the local children you’re working with. And trust us, Balinese kids are sure to keep you on your toes!

Entertaining children in Bali with IVHQ

3. Seriously, they’ll keep you on your toes!

Volunteering with children in Bali with IVHQ

4. Laze on a Bali Beach

No trip to Bali is complete without a visit to a Balinese beach during your time off. Even consider becoming a IVHQ volunteer on Bali’s Turtle Conservation project, where the volunteer house is located across the street from Nusa Penida beach!

Relax on a Bali beach with IVHQ during your weekends

5. Bathe in Holy Water

We receive dozens of #IVHQ Instagrams each week from volunteers in Bali, bathing in the stunning Tampak Siring Temple in Ubud. This unique experience is included in the IVHQ Bali Orientation Week.

Bathing in Holy Water in Bali as an IVHQ volunteer

6. Learn the art of Batik

While on Orientation Week in Bali, volunteers are also treated to a lesson in the ancient Indonesian art form of Batik painting.

Volunteers learning the art of Batik painting

7. Flowers with finesse

After you’ve mastered Batik painting, next learn how to create beautiful Balinese Flower offerings, which you’ll find covering the pavements of Ubud.

A Bali offering

8. Get down and dirty!

A great way to help around the community is by becoming a volunteer on IVHQ’s Construction and Renovation project. Here you’ll assist a local team in the construction of community initiatives around Ubud!

IVHQ constriction volunteers in Bali

9. Meet the monkeys

Only 20 minutes away from the volunteer house in Ubud, you’ll find the popular Monkey Forest, where you’ll wander the cobblestones with hundreds of monkeys!

Meet the monkeys in Ubud, Bali with IVHQ

10. Listen to locals

Despite the language barrier, communicate as much as possible with the locals. You’ll be surprised with the stories you’ll discover. On the IVHQ Healthcare Education project, we met an amazing man who even at the age of 85, continues to work on the rice fields to provide for his family.

Meet the locals as an IVHQ volunteer in Bali

11. Fill up on Rice!

On one of your #IVHQweekends, hire a bike and take a day trip around the stunning rice fields of Ubud. Your camera will thank you for it!

Visit the rice fields of Bali with IVHQ during your weekends

12. Spend time with Turtles

Witnessing a turtle being released into the wild on the IVHQ Turtle Conservation project in Bali is an amazing experience, and one that we caught on camera on the IVHQ Video Tour in Bali!

Spending time with Turtles as an IVHQ volunteer in Bali

13. Relax!

The local staff at the Bali volunteer houses are amazing, and available to help with any problems and challenges you may encounter while volunteering. Just relax, they’ll take great care of you!

IVHQ's Dan Radcliffe with the local team in Bali

14. Inspire and educate

Using your new-found knowledge of the local customs and Balinese phrases that you picked up during orientation, and adding your own talents and experiences from home, you’ll become an inspirational influence to the young children on the IVHQ Bali Kindergarten project.

IVHQ Kindergarten Teacher volunteer in Bali

15. Get fired up!

Witness the power and beauty of a Kecak Fire Dance Show - a must do experience for any volunteer in Bali!

Fire dance show in Bali with IVHQ

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