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Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Bali - Ubud

Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Bali - Ubud

Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Oct 4, 2021

Eager to volunteer in a Kindergarten in Bali - Ubud? With International Volunteer HQ’s Kindergarten project, volunteers can assist with early childhood education and share valuable English language skills with their young students. Volunteers gain childcare experience and have the chance to explore Bali’s lush landscapes while local children get to improve their English in a fun and interactive way and learn about other cultures.

Highlights:
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Affordable fees from $325 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Help young Balinese children learn and grow
  • Discover ancient temples, shrines and monasteries
  • Stay with other volunteers on the scenic outskirts of Ubud
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Who is this program suited to?

Volunteers who genuinely enjoy working with children and understand how they behave. There will be lots of fun, laughter, noise and excitement. You’ll be working with a local team so no experience is necessary.
Who is this program suited to?

Key information

Improves access to quality education
Based in kindergartens in Ubud
Dormitory-style volunteer houses
Volunteers aged 16+ and families
Up to 3 hours volunteering a day
Fully hosted experience from $325 for 1 week
Durations from 1 - 12 weeks
Cultural Immersion orientation week available

What to expect and how you'll make an impact

As far as language learning goes, the earlier you start, the better. In Ubud, children are taught English from kindergarten onwards. Interacting with native speaking volunteers will give them a head start and help with pronunciation and other language skills. Bali’s tourism industry requires employees to speak English, so early education helps give local children a future with better job prospects and opportunities.

As a Kindergarten volunteer, you’ll help local teachers with general lessons and English for children between the ages of 4 and 5. This program runs for three hours each morning and works well paired with an afternoon volunteer placement which can be arranged when you’re in Ubud.

Kindergarten volunteer work varies but usually you’ll be:

  • Assisting local teachers with English lessons
  • Playing with and caring for children
  • Setting up activities and games
  • Sharing your language and culture

Due to school holidays, the Kindergarten project will be closed in June, July, August and December.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

More than half of all children and teens do not meet minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Quality education provides an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and is key to preventing poverty, securing long-term employment and improving quality of life.

Why do Kindergarten volunteering in Ubud with IVHQ?

While volunteering on the Kindergarten project in Ubud, you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Providing a safe space for children to learn
  • Sharing your language and culture
  • Gaining experience in childcare and teaching English
  • Developing your cross-cultural communication skills
  • Immersing yourself fully in Balinese life
  • Exploring Ubud’s rich culture and natural environment

Volunteer requirements

  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate in this program
  • Volunteers aged 16-18 are required to provide IVHQ with parental consent in order to participate on the program, and may be asked to provide additional documentation to the local team
  • All volunteers aged 13+ are required to provide a criminal background check to IVHQ prior to departure. Those aged 13-17, if unable to obtain a criminal background check, can provide two character reference letters instead
  • All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance

”It was so refreshing to go to Bali and fall in love with life again. I loved everything about Bali - teaching the kids, the relaxed way of life, the scenery, the culture, the food, etc. If I had to pick one thing it would have to be the people - the locals, the fellow volunteers and the local team. I met some very like minded volunteers that I know I'll rema...read more

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Volunteer Abroad in Ubud, Bali with IVHQ

Location

Set among lush rice paddies and ancient temples, IVHQ’s Ubud program will send you back in time. The 14 villages that make up the historical town of Ubud have streets lined with statues and ornate temples that ooze old-world charm. Ubud is also known for its artistic flair, with countless art galleries, artists’ workshops, craft shops and markets to explore.

Arrival and orientation

The Bali volunteer program orientation begins every Monday and volunteers need to arrive in Bali on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee. We recommend that volunteers under the age of 18 travel internationally with a notarized letter from their parents to support their documentation.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and taken to the volunteer accommodation. Your accommodation is covered by your program fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are in Bali prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Ubud or Denpasar on the day before your program orientation.

There are two options for orientation for the Bali - Ubud Program:

1-day Orientation:

This covers everything you need to know for your volunteer project and stay in Bali. You will have an introduction to the IVHQ Bali program, your project and the local staff, Indonesian customs, rules, expectations, and safety.

5-day Cultural Immersion Week:

This not only teaches you everything you need to know for your volunteer project, but also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the culture and tick off some must-do Bali experiences including a language lesson, cooking class, village walk and visits to the Garba Cave and the Holy Water Temple. This week has an additional cost of $358. Join the Cultural Immersion Week by making a note in your application or contacting your IVHQ Program Manager after you register.

Volunteer schedule example

First Day

On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays

While volunteer schedules depend on the particular projects and placements, a typical day might look like this:

8:00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house
9:00 AM Volunteers spend 1 to 2 hours planning for their projects.
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Volunteers head to their placements.
5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their accommodation, go sightseeing, or do some shopping.
7:00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.

Weekends

Whether you’re into arts and crafts, ancient history, exploring nature or after an adrenaline rush, there’s plenty to satisfy you in and around Ubud. You can fill your weekends with statues, museums and temples, hiking to the summit of Mt Batur, seeing waterfalls, snorkeling, white-water rafting, art galleries, shopping at markets or visiting small farms and rice paddies.

Ubud’s central location also makes it easy to get to other places in Bali like the capital city of Denpasar and the glorious beaches and villages that line the southern coast - all less than an hour away by taxi.

Meals

Volunteers are served mainly Balinese style dishes and should expect light vegetarian meals like:

  • Rice, fresh vegetables and occasionally tempeh/tofu
  • Nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables - often considered as the national dish)
  • Mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables)
  • Gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce)

Western meals may be served during the week. Breakfast can include fresh fruit, toast, and eggs. Tea, coffee, and toast will be available throughout the day. Purified drinking water is also available in the volunteer house; we do not recommend that you drink the tap water.

On weekdays you’ll get three meals a day, but during the weekend only breakfast and dinner are provided. If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large number of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so that we can make arrangements for you. However, you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home and need to be as flexible as possible. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of.

Pricing

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week $325 Equivalent to $47/day
2 weeks $490 Equivalent to $35/day
3 weeks $655 Equivalent to $32/day
4 weeks $805 Equivalent to $29/day
5 weeks $950 Equivalent to $28/day
6 weeks $1,090 Equivalent to $26/day
8 weeks $1,360 Equivalent to $25/day
10 weeks $1,630 Equivalent to $24/day
12 weeks $1,900 Equivalent to $23/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteering

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of $299 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Bali - Ubud generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

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Safety and support

IVHQ follows best practice and industry-leading health and safety procedures, which are regularly reviewed and optimized as part of the B Corporation recertification.

  • All volunteers encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training.
  • All local teams trained on best practice volunteer management & First Aid.
  • All IVHQ programs are required to adhere to IVHQ's Risk Management Policy.
  • All volunteers have access to 24/7 in-country support from our local team.
Safety and support with IVHQ

Protecting against COVID-19:

Volunteers tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel

Volunteers tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel

Health & safety information provided during orientation

Health & safety information provided during orientation

Strict disinfecting standards for programs & accomodation

Strict disinfecting standards for programs & accomodation

Greater physical distance between volunteers

Greater physical distance between volunteers

Essential country information

Capital Denpasar
Population 4.22 million
Languages Bahasa Indonesia
Currency Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)
Time zone UTC+08:00

Weather and climate

Bali has a tropical climate with year-round warm weather and an average temperature of 30°C (86°F). High humidity can be expected during the wet season from October to April. The dry season is between the months of May and September and has the lowest humidity.

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