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Teaching Volunteer Program in Bali - Lovina

Teaching Volunteer Program in Bali - Lovina

Interested in being a volunteer Teacher in Bali - Lovina? International Volunteer HQ’s Teaching project will see volunteers teaching school children valuable English language skills and sharing their culture. Volunteers gain teaching experience and help improve access to education within the local community which can help kids stay in school, continue with further education and opens doors to better employment opportunities later in life.

Highlights:
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Affordable fees from £367 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Get creative teaching English in after-school classes

  • Discover some of Bali’s most breathtaking beaches

  • Stay in a volunteer house with a pool and tropical garden

Key information

Improves access to quality education
Based in local schools
Dormitory-style volunteer hostel
Volunteers aged 16+ and families
Fully hosted experience from £367 for 1 week
Durations from 1 - 12 weeks
Online TEFL course available
Up to 5 hours volunteering a day

This program is ideal for:

Volunteers with a positive outlook who enjoy working with children or are aspiring teachers. No previous experience is required as you’ll be supported by qualified local staff. TEFL certification or experience would be an advantage.
Who is this program suited to?

What to expect and how you'll make an impact

Tourism and hospitality are major industries in Bali and the main source of employment for local people. Jobs in the sector require a high level of English proficiency so the chance to learn from and practice the language with a native speaker is extremely valuable.

As a volunteer teacher, you’ll be running after-school English classes for elementary school children. You may be paired up with another volunteer or in sole charge, and you’re free to get creative with how you teach. You might include games, songs, sport or art in your lessons. There is a general syllabus for you to follow and examples of what previous volunteers have done to guide your lesson planning.

Day-to-day teaching volunteer work varies, but generally consists of:

  • Teaching English to 8-12 year olds
  • Providing pronunciation and language guidance
  • Lesson planning
  • Setting up educational games and activities
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 Teaching volunteering in Lovina with IVHQ?

Why volunteer as a teacher in Bali - Lovina with IVHQ? When you join the Teaching project in Bali - Lovina, you’ll be giving a hand up to the local community while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Improving access to education in Bali - Lovina
  • Helping students develop the skills they need to find long-term employment
  • Getting experience teaching English
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining teaching abroad experience
  • Immersing yourself in Balinese culture
  • Exploring Bali’s incredible and diverse landscapes

Important dates to note for 2023 to 2024:

  • 4th to 8th of December 2023 - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 26th of February - 5th of March 2024 - During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in cleaning, repairs and renovation activities in local schools for approximately 4 hours a day and have the remainder of their time free to enjoy the festivities.
  • 4th - 9th March - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 11th, 12th March 2024 - 11th of March is Silent day (Nyepi day) and you will have to stay at the volunteer center as everything will stop including orientation, volunteering, the airport, restaurants, shops, etc will all be closed. The 12th of March is a public holiday in Bali. Volunteers instead participate in cleaning, repairs and renovation activities in local schools and have the remainder of their time free to enjoy the festivities.
  • 13th to 31st of May 2024 - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 16th of September to the 20th of September 2024 - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 24th September - 4th of October 2024 - During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in cleaning, repairs and renovation activities in local schools for approximately 4 hours a day and have the remainder of their time free to enjoy the festivities.

Volunteer requirements

  • It is important to note, all volunteers joining the Bali program must obtain the Social Cultural Visa (B-211). This type of visa is required to join the program, no matter your nationality or duration in Bali. The visa can typically take up to 15 working days to process and once registered you will be provide with instructions on how to apply for this visa.
  • To respect the local culture and customs in Bali, volunteers should be aware that they’re unable to have anything obstructing their face while at their volunteer placement.
  • 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
  • All volunteers must speak fluent English.
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Volunteer Abroad in Bali, Lovina with IVHQ

Location

On IVHQ’s Bali - Lovina projects, you’ll be volunteering in a laid-back seaside area where you can find relaxation and adventure in equal measures. On the northern coast of Bali, Indonesia, you’ll find black sand beaches and plenty of snorkeling, diving and dolphin watching. Walking from the volunteer accommodation to the nearest beach takes just 10 minutes and you’ll get yourself to the middle of town in 15. Volunteer placements are in various locations nearby with travel time ranging from 5 to 45 minutes.

Arrival and orientation

The program orientation will begin on the Monday of your start date 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 should you arrive between 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Saturday or Sunday, before your start date. 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 transported to the volunteer accommodation in Lovina. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the Sunday night. If you are travelling in Bali prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Denpasar on Sunday

There are two options for orientation on the Bali - Lovina program.

1-day Orientation:

This begins on your selected start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program. You will have an introduction to the IVHQ Bali - Lovina Program and the local staff, Indonesian customs, rules, expectations, and safety. This will be followed by a project-specific meeting with the project preparation you’ll need to complete for the following day.

5-day Introduction Week:

The Introduction Week begins on the morning of your chosen start date and runs for the first five days of your stay. It is an awesome way to kickstart your volunteer abroad experience and it covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Bali, plus you’ll learn more about the culture and get to tick off a must-do Bali experiences! The Introduction Week will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

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 - A typical volunteer day is as follows:

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 - 8:00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the project that the volunteer is participating on.

Weekends

In your free time in Lovina you could be basking on the beach, discovering the delights of the local markets or exploring the colourful depths of the ocean with a snorkel. While there are plenty of tourist activities to keep you busy, there’s also ample opportunity to relax and find a moment of peace.

Just a short trip away and you can visit the bigger town of Singaraja or soak in the Banjar Hot Springs - tucked away in a lush tropical garden. Then check out Bali’s biggest Buddhist monastery or take a cycling or trekking tour from Mt Batur and visit the surrounding rice terraces, waterfalls and temples.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers will be accommodated in an authentic Balinese-style repurposed hotel with dormitory-style rooms, approximately a 10-minute walk from Lovina town center. Living conditions are basic but comfortable, with amenities such as a pool, hot water, electricity, and air conditioning provided.

Bedrooms feature bunk beds with bedding provided. Volunteers can expect to share a room with up to five other volunteers of the same gender. Each bedroom is equipped with air conditioning and has an attached bathroom with showers and Western-style toilets.

If you wish to arrive a day earlier than your recommended arrival date or spend a few extra nights after completing your program, we can arrange additional nights of accommodation for you at £60 per person per night, including meals, subject to availability. You will be able to book extra nights via your profile after you register.

Private room upgrades are also possible for an additional £154 per room per week, subject to availability. Once you have registered, you will be able to request an upgrade.

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Please note that there is 10:30pm curfew at the volunteer accommodation, please be considerate and reduce noise.

WiFi is available for volunteers to access, and you can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone to keep connected.

Meals

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

  • Rice, fresh vegetables and tempeh/tofu
  • Nasi goreng - fried rice and vegetables
  • Mie goreng - fried noodles and vegetables
  • Gado gado - mixed vegetables with a satay sauce

Western food will also be served twice a week. Breakfast can include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast and eggs. Tea, coffee and toast will be available throughout the day. Purified drinking water is available in the volunteer house; it is not recommended that you drink the tap water.

Meals are served within the volunteer compound three times a day during the week, but on weekends only breakfast and dinner are available. If volunteers wish to eat out in Lovina, there are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time 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 flexible.

Pricing

  • USD
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.
  • USD
1 week £367 Equivalent to £53/day
2 weeks £529 Equivalent to £38/day
3 weeks £696 Equivalent to £33/day
4 weeks £845 Equivalent to £30/day
5 weeks £985 Equivalent to £28/day
6 weeks £1125 Equivalent to £27/day
8 weeks £1393 Equivalent to £25/day
10 weeks £1660 Equivalent to £24/day
12 weeks £1928 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
  • Personalised preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

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

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$329 (approximately £284) in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in GBP.
  • 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, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Bali - Lovina generally find US$80-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

We believe that no volunteer adventure would be complete without experiencing the natural and cultural wonders of your host country. That’s why we offer an exciting Introduction Week to IVHQ volunteers in Bali as an affordable add-on.

Day Event
DAY 1 Introduction to the IVHQ Bali - Lovina Program and the local staff, Indonesian customs, rules and expectations, safety and a Lovina walking tour (1 - 2 hours). This will be followed by a cultural class
DAY 2 Buddhist Temple visit and Bahasa Language lesson
DAY 3 Indonesian cooking class and Bahasa Language lesson
DAY 4 Visit the local Lovina Hot Spring followed by Balinese flower offering lesson (flower offerings are a daily ritual in Bali)
DAY 5 An introduction to your project which will help you prepare for your placement on Monday.

The introduction week has an additional cost of US$358 which includes all orientation activities, meals, and accommodation.

Please note the introduction week is not included as part of your program duration. So if you want this to be part of the total amount of weeks you spend on the program, please let us know.

Bali is identified by many travelers around the world as a unique place for reflection and contemplation. Balinese Yoga is about feeling and appreciating the spiritual nature. A good combination of Balinese Meditation and Yoga will make your body and mind feel more relaxed.

The Yoga and Meditation program involves a week of learning and practicing Balinese Yoga. This program is ideal for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Meditation is the art of focusing your mind, restraining your thoughts, and looking deep into yourself. Practicing it can give you a better understanding of your purpose in life and of the divine, and it provides you with certain physical and mental health benefits.

Balinese Yoga is one of the most famous activities on the island. This enchanting environment empowers an ambiance within which you can experience true tranquility. The yoga principle stretches further than just physical exercises. It teaches different paths of yoga, postures, breathing techniques and meditation to liberate yourself from stress, anxiety and physical ailments.

During this week, you will practice this balance and learn from our experts in healing techniques of yoga and meditation to have a healthy body and mind.

Schedule

Monday:

  • Introduction to the program
  • Commencing yoga and meditation lessons
  • Enjoying an interval with fresh fruits and tea
  • Breakfast
  • Relaxing till lunch
  • Lunch
  • Free time for Relax
  • Afternoon yoga and meditation session

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • Taking part in early morning yoga and meditation lessons
  • Enjoying an interval with fresh fruits and tea
  • Breakfast
  • Relaxing till lunch
  • Lunch
  • Free time for Relax
  • Afternoon yoga and meditation session

Friday:

  • Taking part in early morning yoga and meditation lessons
  • Enjoying an interval with fresh fruits and tea
  • Breakfast
  • Relaxing till lunch
  • Lunch
  • Free time for Relax
  • Afternoon Massage or spa treatment

It is important to note, this schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Please note, volunteers not attending any program the following week are required to check out of their accommodation during the day on Saturday.

How to book IVHQ’s recommended add-ons:

Ready to join? Please see the add-on options in your MyIVHQ checklist or email your IVHQ Program Manager and they will add this to your file.

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Safety and support with IVHQ

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.
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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. High humidity can be expected during the wet season, October - April. The dry season is between the months of May - September and has the lowest humidity.

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