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Teaching Volunteer Program in Bali - Lovina

Teaching Volunteer Program in Bali - Lovina

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer teacher in Bali - Lovina? International Volunteer HQ’s Teaching project invites volunteers to impart valuable English language skills to school children while sharing their own culture. Through this program, volunteers contribute to enhancing access to education within the local community. By assisting children to remain in school, pursue further education, and access better employment opportunities in the future, volunteers play a vital role in shaping brighter futures.

Highlights:
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Affordable fees from £359 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 serene coastal charm, lush landscapes, and most stunning 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 accommodation
Volunteers aged 16+ and families
Fully hosted experience from £359 for 1 week
Durations from 1 - 12 weeks
Online TEFL course available
Up to 5 hours volunteering a day

This program is ideal for:

Creative and proactive volunteers who enjoy inspiring children to learn or who want to become teachers. You’ll need to speak fluent English but no previous teaching experience is required as you’ll be supported by qualified local staff. Some relevant training like a TEFL course would be helpful.
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 2024:

  • 13th to 17th of May 2024 - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 9th of September to the 13th of September 2024 - Midterm School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Childcare project.
  • 23rd of September to 5th of October - All projects closed except Construction and Turtle Conservation - 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, if a volunteer will be in Bali for less than 30 days and has chosen to join one of the add ons available such as the Introduction week or the Yoga and Meditation Week, the volunteer will be able to join with a visa on arrival.
  • Alternatively, all volunteers joining the Bali program must obtain the Social Cultural Visa (C6B). 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 provided 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 or 17 on their program start date are required to provide IVHQ with parental consent in order to participate on the program, and may be asked to provide additional documents 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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What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Niamh Whitham
13 Dec 2023

I gained a life changing experience, that opened my eyes to a completely different world, do it and it will be the best thing you've ever done!

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Surya Zidan
24 Aug 2023

The program is very rewarding. You make really good friends from all around the world while also helping the local environment.

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Marianna Manca Bitti
10 Aug 2023

I’d say that helping children learning English really made my days, they would always smile at me and be super friendly and respectful.

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Aisling FitzPatrick
02 Aug 2023

My advice I would give, is to go at the program with an open mind. It may feel scary pushing yourself so much but it is incredibly rewarding when you see the difference you make on people’s lives.

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Ida Asloudj
02 Aug 2023

It’s a life changing experience! I really enjoyed it!

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Jennifer Christopher
13 Jul 2023

Enjoy every minute because it will go by too fast. Take advantage of the free time and go explore not only your host city but the surrounding cities. Get to know the locals.

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Volunteer Abroad in Bali, Lovina with IVHQ

Location

Lovina is a charming coastal town located on the northern coast of Bali, Indonesia. The volunteer accommodation is a short stroll away from the nearest beach and the heart of town. Volunteer placements span various nearby locations, ensuring easy access with travel times ranging from 5 to 45 minutes. This allows volunteers to immerse themselves in their projects while savoring Bali’s beauty. Lovina offers a serene escape from the bustling crowds of southern Bali, showcasing black sand beaches, serene waters, and breathtaking sunsets. Lovina is famous for dolphin watching, where visitors can witness playful dolphins frolicking in the early morning hours. With its relaxed vibe and natural beauty, Lovina is the perfect destination for travelers seeking tranquility and exploration in Bali.

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.
5:00 - 6:30 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 might find yourself indulging in various activities such as lounging on the beach, exploring the vibrant local markets, or delving into the colourful depths of the ocean through early morning boat trips to witness playful dolphins swimming. You can also join snorkeling or diving tours to encounter diverse marine life and vibrant coral reefs or pamper yourself with a relaxing Balinese massage or spa treatment at one of the many wellness centers in Lovina. 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 15-minute trip away and you can visit the bigger town of Singaraja or soak in the Banjar Hot Springs nestled within a lush tropical garden. You can also venture to Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery or embark on cycling or trekking excursions from Mt. Batur to discover the surrounding rice terraces, waterfalls, and temples. Lovina offers something for every traveler seeking relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers will be accommodated in an authentic Balinese-style repurposed hotel with dormitory-style rooms. Conveniently situated on the main road in Lovina town center, the accommodation is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, ATMs, and the breathtaking black sand beaches. While the living conditions are basic, they are also comfortable, featuring amenities such as a pool, wifi, hot water, electricity, and air conditioning to ensure a pleasant stay.

Bedrooms are furnished with bunk beds, and bedding is provided for volunteers. Each room accommodates up to five volunteers of the same gender. Additionally, every bedroom has air conditioning and includes an attached bathroom with showers and Western-style toilets for convenience.

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 £59 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 £151 per room per week. Once you have registered, you will have the opportunity to request an upgrade based on availability.

Kindly be advised that there is a 10:30 pm curfew at the volunteer accommodation. We please request all volunteers to be considerate and minimize noise during this time.

Meals

Volunteers will enjoy mainly Balinese-style dishes during their stay, primarily consisting of light vegetarian meals such as:

  • 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

Additionally, Western-style meals will be served twice a week. For breakfast, volunteers can expect pancakes, fresh fruit, toast, and eggs. Throughout the day, tea, coffee, and toast are readily available. Purified drinking water is provided in the volunteer house, as tap water is not recommended for consumption.

Meals are served within the volunteer house three times a day during the week. However, on weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be available. Should volunteers desire to dine out in Lovina, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance catering to various tastes and budgets.

Should you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you. However, it’s essential to remain flexible as your meals may not be your typical eating habits at home.

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 £359 Equivalent to £51/day
2 weeks £517 Equivalent to £37/day
3 weeks £680 Equivalent to £32/day
4 weeks £825 Equivalent to £29/day
5 weeks £962 Equivalent to £28/day
6 weeks £1099 Equivalent to £26/day
8 weeks £1361 Equivalent to £24/day
10 weeks £1622 Equivalent to £23/day
12 weeks £1884 Equivalent to £22/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 £278) 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.

Free-time experiences & tours in Bali

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Bali! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Bali program.

Bali Adventure Week
Bali Adventure Week

We highly recommend the Bali Adventure program on your Bali trip! The Bali Adventure week is the perfect way to experience the adventurous side of this beautiful little island. Go on a cycle tour, visit an active volcano, tread into spice plantations and rice fields, hike into the mountains and take part in Turtle conservation. The program will unleash the adventure in you.

£379
Bali Lovina Yoga and Meditation
Bali Lovina Yoga and Meditation

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.

£354
Bali Yoga and Meditation Week
Bali Yoga and Meditation Week

Many people travel the world to experience Bali as they believe it is a unique place for reflection and contemplation. In fact, they take this a step further and say Ubud is a sanctuary within Bali, an idyllic environment in which you can experience true tranquility. Thus, this program shall help you to get rid of stress, anxiety and physical ailments by engaging in Yoga and Meditation.

£354
Bali Lovina Yoga and Meditation
Bali Lovina Yoga and Meditation

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.

£354
Lovina Introduction Week
Lovina Introduction Week

Learn more about the Balinese culture and tick off some must-do Bali experiences.

£302
Bali Adventure Week
Bali Adventure Week

We highly recommend the Bali Adventure program on your Bali trip! The Bali Adventure week is the perfect way to experience the adventurous side of this beautiful little island. Go on a cycle tour, visit an active volcano, tread into spice plantations and rice fields, hike into the mountains and take part in Turtle conservation. The program will unleash the adventure in you.

£379
Bali Yoga and Meditation Week
Bali Yoga and Meditation Week

Many people travel the world to experience Bali as they believe it is a unique place for reflection and contemplation. In fact, they take this a step further and say Ubud is a sanctuary within Bali, an idyllic environment in which you can experience true tranquility. Thus, this program shall help you to get rid of stress, anxiety and physical ailments by engaging in Yoga and Meditation.

£354
Ubud Introduction Week
Ubud Introduction Week

Learn more about the Balinese culture and tick off some must-do Bali experiences.

£302

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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.
Learn more about IVHQ's safety

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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