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.
- Programs start every Monday
- Affordable fees from £358 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
This program is ideal for:
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
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:
- 13th to 17th of March 2023 - Midterm Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Kindergarten project.
- 21st to 23rd March 2023: There will be no volunteer work available during this time, on Nyepi day all restaurants close and even the airport is officially closed and you may be required to stay at the volunteer accommodation.
- 15th to 26th May 2023 - School Examination: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Kindergarten project. Please note, this date may change due to Big Hindu Ceremony, however, the local team won’t know till closer to your start date.
- 31st July to 12th of August 2023: 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.
- 11th to 15th of September 2023 - Midterm Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Kindergarten project.
- 4th to 8th of December 2023 - School Exams: During this time, the standard volunteer work is not available. Volunteers instead participate in the Kindergarten project.
- 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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”My highlight moments from the volunteer experience was mainly with the children I was teaching, especially when they gave flowers. What I would say to future volunteers is absolutely give it a go. It may seem scary before you go as you don't know exactly what to expect, however well prepared you are. The reality is it all falls into place when you get there. I want to do this again!”
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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.
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
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.|
|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.
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
You’ll stay in a dormitory-style volunteer centre where you’ll get the chance to experience typical Balinese village life - roosters crowing and all - away from busy tourist hot spots. Living conditions are basic but comfortable with a pool, hot water, electricity, and air conditioning provided.
Volunteers can expect to share a room with up to five other volunteers of the same gender. Bedding is provided. Each bedroom has a bathroom with showers and western toilets.
Volunteers have access to tea and coffee facilities, as well as filtered drinking water. You can walk to the beach and town in less than 15 minutes.
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.
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.
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||£358 Equivalent to £51/day|
|2 weeks||£516 Equivalent to £37/day|
|3 weeks||£678 Equivalent to £32/day|
|4 weeks||£823 Equivalent to £29/day|
|5 weeks||£960 Equivalent to £27/day|
|6 weeks||£1097 Equivalent to £26/day|
|8 weeks||£1357 Equivalent to £24/day|
|10 weeks||£1618 Equivalent to £23/day|
|12 weeks||£1879 Equivalent to £22/day|
- 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
- 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 £277) 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.
Recommended activities and tour add-ons
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 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.
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
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.
Essential country information
|Currency||Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)|
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.