Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Bali: Construction and Renovation Volunteer Project

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Description

Location: Pejeng, Bali, Indonesia

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €275 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Benefits:

  • Help build essential infrastructure for poor communities of Bali
  • Team up with fellow participants
  • Explore and immerse yourself in a beautiful, vibrant country
  • Keywords: construction, renovation, community development
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Introduction

If you enjoy a bit of hard work in the sun, then you will love this project! You can make a difference to the poor communities of Bali by helping to build up the local infrastructure. All of the buildings are then donated to and used by the local community and build towards a brighter future.

Our project works only with small village communities in and around Ubud. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. Schools, playgrounds and public libraries are some of the places where your time and effort would make a difference to the local communities and their living conditions.

Intro. Week

Your placement can start with an optional Introductory Week, which will introduce you to the Balinese way of life, and prepare you for the rest of your placement. This week is automatically included in your placement. Your schedule will look like this;

Monday
After our coordinator collects you from the airport, you’ll be taken to check in at your guest house. The day begins with a briefing to outline your program, and to tell you our house rules. You’ll be introduced to Bali on a walking tour of Monkey Street, the main commercial road in the city. There’ll be a welcome dinner, followed by a traditional Balinese dance in Ubud palace.

Tuesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. After that, you’ll go on a walking tour of the village, where you’ll get to experience how Balinese families live.

Wednesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. In the afternoon, you’ll go to a local batik shop, where you’ll learn how to draw, and paint your own batik designs.

Thursday
You will be given a Balinese Cooking Class. You will learn to cook Balinese food. In the after noon you’ll learn how to make an offering to God, and the spirits of the Hindu religion. There will be a flower offering class, and you’ll be taught how to make a flower basket. You can use your flower offering in the next day.

Friday
Spiritual Tour: We will bring your Flower offering to the Holy temple. We go to visit the famous temple ” Pura Tirta Empul ” the holy water temple and you can enjoy a shower with the Holy Water.
You’ll be free to enjoy your weekend however you choose, and you will start your volunteer placement on the following Monday!

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Daily Life

You will be working in many aspects oif construction, including brick laying, carpentry, painting, laying tiles and landscaping/gardening. You will be working closely with a local coordinator and other volunteers, who will provide guidance and training.

By participating in this social project, you will make a difference to the local community by helping in improving their infrastructure and living conditions. You will find yourself in an artistic and relaxed environment where you are in charge of renovating and creating mosaics and paintings throughout several kindergartens and primary schools around Ubud.

Please remember that this program aims to support the local communities and can tasks can change depending on where you are most needed.

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Travel & Accom.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and picked up from the airport, before being taken to your accommodation. Our houses are located in Pejeng village which is about 15-20 minutes drive from the center of Ubud.

You will be staying in shared accommodation of 4-8 people per room. All bed linen a fan will be provided. You should bring your own mosquito net, or you can purchase one locally for very cheap. There is a safety box available and free wifi in the public areas.

Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Vegans are welcome!

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen to get your hands dirty and work in a hot climate
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.

Costs

€275 Euros per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private accommodation is available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate