Location: Ubud, 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: £350 GBP 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
- Bali has been negatively impacted by rapid development and tourism, leading to increased plastic pollution.
- This project aims to instil environmental education in children in a fun and dynamic manner, focusing on hands-on techniques.
- The program focuses on primary schools in Bali, encouraging students to work together and do their part in environmental conservation.
- The Balinese culture has a longstanding relationship with the environment, as demonstrated by ceremonies such as Tumpek Uduh day which honours the importance of trees and their role in providing balance.
Bali, known for its breathtaking beauty and lush greenery, has been impacted by rapid development and increased tourism, resulting in negative consequences such as plastic waste. The aim of this project is to instill environmental education in children at a young age, using a fun and dynamic approach to foster a strong relationship between humans and the environment.
Participants spend mornings planning their campaign and afternoons visiting primary schools in Ubud. The project emphasizes that every effort counts and encourages students to work together for a better environment.
Balinese culture has always respected and cared for the environment, and the program aims to continue this tradition through teaching gratitude, recognition, and prayer for the trees and nature that provide balance and livelihood to the Balinese people.
Join us in this noble cause to make a positive impact on Bali’s environment, and be part of a program that emphasizes hands-on techniques and innovative teaching methods.
Prepare for an engaging week filled with captivating adventures, cultural discoveries, and the chance to connect with your fellow travelers!
Please note that this week is an optional add-on to your Volunteer trip, typically scheduled at the beginning of your journey.
Culture Week is a rich tapestry of experiences designed to immerse you in Balinese culture and provide you with meaningful interactions. It encompasses language lessons to help you communicate with the locals, visits to Bali’s stunning temples, a leisurely walking tour of Ubud, encounters with local art and cuisine, traditional dance performances, and even the art of flower arranging.
Throughout Culture Week, you’ll engage in various activities that offer insights into Balinese culture, learn the Balinese language, explore the beauty of Ubud and its surroundings, witness a traditional Balinese performance, embrace your creative side with Batik Painting, and test your culinary skills with a Balinese cooking class.
Towards the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to create a traditional flower offering and present it at the revered Tirta Empul Temple. Here, you can immerse yourself in the sacred waters and offer your prayers for positive fortune.
On Monday, you will have breakfast and then get an introduction to the Bali traditions and culture. Then you will go on a walking tour of the popular Monkey street and Ubud market. After the visit, you will have lunch and then join a class on introduction to Balinese culture. You will then have an early dinner and leave to witness the traditional Balinese dance show.
9:30 Balinese Language Class
14:00 Village Walking tour (Visit rice terrace, an art village and beautiful hills by walking)
9:30 Balinese Language Class
13.00 Batik painting class
09:30 Cooking class
14:00 Balinese flower offering Class
18:30 Welcome and Goodbye dinner
9:00 Spiritual Tour: we go to visit the famous temple “PuraTirtaEmpul” the holy water temple and you can enjoy a shower with the Holy Water(Late Lunch at the house /Possible to get some snack or drink in the temple)
15.00 Project meeting
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***
The journey to make a difference in the world begins with a single step, and on your first day of this project, you’ll take that step towards protecting the environment with the children of Bali. As you enjoy a delicious breakfast, you’ll prepare for a day filled with exciting activities designed to educate the kids on environmental conservation. Armed with a plethora of fun and interactive ways to impart this valuable lesson, you’ll head to the local school after lunch to share your message with the young learners. After a fulfilling day, you’ll return to the Center to share your experiences and feedback with us over a scrumptious dinner.
From Tuesday to Friday, you’ll wake up to the promise of another exciting day of designing activities aimed at preserving the environment. With a variety of options at your fingertips, you’ll plan the day’s events after breakfast before heading to the school to put your ideas into practice. The kids will be eager to learn and engage in activities that encourage them to be environmentally conscious, and with your guidance and enthusiasm, they’ll leave the day feeling empowered and informed. After an exhilarating day, you’ll return to the Center to unwind and bask in the satisfaction of making a difference in the world.
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!
- Minimum age 18
- Keen to teach about environmental issues
- 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.
£350 GBP 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 commitment
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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