Location: Ubud (Bali) or Lombok, 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: €225 Euros per week – see Costs section for further details
Includes; food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities.
Does not include; Food, flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance are not included. Optional premium support available.
- Join our fledgling Healthcare Education project to teach Balinese children and adults about how to stay healthy and clean.
- Flexible placement, with plenty of hands on work running workshops and interacting with locals
- Opportunity to live in Ubud, Bali whilst making a real difference!
Our Healthcare Education initiative is in its infancy and requires the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals and those who are interested in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene. Apart from needing qualified professionals in order to conduct health camps and dental checkups, we also need volunteers who can educate people in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness, so we can work towards the prevention of many easily avoidable health problems and communicable diseases.
If you are interested in Health Education and simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join our newly established Healthcare Education project. Medical professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would also be immensely valuable, however it is not imperative that you have a medical background to join.
Your placement can start with an optional Cultural Discovery 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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After your optional Introductory Week, you will support our healthcare education campaigns in local schools around Ubud, actively teach the importance of basic hygiene – such as emphasizing brushing teeth correctly, washing hands and general body cleanliness. Many of the daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not common practices with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare. If you have a medical background, your help will be needed to organise and run local check-up clinics for children and adults living nearby.
On the first day of each week, you will attend a meeting with the Medical Officer after your breakfast to understand about the nature of the health issues and to get a short training where you will learn what is required to be done. After the meeting, you can prepare for the activities till the lunch time. After lunch, you will visit a local school where you will be able to organize the activities you have planned in an interesting way so that the children will learn from you easily. Once you return from the school, you can share your feedback and experiences with us, and call it a day.
Tuesday to Friday
From Tuesday to Friday, you will prepare the daily activities after having breakfast. You will leave to the allocated schools/ projects after having a delicious meal for lunch. Once you go to your project location, you can then engage with the local children in teaching them on first-aid, hygiene and personal care. You can prepare the activities in an attractive manner so that the children would be engaged in the activities easily.
Travel & Accommodation
You will need to fly into Denpasar International Airport for Bali, or Lombok International Airport for the project in Lombok. You will be met by a project representative. You need to arrive on the Sunday before to take advantage of the airport pickup service.
The accommodation has shared rooms for participants including facilities and a comfortable living space. There is free wifi, laundry services and a safety box available. All bed linen is provided and hot showers & fans are available in each room. Mosquito nets are not provided, so you need to bring your own, or you can buy one locally for very cheap.
It will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the center of Ubud. There are some grocery shops in the village and 24 hours minimart in Ubud center. If you prefer to something more private, we can get you an ensuite private room.
Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your 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 (soybeans), we also provide some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
- Minimum age 18. Participants above 65 should have the medical clearance.
- No previous skills are necessary, however if you have a medical background, you will be much more useful for the project!
- Minimum 1 week
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Necessary vaccinations.
- Necessary flights & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance.
€225 Euros per week, (optional Introductory week is €275)
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee.
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking
Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
Private rooms are 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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