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
- Volunteer with 4-5 year olds in their early development
- Team up with fellow participants
- Explore and immerse yourself in a beautiful, vibrant country
- Keywords: kindergarten, Bali, volunteer teaching
We work in over 15 kindergartens in Ubud and its surrounding villages. We also have our own kindergarten that we run for 4-5 year olds, who can attend it for free. The children are right at the start of their school careers and we offer them the chance to start learning English at an early age, which is an invaluable skill for their later life.
Our teaching style is informal as the children mainly want to play with you more than to be ‘taught’. However, simply by getting them excited about coming to school, teaching them some basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you will be helping them enormously in their early development
The children will always be excited to see you! They are exceptionally welcoming, partly due to the natural and genuine friendliness of the Balinese, but also due to the fact that you will be one of the few foreigners they will have met!
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;
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 be working Monday to Friday, preparing your lessons for 1-2 hours in the morning, and then teaching for around 2-3 hours each afternoon.
You will have breakfast at 7:30am and preparations start from 8am until 12pm. After an hour’s lunch, you’ll then start teaching. The evenings are then free for you to do as you please.
Why not then also explore Ubud and its fascinating culture? There’s a beautiful majestic palace situated right in the centre of the town. There are also lots of great art studios, galleries and a craft market to be explored during the weekends.
You could also explore Ubud in the evenings, taking advantage of its laid-back atmosphere. You’ll find cultural night performances at the Puri Saren Royal Palace and live music events at the Laughing Buddha Bar just north of the Ubud Monkey Forest.
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
- Be keen to teach and help students develop their knowledge and skills
- Not afraid to stand up in front of a class and teach
- 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.
£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 booking
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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