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About

At VP Bali, we believe that education can change a child’s destiny. More than just an international volunteer program, we provide opportunities to empower local Balinese communities through free English classes, recycling events, workshops, and more.

Since 2013, over 1000 international volunteers have provided the backbone for our community of learning in our after school English classes (Monday-Thursday). As part of “The VP Bali Way: Education Through Play,” volunteers are encouraged to use creative learning techniques such as games and class competitions. This helps reinforce the idea of education as a journey, not an end goal for Balinese youth.

Everything we do at Volunteer Programs Bali is for the Balinese and with the Balinese. Our English classes and community opportunities help Bali's youth and their families develop in today's changing society without losing the rich culture and family values that make Bali, Bali.

Founded
2013
Headquarters

Jl. Raya Andong, Gg. Nuri No. 6, Desa Petulu
Ubud, Gianyar
Bali 80571
Indonesia

Reviews

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Ilze
10/10

I voulnteered for 6 weeks and truly enjoyed giving something more to those kids, this project is not only about learning, but also about sharing and simply giving, about being present and opening your heart. Since I was staying for six weeks, it really gave me opportunity to get to know kids better and my binding to them. And they vould make bonding with me - that opened up also their willingness to losten and learn even more. The program also gave the volunteers chance ti learn local culture through dance and language. It is fun and very special because it all happens at school, together with kids. It was wonderful experience, full of joy, laughter, learning and being present in the moment. My personal biggest lesson was to be there, to be open, to have fun and to understand more without words.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Maria
10/10

I volunteered for 12 weeks at VP Bali and I know for sure that was the best decision I’ve ever made. I really wish I could extend or stay here forever.
The kids captivated me in a way no one else had ever done. I met a lot of people and got to make the best friends from all around the world including Mexico (my country). I came here to teach and ended up learning a lot of things like how the Balinise culture works and a little bit of their language.
I couldn’t be more thankful with the staff, the helpers and obviously, Kimberly (the founder). Everyone was nice to me since day 1 and I highly recommend this program. It totally fullfils your life and it’s an amazing volunteering experience.
I got to be in room 1 (which are the kids with the lowest English level) and I feel like we really helped. When I first got here, they didn’t know the shapes and colors, and at the final quiz they had almost every answer correct. The feeling I had after that is something I can’t even explain with words. I’d never felt more regarded than after this three months at VP. The last thing I can say is that as soon as I get the chance to come back, I’d definitively do.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Chiara
9/10

Staying for 6 weeks at VP Bali was the best decision I could have made. I am traveling for 7 months in total so it was really nice to have a home away from home for some time. It was so much fun meeting a lot of people from all over the world, going on trips over the weekend and of course spending a lot of time with the kids.

At first it wasn't easy for me to get in touch with my students, because I was in classroom 1 and there are a lot of kids. But after some time I really recognize that they appreciate everything we do for them, that we created a bond and that you really have an impact on them, because you can see the progress they made (even if it's little).

The staff at VP Bali is very friendly and can help you with problems you may have during your stay. Also you don't need any previous experiences in teaching, because you will learn really fast what to do with the kids.

All in all I'm really happy that I choose VP Bali. It's such a nice organization where you can learn a lot about yourself, other people and for sure the balinese culture but in the same time you also give back a lot of your own knowledge to help getting in touch with the language.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Silja
9/10

I stayed with VP Bali for 4 weeks, and I wished I had more time! Initially I thought that these 4 weeks were a really long time, and I had my concerns about being able to meet people, but time flew by and by the end I made lots of friends!
I really enjoyed working with the kids, the staff and the fellow volunteers. This experience was very rewarding and I wished I had more time in the school, because I really wanted to see the children’s progress. In general, I feel like staying 4 weeks is the minimum, the more time you spend with VP Bali, the more you enjoy it!
I would definitely recommend the program, because they are one of the most transparent NGO‘s you will find on Bali, and you will leave feeling like you really made an impact on the children‘s life.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked more help with the younger children as their level of english is very low, and communication was almost impossible. Furthermore, I feel like classes should be a bit smaller, to be able to get to know every one of your students.
Although we got the orientation on the first sunday, I found it kind of hard to get the hang of the logistics, and I was a bit confused for the first few days.
Other than that I was really happy with the school and the program!
Yes, I recommend this program
Melina
8/10

Taking part in the program is a nice way to get in contact to people all over the world. Also you get to know about how Balinese people really live since you’ll live in a family that gives you the feeling of being welcome here. Something that I wouldn’t do is going here for only two weeks - it takes time to get to know the kids and the other volunteers! In addition it is unhelpful and counterproductive to change the teacher of the kids every 2 weeks.
I do have a lot of respect for all those that make VP Bali happen and I’d recommend taking part, but make sure to go here for more than just 2 weeks and you’ll love it! The people you’ll meet here will soon become close friends and the memories you’ll make not only in the school but also on the weekends will stay forever.

How can this program be improved?
- less volunteers for short times
- more communication between volunteers and staff
- room 1 must be splitted because it’s impossible to remember all the names and remember their levels and achievements
Yes, I recommend this program

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