Location
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
360
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $360 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jul 28, 2022
Sep 23, 2022
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About Program

Trusted by 120,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer and gap year programs in Bali and 50+ other destinations around the world.

As an IVHQ volunteer in Bali, you can choose to volunteer in the cultural hub of Ubud or the coastal town of Lovina. Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals, and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a volunteer house with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

Whether you're planning a volunteer trip or gap year program, you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ's superior support services. Even before you depart for Bali, you’ll receive outstanding support from your personal Volunteer Travel Specialist and gain exclusive access to pre-departure volunteer training.

With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.

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Program Highlights

  • IVHQ’s Bali programs are available year-round, starting every Monday and you can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks.
  • Fully-hosted volunteer experience from only $360 for 1 week - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
  • Popular Introduction Week add-on tour available
  • Support impact-driven volunteer projects run by locals within your host community
  • Flexible booking and free changes so you can register with confidence

Popular Programs

Volunteer & teach in Bali with IVHQ

As a volunteer on our Teaching project in Bali, you will play a hands-on role in developing the English language skills of elementary students within Ubud. Balinese students are eager to practice their conversational English skills and learn from native speakers, as greater English literacy supports opportunities for higher education and career prospects in areas like Bali where Tourism is a rapidly expanding industry.

Environmental Education Project

As a volunteer on our Environmental Education project in Bali, you will play an important role in educating young Balinese children about protecting the local environment. You’ll be based in local primary schools, helping to run classes around recycling and community clean up campaigns. This project is well suited to volunteers with an interest in conservation and supporting the delivery of environmental education campaigns.

Turtle conservation in Bali with IVHQ

As a volunteer on our Turtle Conservation project, you will work alongside a local team on the small island of Nusa Penida to help protect the endangered sea turtles of Indonesia through proactive and reactive activities. The long-term aim of this project is to increase the turtle population within the area of Nusa Penida. If you’re someone who has an interest in wildlife, conservation efforts and likes being outdoors, this project is for you.

Volunteer in Bali with IVHQ

As a volunteer on our Construction and Renovation project in Bali, you will play an important role in supporting the development and refurbishment of community infrastructure within Ubud. This project is well suited to volunteers with a willingness to work hard and an enthusiasm for helping out wherever your support is most needed. Your tasks may include laying bricks, painting, laying tiles, carpentry, landscaping or gardening. A typical day on the project will involve 3 - 4 hours of work.

Program Reviews

9.63 Rating
based on 164 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 93.29%
  • 7-8 rating 6.1%
  • 5-6 rating 0.61%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
  • Academics 0
  • Support 0
  • Fun 0
  • Housing 0
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Gi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful experience

This was my first volunteering experience and my first time traveling on my own , I‘ve had an absolutely remarkable time , the place were really safe , the local team was always there when needed ,the people were welcoming , I’m thankful that i was part of the construction and innovation team for 2 weeks the locals were grateful for what we are doing and i was able to open up to a new culture, making friends from all around the world , and of course getting to discover myself again , indeed i would like to do it again with IVHQ

1 person found this review helpful.
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Brynn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali turtle conservation

My first time leaving my home country I went to Bali for the turtle conservation for 2 weeks. The volunteer work was so rewarding and being able to see and experience their culture was incredible. The coordinator support was excellent, they will take you wherever you need to go, they make sure youre okay when your sick and take you to the hospital if theres concern because they care about your safety and health. They become a huge experience during your trip and become part of your volunteer family, they are friendly, kind and they will laugh and joke with you. The people you meet there from all over the world are incredibly kind and youll make friends for life. As a young person whose graduated highschool and is going into or is in university this is a great way to spread your wings, make a difference, and make friends with people around your age.

Pros
  • meeting people
  • Rewarding volunteer work
  • learning culture
Cons
  • Food is good but theres times you will not like whats provided
2 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching Program in Bali- Green Lion

The experience in Bali with Green Lion was great! The people and staff are so lovely, polite, and helpful. The environment was so friendly and welcoming. The staff were always there and were so helpful at all times!
The teaching experience was a bit challenging, yet it was worth it. Learning the Bahasa was so interesting. In Green Lion, it is so easy to make friends and engage in different activities. Teaching Balinese students was so much fun and self developing. Creating memories with students has taken a special part in my life!

Pros
  • making friends
  • lovely staff
  • engaging environment
Cons
  • teaching hours were limited
  • teaching hours were in the afternoon
1 person found this review helpful.
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rayyan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ - Environmental Education - 3 Weeks

I went to Indonesia, Bali, for my 3 week course on environmental education to teach children. I met amazing people and although the team on the ground were separate from IVHQ they were so so helpful in everything we did and the process for teaching went so smoothly and the whole experience from living arrangements to actually teaching was very easy. There were taxis available almost 24/7 that were specifically for the volunteer house which was very convenient as well and Green Lion (the volunteer house) partnered up with the taxi rank to offer amazing discounts on tours around Bali and had a variety of activities that we were able to book whenever we wanted. The rooms and bathrooms were super clean and were cleaned by Green Lion staff everyday. All in all an amazing experience and I would definitely go again!

Pros
  • Amazing culture
  • Food
  • Clean living arrangements
Cons
  • Teaching hours could be a bit longer
4 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Green Lion Bali Healthcare Education

This was an amazing and fulfilling project that allows you to build connection with the communities in Bali in a way that is mutual rather than invasive. You knew what to expect each day and all the resources you would need from advice to supplies was provided. The staff were amazing and created a friendly and welcoming environment. Additionally, all volunteers shared similar values and goals which made developing friendships very easy. Overall this experience was so rich in culture, experience, and fun that I have already prepared to come again next year.

Pros
  • -unique and fulfilling experience
  • -immerses you into Balinese culture
  • -provides great support and resources for maximum impact
Cons
  • -program ran from 2-5 which was usually cut to 2-4, resulting in limited topics you could cover each day
6 people found this review helpful.
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Christian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Green Lion Bali, BEST EXPERIENCE !!

My volunteer experience at Green Lion in Bali was the best decision ever.
Like any person in his first volunteer program, I was scared and had many questions regarding the program, the accommodation, and the food. But all these doubts disappear as soon you arrive there and feel the warm welcome of all the green lion family and of the many volunteers that would become lifetime friends.

I would recommend to everybody to do the introduction week because you get to learn a lot about the culture, the village and most essential to know your group better. After the introduction, I completed three weeks of the environmental education program. The program was unique; most of the education programs are in the afternoon, with around 12 to 20 students per class (don't worry, usually two volunteers per course).
The education program was the highlight of the afternoon. The classes are usually two hours long with a little break of 20-30 min. I would always recommend preparing your lessons. You can get many copies and materials as you need them at the volunteer house. The kids were fantastic, always happy to see us with smiles and even letters and some gifts.

The mornings are free for you to make groups and explore the fantastic waterfalls around Ubud, the many temples, to take some adventurous excursions like the water rafting, the ATV ride, and my favorite, the hike to Mt Batur. The village is 20 min from Ubud downtown, where you can find plenty of restaurants, shopping, and many bars and clubs for those who love live music and some fun nights. I would recommend spending the weekend exploring the many islands outside Bali; Nusa Penida, Lombok, and Gili islands, paradise islands with clear waters, snorkeling with turtles, and Mantas. (there are plenty of drivers outside green lion who work directly with them and can take you anywhere, even with excursions packages).

Terima Kasih to all the fantastic people that work at Green Lion. Beautiful souls with a great attitude, the kitchen and cleaning staff for the tremendous job, the coordinators for their excellent help with the classes, and everybody at Green Lion. Thank you!

And most important, remember that the people in Bali are Hinduist. Therefore their beliefs about the afterlife and karma made most of them great people, so yes, Bali is a safe travel option.

Pros
  • The education program
  • The many touristic attractions, waterfalls, temples around the village
  • The great environment at the house, it feels like a family
Cons
  • The food is not the best, but you can get used to it, and even have dinner outside
7 people found this review helpful.
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Noah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Green Lion Bali Environmental Education

I have nothing but positive things to say about the Green Lion organization in Bali and the volunteer program that I partook in. The GL coordinators and supervisors are some of most welcoming and supportive people I've met, who went to great lengths to ensure us volunteers felt safe and comfortable. Volunteering in Bali was also a great way to connect with different people from around the world. I made some wonderful connections with people I intend to keep in touch with for the rest of my life.

In terms of my volunteering role, I found environmental education to be an important and meaningful contribution to rural Bali communities. Plastic pollution is unfortunately a huge issue on the island, and is prevalent in its streets, homes, farms, streams, beaches, etc. The severity of the problem however is tolerable through the engagement and interest expressed by the kids I taught. Many of them showed enthusiasm in cleaning up their local area and appeared to grasp some of the bigger concepts we taught them regarding waste disposal and environmental health. I recommend this program to anyone interested in working with kids, as well as helping people transform their attitudes and behaviors towards the environment. Go in with an open mind and be prepared to undergo personal growth and to broaden your worldview.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Adventure opportunity
  • Meaningful contribution
9 people found this review helpful.
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MARIA CRISTINA
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

KINDERGARTEN GREEN LION - BALI

After 4 weeks of volunteering in kindergarten I have nothing to say but a big thank you @ivhq for giving me the opportunity to share a little of my knowledge and my love to a community full of kindness and happiness. I’m very happy and satisfied with the work I’ve done here and I hope I have been able to make a mark on each of my children in Kumara Wiyata School.
I feel blessed to have met extraordinary people who have become in a good friends, and friends that are now like sisters. And without a doubt @greenlionbali has become in my second family in Bali.
Terimakasih all 🙏🏻

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
went to a little village named "banjar anggasarii kaja desa munduktemu pupuan Tabanan", the beautiful home from Agus Kadek and there i have met his wife , his baby daughter and the hole family memers. It was a wonderful experience.
45 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

It depends on where you are going and how long you are staying. For Indonesia, you do not need one if you are staying less than 30 days.

In Ubud, the total fees will be at least US$1,979. You can opt to pay for more flexibility if you like too :)

Hi Salma, Great to hear that you're interested in volunteering and that your parents are supporting your trip! IVHQ Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate on our programs. However, if you are volunteering as part of a group with one of (or both of) your parents, a guardian or other family member who is 18 years or over, you would be eligible to participate. Otherwise, If you're due to...

IVHQ requires that all volunteers participating on the program be at least 18 years old. However, if you volunteer with a parent or guardian on the same project as you, you can go at younger than 18. It is important to note that the local organization, Green Lion Bali, does host volunteers from other organizations other than IVHQ, and some of those organizations have different age requirements...