Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Bali from $295

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Trusted by 90,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Bali and 40+ other destinations around the world.

As an IVHQ volunteer in Bali, you can choose to volunteer in 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.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Bali, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.

IVHQ Volunteer Projects in Bali:

  • Teaching (Ubud)
  • Kindergarten (Ubud)
  • Construction & Renovation (Ubud)
  • Turtle Conservation (Ubud)
  • Environmental Education (Ubud)
  • Health Education (Ubud)
  • Kindergarten Support and Teaching (Lovina)
  • School and Community Renovation (Lovina)
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.
  • Highly affordable program fees from $295 for 1 week - including airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
  • You’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure training.
  • Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart - we are the world’s safest organization and you’ll have 24/7 in-country support.
  • You’ll be joining between 40 and 80 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Bali each month and you’ll be joining a network of 80,000+ volunteers.

Questions & Answers

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....

Reviews

96%
based on 94 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.6
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Dóra
9/10

My experiences in Bali

If I did a list with the best five experiences in my life, Bali definitely would be on the top of it. I spent there in Ubud 4 and a half weeks and everything just truly met with my expectations. One of my favorite part was the introduction week because it really helps you to get through the basic hard things at the beginning when you are in a different country or even on a different continent. That one week gave us the opportunity to meet new people and make friendships just before the program even started. It also gives a little taste of the culture and show you the most significant places which are really amazing.
I was also very satisfied with my volunteering program there which was teaching. All the children were so adorable, and you just felt that they are so desperate to get a little knowledge of English. Of course they lost sometimes their attention (like in every 30 minutes) and started focusing on other things, but that’s what children normally do, so you could just start playing with them something and then return back to teaching and that was all.
The only thing which was different than what I imagined was that I didn’t have to spend the whole day volunteering and teaching. I did the preparation for the class in the mornings and teaching the children in the afternoon so normally I had time to visit places and do some sightseeing between mornings and afternoons and that was so good, because you had the chance to explore the whole island as well.
The accommodation and the foods were also fascinating and delicious. Before I went there I just tried to put as low my expectation as I could, but when I get there I realized that it was unnecessary, because everything was so clean and the food was amazing too. You even had the chance to do your laundry, to use the swimming pool there for free, play ping pong, and just cross over the street in the middle of nowhere to get to a warung (bar) where you could just chill or get a drink. :) If you had any problem, all the staff members were there to help you, they were really helpful and you could get free rides by the local taxi drivers to the city center as well, which was great.
To sum up, if I had to recommend a place to do some volunteering, I would definitely recommend to volunteer with Green Lion Bali through IVHQ, because you could hardly get a better opportunity in your life, for sure. To live there, to get to know the culture, to meet and help children, and to be part an amazing community like that was… that’s what Bali can give to you, so just don’t miss the chance. :)

How can this program be improved?
Just gives us a little bit more information about the volunteering program before we go there just to make us a little bit more prepared. :)
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Dora, thanks for your amazing review, it was so awesome to read! We loved that it was one of the best experiences in your life and I can assure you that the children really appreciated your time and energy! Great to hear that you found the food amazing and that you found the orientation week one of the best things! Thanks Dora, you will be welcomed back any time!! :) Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Karen
9/10

Teaching in Bali

My recent volunteer trip to Bali was more than I expected. It was my first time volunteering overseas, I am 53 and I traveled by myself. I have traveled by myself before this trip but never internationally. I was a little anxious but the help and support along the way from the staff at IVHQ eased my worries. They were pretty quick at answering my questions. Once I arrived in Bali, except for one glitch in my pick up at the airport, the staff there was just as amazing and always willing to help and extremely friendly. Bali was an amazing place and I never felt unsafe. I would highly recommend the trip through IVHQ.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Karen, thanks for your review. It is awesome to hear that your trip was more than you expected and that you highly recommend volunteering abroad with IVHQ. We are pleased that you felt safe and the local team was really friendly. We really appreciate the work that you did, thank you!! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
Kayla
10/10

Amazing experience!

This was an amazing program. The entire process was kinda of scary at first but the coordinators are so awesome and makin sure you have all the information and help you need for success! We went to Ubud, and the people, food, and atmosphere was perfect. Such a wonderful experience!

This was an amazing program. The entire process was kinda of scary at first but the coordinators are so awesome and makin sure you have all the information and help you need for success! We went to Ubud, and the people, food, and atmosphere was perfect. Such a wonderful experience!

How can this program be improved?
The staff of IVHQ was incredibly helpful and ensured I was completely prepared.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Kayla, it is great to hear from you! It is awesome to hear that you had such a great time after initially being scared about the trip. We are great that it was such a wonderful experience for you! We hope to have you return one day :) Brigette - IVHQ Program Manager.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amy
10/10

Bali- Ubud

I volunteered in Bali- Ubud, through IVHQ. Bali was an incredible experience. I made life long friends, taught a class of 6th graders, and got to experience a beautiful new culture. The staff were amazing, and helped out all the volunteers with whatever needs they had. The location was beautiful, we were situated in a village 20 minutes outside the town of Ubud. This allowed us to integrate in a real Balinese community. The people (the volunteers, locals & staff) were second to none. I volunteered for five weeks- by the end of those 5 weeks I was wishing I had 5 more! The only downside to this programme is missing the children you taught and the friends you made after you leave! A member of the IVHQ team was on hand from the minute I booked the trip. She answered any questions I had, and checked in with m to make sure everything was going well during the volunteer programme.
Volunteering with IVHQ in Bali was absolutely the best thing I ever done. I thoroughly recommend anyone interested in volunteering abroad to consider IVHQ Bali. You wont regret it.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Amy, thanks for your great review! We are pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and that IVHQ and our local team were of great assistance on the way. Amazing to hear its the best thing you've ever done and hope one way you will join IVHQ again! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Bendik
10/10

Bali - Construction

I did the construction and renovation project for 4 weeks

The orientation week is a good way of getting to know how where everything is and I found a lot of the actives fun/interesting. You get to know the drivers and especially the other volunteers. Connecting with other people from all across the world was one of the things I enjoyed the most besides the actual work with the school.

The Green Lion was a great facility and the fact that they have a pool was something I really appreciated. The food is good but be prepared for a lot of rice. Staff is also very welcoming and always meet you with a smile.

Weekend trips were also really fun since you got to see a lot of the other places around Bali. Make some good friends and be incisive and you’ll end up having a bunch of fun.

Also the only thing I regret is not having some time after my program to really travel around and stay at one place more than one or two nights. A week or two after the program would really have made the trip even better!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hey Bendik, it's great to hear from you and see your review. It is awesome to hear that you made some great friends and had lots of fun. We are glad that you enjoyed the accommodation and made use of the pool! We hope to see you again sometime :) ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Shelby
10/10

Experience the Amazing

After my first year of college i was blessed enough to be getting refunded money from the extra scholarships I had because I also already had a full ride. I realized that I wanted to use this money to volunteer abroad and after much research i found IVHQ and have been using them since. My time with IVHQ has been absolutely amazing. Their prices are the lowest out there. They have staff helping you the moment you sign up, when you're in the country, and check up on you a couple weeks afterwards. This program while keep you safe while also allowing you to go out of your element and experience something(s) truly amazing!

How can this program be improved?
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Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Shelby, thanks for your review! It's great to hear you had such a great experience volunteering with us and enjoyed your time in Bali. I do hope you volunteer with us again in the future. ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lindsey
10/10

Would recommend IVHQ Bali to anyone and everyone I know!

I volunteered with the IVHQ Bali Ubud program for 4 weeks teaching Kindergarten and doing school renovations when the students were out of school for holidays. The staff at the Green Lion Bali were among the nicest and most helpful people I've ever met. They were always making sure we felt prepared, safe, and were enjoying our time there. Additionally, the trip was incredibly affordable. For 4 weeks in Bali I ended up spending about $3500 USD in total (all fees, flights, room, board, etc.). I would recommend this program to anyone. The only thing that I will say surprised me is that the accommodations are not in Ubud center, they are farther out of town in a village. However, I quite liked having a little bit of isolation from town.

How can this program be improved?
I think that beforehand, volunteers need to be made aware that they will not be Ubud center and will have to take a 15 minute taxi ride anytime they want to go into town. Also, the IVHQ website says that the average amount of money spent per week is $50 and pretty much everyone I know who went found that to be too little. Besides those two things, the program is incredible.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Lindsey, thanks for your review, it is great to hear that our local team were really helpful and friendly. We try our best to provide affordable prices and we are pleased that you thought so as well. We hope to see you again! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
Carlie
10/10

Strongly recommend!

This has been a life changing experience! If you want to feel safe, make a difference, and have fun you must go to Bali through IVHQ! They were helpful start to finish and crested the most unique and cultural orientation. All I can say is stay as long as possible! The food is incredible and vegetarian friendly. The people of the local village become family very quick. Everyone is so excited to be a part if your journey and help you feel at home. IVHQ also helps you explore multiple volunteer projects. It is hands down the best company

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Carlie, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time volunteering through IVHQ! We are glad we could make your first volunteering trip one to remember, and that you enjoyed working with the local community in Bali. We look forward to having you join us again soon! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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carlos ignacio
9/10

second time with ivhq

its my second time volunteering with IVHQ and im really happy that i was allowed to repeat the experience with them, Bali is a really unique place different from what you will see in any island of the world, our volunteer house was in a not touristic place, more local-farm place near ubud which for me was a big plus since i wanted to immerse in the culture o bali. the orientation week was great since it was a nice introduction to the island,their religion, their food, their culture, their handcrafting. and also was an opportunity to meet with the other volunteers. My project was health care education in a school for kids between ages 10-11, i really love the experience but i know i could do more than that so the coordinators algo allow me to be in the kindergarten project at the same time, i was really happy with both projects and in both of them i receive a lot from the coordinators. the house that i was staying was great, the food also was incredible and it was i nice touch from the coordinators to make a goodbye activities every Thursday to say thanks to the volunteers that were leaving, you can see that they really want to grow as groups and make a change, overall im really happy with the experience, it gave me more than i was expecting and also make me grow as a person in a lot of ways

How can this program be improved?
with the helps of the new volunteers, the idea is to start little projects that can aport to the community and also let new comers to continue with those projects
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Carlos, we're so happy that you chose Bali as your second destination with IVHQ! It's great to hear that you took advantage of the all of the different beauties that Bali has to offer. We know that our local coordinators, the students, and the local community really appreciate your time in Bali. We look forward to having you join us again soon! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sandra
9/10

LOVED IVHQ!

IVHQ is my third volunteer program and by far my favourite and the most affordable! I travelled to Bali-Ubud for 3 weeks on the Kindergarten project. I recommend IVHQ to anyone who wants the freedom to travel but also have enough support and structure for a volunteer project. You are able to choose a project that is right for you. I loved my kindergarten class and honestly 3 weeks was NOT enough. I have travelled with a few different volunteer organizations, IVHQ is for sure the one I will go back too! I had a such a great experience as IVHQ provided a volunteer house with amazing kitchen staff, and coordinators that provided the support I needed along with an amazing orientation week. The online training before hand was well worth it and helped me get into the right mindset for what I was going to experience.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sandra, it is great to read a wonderful review from you! We really appreciated your work and are glad to hear that you had such a great experience. IVHQ would love to have you back any time! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sanyu
10/10

IVHQ Bali will change you.

I went into IVHQ looking for an organization that is reasonably costly for the volunteer to be able to actually give quality assistance to whatever is they want to support. It was my first time volunteering abroad and it had exceeded my expectations above and beyond. IVHQ is a very well organized volunteering website that gives accurate information, I had called in and spoken to the office on the phone many of times and the staff are professional and absolutely lovely. Volunteering at Green Lion Bali was life altering and the love of the staff there and many life lessons I learned there have all been thanks to IVHQ.

Thank you guys!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sanyu, Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you on the program and we really appreciate your feedback. I am glad that your trip exceeded your expectations! We hope to have you join IVHQ again sometime! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Shurui
10/10

Bali-Ubud 11/2/18-24/2/18

This is my first volunteer trip, and it has been a perfect start. Before traveling, my IVHQ program manage responded to each of my email quickly and answered my questions, which made me feel much less nervous about traveling abroad. As soon as I arrived in Bali, the local team greeted me with hospitality.
 
Travelling as a volunteer is a great way to embrace the local culture. In the introduction week, we enjoyed a series of activities, including local dance, painting, cooking classes, visiting a famous Temple in beautiful Balinese clothing and so on. In the following week I taught in a local primary school. This provides me with a closer insight to the local culture and has triggered my careful thinking on region and way of life. IVHQ has made my trip to Bali unique, as I not only enjoyed the scenery, but felt like I was a part of the exotic Balinese culture as well.
 
My accommodation was in a village in the artistic town of Ubud. At dawn, a walk around the village is just one of the best ways to feel the culture and interact with local people. The villagers are friendly and sincere. One evening a friend and I even joined a dance practice with local ladies. In Tuesday and Thursday evenings, there are free shuttles to Ubud center, so we did a lot of shopping and drinking on these evenings. The accommodation provides traditional Balinese food. Also, I love the wide range of fruits (dragon fruits especially!). The homestay, including bedrooms, shower rooms and toilets are well-cleaned. The staff there are nice and helpful. Besides their duties, they helped a lot with my weekend trip plans.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thank you for your review Shurui, it is great to hear from you. I am pleased that we were able to ease your nerves and that you had such a great time in Bali embracing the culture. We really appreciate your time and we hope to see you back one day! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Azizbek
10/10

Bali-Ubud

It was my first time volunteering abroad and it was astonishing. This program changed my life. I used to be pessimistic but after completing this program, I learned to be optimistic. I met wonderful people in Bali and learned from them something everyday. I wanted to stay longer with those beautiful people but due to financial issues I could not. First, they taught me to appreciate everything and everyone in my life. Every morning in streets of Ubud, I saw workaholic men who were struggling to earn some money to raise their children. They did not seem like that hate their jobs, they loved it. I remember my first day in Balinese middle school, i was shocked about the school's facilities. They were not equipped with high tech's but they managed to learn without any web interference. Thank you to IVHQ for making this program affordable for everyone out there.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Azizbek, Thank you for your review. It is very lovely reading this and seeing how moving the experience was for you. We appreciate your time and work that you put into the project and we hope to see you again one day! Thanks for volunteering with IVHQ. ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Peri
10/10

Bali-Ubud 12/22/2018-1/8/2018

During my winter break I decided I want to utilize my time off so I made the decision to volunteer for two weeks in Bali with Green Lion. Needless to say it was the best, life changing experience of my life. The project I was apart of was the Turtle Conservation Project and I got to stay in Ubud for a week and then on the island of Nusa Penida for the second week. The food was amazing and was honestly one of my favorite parts of the trip. Being a vegan while traveling can be extremely hard, however Green Lion made it so easy for me. The opportunities that Green Lion offered were amazing and all of the activities were so much fun. Because of IVHQ and Green Lion Bali I plan to volunteer again next May and I couldn't be more excited. I am forever thankful for this experience and I can't stress enough how much it has impacted me. It was definitely worth it, and I highly recommend it.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Peri, thank you for your review it is great to hear from you! It sounded like you had a great time and I'm pleased it was such an amazing experience for you. I am glad to hear that you had great vegan options for your meals as we do our best to cater for vegans. We hope to have you join IVHQ on another program sometime! ^IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Bohan
9/10

Just like a dream

This is my first time volunteering aboard but leaves me a wonderful memory.

My friend and I began our journey in January. Since the warning of Mount Agung, we were a little bit terrified, thanks to our program manager and local coordinator who offered us the freshest information and clearest guide to erase our doubts.

The accommodation is clean and tidy, the food provided is acceptable, especially the fruits are fresh. The staff there are so sweet that they always provide any help you may need with no hesitation, including short trip recommendation on weekends. Miss them a lot.

The most adorable and amazing thing, for me, is not the the introduction week—although that week is really nice and thoughtful, but the second week. When we first met these little guys, perhaps because we were totally new faces in fronted of them so they kept tittering. I became nervous, honestly. At that moment I knew I shall win their trust in only one week. Fortunately I did it. In the following days, we organized them to learn a few simple English words through the game way and used our teaching tools we brought from our country, eg, sand painting, egg drawing. The local teachers appreciated these things a lot and gave me the address to ask for mailing them more later. On the last day, my cute kids each gave me a warm hug and some of them asked me to hold them high.

It’s just like a sweet dream, when I woke up, every detail still in my mind.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Bohan, thank you for the review! It is really great to hear how much you enjoyed the Kindergarten project. We really appreciate your time and energy that you put into working with these kids. It is awesome that it was such a memorable experience for you. We hope to see you again sometime! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program

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