Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Bali from $295
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Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Bali from $295

Are you ready for a meaningful adventure in Bali? Join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization, and travel with purpose.

You can choose from 6 volunteer project options based in and around the cultural center of Ubud, or the coastal village of Lovina. Your program fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in dedicated volunteer houses, 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.

If you’re all about authentic experiences, diving deep into the culture, searching for opportunities to grow, discovering exciting adventures and real connections, then volunteering in Bali is for you.

IVHQ Volunteer Projects Available in Bali:

  • Teaching
  • Kindergarten
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Environmental Education
  • Healthcare Education
  • Turtle Conservation
  • 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.
Weeks Min.
Weeks Max
Age Min.
Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Medium Group (16-30)
Large Group (31+)
Starting Price
Price Details
Bali Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
Other Locations
Ubud, Lovina and Nusa Penida

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....

Program Reviews

based on 67 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.4
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
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Kindergarten in Ubud, Bali

I was a part of the Kindergarten project in Ubud, Bali. The local staff are so nice, and do their best to help out when they can. Bali is a gorgeous place, and there are so many sites to see. Being in this program, I felt like I was truly immersed in the local culture. I was in Ubud during Galangan and Kunigan, a very special celebration in Bali. During this time cools were closed, so we worked on renovating a local school rather than teaching. It was a difficult but fulfilling experience. I appreciated IVHQ coordinating with Green Lion to make the volunteer process extremely easy. Any sort of issue the volunteers had, the IVHQ team immediately tried to work with local staff to help the situation. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to travel with meaning, and to really experience the culture.

How can this program be improved?


Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Andrea, Thanks for sharing! We are thrilled to hear that you felt immersed in the culture and supported by the local team during your time in beautiful Bali! The photos from your placement are great! Thanks for being an awesome IVHQ volunteer and we would love to welcome you onto another program in the future.

Yes, I recommend
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Fun and fulfilling experience in Ubud Bali

I had a great one week experience in Ubud Bali teaching kids English. Though short, it was very memorable. The kids in my class were really sweet. They appreciated their teachers and were well-behaved for their age. It was also a challenge and learning experience for me because teaching is not within my comfort zone.
The orientation was a lot of fun. We visited some of the tourist destinations and were introduced to the culture and some languages by our local guides. The Batik painting was a lot of fun, and we were able to make ourselves meaningful souvenirs. This was the type of traveling that was more impactful for me, which was what I had expected.
I think IVHQ does a good job at prepping the volunteers and making them feel secure both before and during the program, with a personal volunteer page, pre-departure training, and information provided. Their choice of local partner in Bali (Green Lion) is also good. I would volunteer with IVHQ again and try to do a longer program.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Yiru, Thanks for sharing. We are so happy to hear that you had a memorable experience teaching English in Bali! It was great to have you volunteer with us and we would love to have you join another IVHQ program in the future.

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Its all about the polarities

Coming to Bali on my own was the scariest thing I ever decided to. I had never traveled internationally, but I kept reminding myself that we only grow when we push our comfort zones! I was pushed to my limits by dealing with the cultural and language barrier. But the best experiences I had while in Bali, was when I chose to go even further! I had the opportunity to climb Mt. Batur and Mt. Agung. These two hikes challenged me physically and mentally, but when we reached the top, the view was SO worth it. Within my time volunteering, I chose to wake up early everyday and go see something new on the amazing island, before returning to the homestay, and going to teach in the afternoon!
More importantly than pushing myself however, was learning to relax and enjoy when there was nothing to do. When the lesson plans were all finished and maybe there was nothing to do, or like in my last week, I had seen everything I wanted to see, I had the opportunity to spend my mornings doing absolutely nothing. Some mornings I took a yoga class, others I laid by a nearby pool.
This trip taught me a lot about polarities. Traveling alone and with a group. Living in very cramped quarters and feeling very alone. Being busy and rushed and having nothing to do. now that I am back home I look forward to pushing myself to continually improve, and also give myself time to take a breath!

How can this program be improved?

Having more communication between the volunteers who leave to the volunteers coming in to take their place

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Maleah, What great photos! It looks like you had a blast while on your volunteer program in Bali. Thanks for being brave enough to live beyond your comfort zone and really make the most of your time travelling. It has been great to have you as an IVHQ volunteer and we would love to have you join us again in the future.

Yes, I recommend
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Started as solo traveller ended up with a whole international family on my back.

My experience in the IVHQ Bali Project has been unsurpassable, I started my adventure as a solo traveller but it was very easy to make new friends since most of the people there are also solo travelers with adventurous soul and friendly character.

I lived in a dorm with 4 other volunteers and even thought the room wasn't very big we managed to make it work out. We had our meals at the canteen and the food was delicious!!

I got to know a bit of their culture during the first week since we had a very complete orientation, where we visited the most important places in Ubud as well as learned bahasa, how to cook balinese traditional food, created traditional art… but the most part of what i learned about the balinese culture was shown by the local people and kids I teach, the people there are always smiling and willing to help you if you need anything.

During the teaching program my partner and I had to prepare the clases in a teaching center to make sure we found the best way to teach the basic english the kids were learning, since they are very energetic we always used games to catch their attention rather than normal clases where they had to just listen and write, and they enjoyed that lots!! As the days were passing by I notice how they respected, liked us more, in fact they would wait for us at the school door and welcome us with huge smiles and hugs. Those moments every day were just magic, and made me realize how worth it was, and how our little labor there meant so much to them.

Every weekend I would go on a little trip to some city, I had 3 weekends, so I spend one in Uluwatu which is a beach town where people from all over the world went to surf, once more it was very easy to get to know new people and my friends and I had so much fun there going to the beach to swim, tan and party. I spent my second weekend in Lovina, where we chose a relaxing plan, we did some snorkeling and hiking, and of course we couldn’t leave the city without a boat ride during the sunrise accompanied by dolphins. I chose Gili T to be my final destination, which is a small raw island where no cars or mopeds are allowed, and where amazing sunsets can be seen from its amazing beaches.

To be honest, this has been the best travel I have ever done, it made me realize how lucky I am to have what I have and how a little help can be so appreciated. I was a whole new person on my way back, much happier!! I loved it!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Isabel, Wow! What an awesome review! It sounds like you had an amazing experience in Bali and were really able to get stuck into your volunteer placements and exploring the island in your spare time. We are thrilled that you found in Bali a warm home and a welcoming family. Thanks so much for the recommendation and we would love to welcome you on another IVHQ program in the future!

Yes, I recommend

Health Education Program

My volunteer trip to Bali was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The views around the island are unbelievable and the locals are very friendly and accommodating to us. Despite being sick for most of my trip, I really enjoyed myself and being able to meet people from all over the world. I met people from Canada, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Lebanon, and many other countries! But best of all, my students stole my heart. I was able to teach 5th and 6th graders different subjects of health such as types of fruits and veggies, how to brush your teeth, how to stretch, and more. Even though the language barrier was tough, we always had a coordinator to translate for us and the kids were eager to learn English but also teach us some of their language too. We had lots of time throughout the day to prepare our lessons but also tour the main city. I will never forget this place and the friends I made.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Courtney, It's nice to hear from you. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time on the program in Bali. Thanks for being an IVHQ volunteer and it's great to know that despite getting sick you were able to have a meaningful experience volunteering. We hope to see you on another program soon.

Yes, I recommend
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Life-changing Experience

Volunteering in Bali - Ubud with IVHQ changed my life. I know that sounds cliche, but it's so true. I never expected to fall completely in love with EVERYTHING around me - the people, the culture, the language, the landscape, even the weather! Making the decision to volunteer for six weeks on the Environmental Education project was one of the best decisions of my life. I feel I really made a difference in the community by teaching my students how to care for their environment (as well as teaching them English). We picked up trash and recycled it appropriately, planted flowers, learned about animal habitats and how to care for them, and learned about how to conserve electricity and water. I can't wait to go back!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Allison, We can’t wait to have you back! Thanks for your great review – we are stoked that you had a life-changing experience on the program in Bali. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

Yes, I recommend

2 Months in Construction and Renovation -Bali

A perfect program for those seeking to immerse themselves in a foreign culture while being surrounded of diverse kind of activities and environments. Bali is probably the number 1 spot for travelers visiting South East Asia and more often than not the preferred one, and there's a reason for that; the island holds multiple scenarios ranging from volcanoes, jungle to beautiful beaches -and it is big enough to get escape the touristic culture whenever you feel like to. The program itself is located in the "highlands" of Bali, in Ubud -the cultural capital of the island; volunteers can expect a green environment, local culture and lots of temples! the center, while touristic, is one of the few places that remains touristic and it is not the place where the program is hold. Concentrating efforts in helping those that haven't really benefit from external capital, the local agency distributes volunteers to relatively near places to Ubud (normally within 45min) and transport is provided. In construction specifically, volunteers meet at the general office -refer to the booklet- and then head to work from 1-5pm; you can expect hard team work and some breaks during the journey (beverages are provided). If the team exceeds 15 people it is most likely for the agency to distribute volunteers in two different projects to increase productivity, be aware of this and try to help where they need you the most. Both our teams were lucky as we were able to contribute in the end-process of 2 kindergartens, providing small communities a space that they did not have before -this was really rewarding for us.

Housing? fear not! the community in which the program is held is known as "Penestanang" and is just 5min away from Ubud, it is more authentic and provided with all the services you will need. Volunteers are distributed in around 5 or more Houses that lay close to each other, normally two floors high and separating men from women -yeah you can still gather, it's cool! Houses are safe and the cleaning staff shows up every day during the morning, be polite to them as they often don't speak English very well. Here, your main preoccupation should be how to get the bed with the best lightning and the best breeze, if not, make sure to get yourself a fan -there are plenty at the house. Be organized and make sure not to loose your stuff; with so many people coming and going the house feels up with old memories and it becomes easy to loose things and think that someone "stole" it from you -remember Bali practices Hinduism and stealing is bad karma.

In terms of activities there's a clear routine that volunteers in Penestenang follow and it goes like this; Mondays, Wednesdays is movie night -starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm at Kopi Desa, a place run by Made a genuine Local and where people often meet whenever they have free time -try the Nasi Goreng Ayam, a local dish! For boys, these are the days and time where Football will most likely find place, talk to Jeffrey! he is one of the organizers and makes sure to rent the football place -located just 8min away from the Cafeteria. Tuesdays and Thursdays is both Cupid and CP Launge night, Cupid an open bar-restaurant was built upon a river and it's the starting point of the night -head there around 8.30 pm, most of the volunteers will do so; expect live music and a great service provided by the local-owner Leo, a great guy that often performs live as well. Later on, and as Cupid prepares to close, volunteers head to Ubud center, to CP Launge. As one of the few places that offer night scene in Ubud, CP Launge is the perfect place to grab some drinks, play pool and dance to world-wide rhythms -bare in mind that Thursdays is a bit more busy than Tuesdays and that volunteers may often go only during this days but other travelers, expats etc will be there. Organize your mornings or afternoons as there is a lot to do next to Ubud, feel free to visit one of the many infinity pools, UNESCO rice terraces or waterfalls; use your weekends to travel to more remote places, go to a volcano, visit the beach, spent the night in a world class club -you pick the program.

How can this program be improved?

I think the program should try to focus on the concepts they are trying to achieve rather than workload they give to volunteers, let me clarify this in terms of our project; the ultimate goal was to provide a kindergarten to a community that didn't have one, as such efforts should try to minimize the time in which the project is delivered and maximize the space to hold more children -therefore changing the community. What could have been improved?

A. The project was based on a relatively small concrete construction -30 kids aprox.- and most of the time was spent on mixing cement, plastering and re-plastering. I would have suggest to either invest in a mixing-cement tool to save efforts or to choose another construction method, wood? prefab? options are available! again, the concept is to create a space that functions as a learning room for students and I genuinely think that the process-time could be reduced from months to weeks by doing so -not to mention the amount of material and water that the project could spare.

B. Volunteer work; volunteers come and go and normally volunteer no longer than 3 weeks -1 of which is spent as introduction week- with that said, volunteers tend to have difficulties in activities that require deep focus and technique -lets take plastering for instance; a wall, built upon concrete brick must then after be covered by a cement layer "the plastering" before being refined by other techniques. In such, the local constructor can plaster a wall with just 1 layer of cement and in one afternoon, the problem? volunteers need more time to learn the technique, which leads to 3-5 layers of plastering before it is done right; this process can take weeks, different volunteers and lots of material. What could be improved? in my opinion, work allocation -volunteers that are working for a short period of time should focus on tasks where they really can provide help rather than delaying the project, this is essential and fore-planning should be taking into account.

C. House donations; going back to the housing facilities, I was amazed by the amount of goods people leave while returning home, yeah it's common and we have all been there -too much luggage to carry, not willing to pay the extra kgs, the solution? through everything out and create a mess? no. I think there should be a donation box or facility, volunteers should be aware of this and it could be very profitable for the vicinity -items could then be split into medical products, clothing, electronics, books, and others to suit the desired purpose; I myself had to leave 10kg of goods probably valued in usd250 plus and I am not the only one -I would feel very fulfilled if someone in need could benefit from this.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Carlos, What an awesome review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write an in-depth review from your time on the program in the Bali, we really appreciate it and we are sure that future Bali volunteers will appreciate this insight too. It sounds like you had a really special time and we will be sure to take your feedback on board – the donation box is a great idea! Thanks for being an IVHQer and we would love to welcome you on another IVHQ program in the future!

Yes, I recommend

Having the best time with IVHQ in Bali-Ubud

My time in Bali with IVHQ was just amazing. I spent 7 weeks volunteering in the kindergarten program in Ubud.
The first week is the orientation week and we did a lot of activities with the local staff like visiting temples and palaces in ubud, having a tour of the rice fields, cooking classes and an introduction to our volunteer projects.
In the kindergarten program we have to wake up really early because we start teaching at arround 8am. So we normally woke up at 7 and went to breakfeast and then at 7.30 a car would take us to our school/kindergarten.
Each class has between 15 and 30 students, mine had 27. And there are 2 and sometimes 3 volunteers per class. In the school there is always a local staff and the teacher is in the class to help you translate things to the kids.
The kids were amazing and super funny, always laughing and wanting to learn. We had to make it fun by singing songs and playing games for them to be interested and participate. The main thing is that you have to be creative and find fun ways to teach them some words and sentences and get them used to english. If you cant make it fun they will just lose interest and be bored.
We normally stop teaching at arround 11.30 and go back to the volunteer placement to have lunch. In the afternoon we have to prepare the class for the next day and for that we have a house with papers, pens, computers and printers, everything you need to prep a great and fun class.
There are a few volunteer houses all in the same street and a canteen where we all meet to have our meals. The food is great, some days you have more western food and in other days you have traditional balinese food wich is delicious. The accomodation is great, 6 people per room with a bathroom. I met volunteers for all around the world and made really good friends.
During your free time in week days we would normally go to ubud center where you can shop in the market (train your bargain skills) and go to really nice cafes and restaurants. In the weekends we travelled all around the island and also went to the gili islands and lembongan island wich are just a piece of paradise, visited amazing beaches, watterfalls and partied during the night.
The only advice i have for future volunteers is to have an open mind, have a lot of fun and enjoy your time because it will go so fast.

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Falling in Love with Bali

I have traveled overseas for volunteer work before. It was about 5 years ago, and I traveled to Uganda for 2 weeks of volunteer work. It was my first big trip going without friends or family but I was confident with the long flight because I would be meeting with 12 other volunteers the day of our flight from Newark airport. This time was different though. I was ready to venture and travel the world again.This time I would be doing the flight by myself and landing in a different country half way across the world. I was nervous, I was excited, and I was overwhelmed with empowerment that I was actually doing this. I would be in Bali for two weeks, volunteering to teach health education to 5th graders. The experience that I had during my stay was beyond what I had imagined. The overall love and culture of Bali is amazing. The first week of orientation we experienced so much of the culture, religion and beauty of Bali thanks to our Green Lion staff. We visited sacred and holy temples, learned about the importance of the religion and participated in a holy water tradition. We were able to learn the art of Batik painting and became mini artists for the day, painting our own. We learned about the Bali language and the history behind it so that we could interact with Ubud villagers. We walked through town, experienced a traditional Balinese dance, and did so much that we were all overwhelmed with gratitude and joy each day we returned to our volunteer house. I had the opportunity we live 15 other volunteers. Each girl with a story of her own and from a different part of the world. We created a bond that will last us a lifetime and we found a place we fell in love with that will be a part of us forever. I could not have asked for a better stay and experience in Bali and can not wait to return one day. So much gratitude and love for those who have made this kind of volunteering available.

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IVHQ for the Win!

As a woman in her mid 30's embarking on her first solo trip to go take a crack at the volunteer world out there....I was a nervous wreck! From the time I arrived in Bali and was greeted by my driver, I had an instant sense of relief. From that moment on, I had a team of young, yet very dedicated and organized Coordinators ensuring all went smoothly for myself and the 100+ other volunteers. Orientation week was packed with events to give you a sneak peak at the local culture. It was a great way to get to know all the new volunteers.
The volunteer week in the School was emotional and amazing all in one little package of fun. You are given free range to teach as you please while following a guideline/plan set out by all the previous volunteers and local teachers. The kids eagerness to learn, their love of life and simplicity was amazing to be a part of.
When we first arrived, the kids were able to count to 10, by the end of the week, they were counting to 15 on their own. Seeing their enthusiasm towards their progress throughout the week was so fulfilling.
The goodbye's were a little hard and promises to return were made!
Great job IVHQ! Keep on making a difference, one program at a time!

How can this program be improved?

Orientation Week could be condensed. 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon really messes with your day. Would be nice to do orientation in the first 2-3 full days and spend the last 2 days just observing at the School, getting a preview of what your next week will entail.

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First Trip to Bali

Where do I start?! From my first day in Bali, everyone was so nice and helpful. The staff, and other volunteers were very welcoming. The staff at The Green Lion were always available for support with anything we needed, from random inquiries to emergency situations (not that we ever had to deal with any). I really enjoyed our introduction week, because they showed us around the area and then taught us how to do traditional Balinese things that I probably would not have had the opportunity to do if I were traveling around on my own. It was a great introduction to Bali. The placements were chosen very well, as they gave us the option to request teaching partners and age levels to work with. My program was teaching english, and although it was challenging at times, I really did enjoy it. The children were so excited to learn and if we hit a stump where they really did not understand us, we could ask a coordinator to help us to translate. This was my first trip on my own, and I was never really alone. Between my house mates and the other people in my group, there was always someone to do things with and plan excursions with. Although Bali is totally different from my home town, it was so cool to see how people in Bali live, and it was very eye-opening to see how different the schools are, in comparison to home.
As far as excursions, I was able to do so much in my time there, although I could have done much more if I had stayed longer. One weekend a bunch of us did a trip to Gili T island, which was gorgeous and had amazing sunsets. If you have ever seen sunset pictures with the swing in the ocean, this is on Gili T. The following weekend we climbed Mount Batur, which is an active volcano that people hike up to watch the sunset. For someone like me who is not too physically active, it was a challenge, but it was worth it once I got to the top. It really was an amazing experience. The volcano takes about two hours to climb up. The following day we went to the famous Tegenungan Waterfall, and toured around that area. Later on we visited the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, which was also a great experience. I fell in love with the elephants instantly.
For my first solo trip, I'll admit it was a bit of a challenge because I did not know exactly what to expect, but I really did enjoy it. I also really enjoyed seeing the architecture in Bali and learning about the religious renditions.
As far as food - I enjoyed every meal that was served at the canteen. They always had a vegetarian/vegan option and they were very good with being cautious of allergies.
I would recommend this trip to others, without a doubt.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Mikayla, Thanks for sharing the highlights from your time in Ubud. It sounds like you had a really rewarding first solo trip abroad, and we are glad we could provide this for you. Great to hear you were able to get the most out of both your volunteer project and your free time exploring Bali. Thanks for being an IVHQer and we look forward to welcoming you on another program again in the future.

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Amazing experience.

The two weeks volunteering was extremely fun and rewarding. I met so many nice people from all over the world. Ubud (volunteer location) was in a perfect location for travelling on the weekends. We went on sunrise hikes up volcanoes and scuba diving in the gili islands. Ubud itself is a great town with lots to do, in our spare time we chilled at the comfy homestay or explored the markets and surround areas. Bali is amazing, do not hesitate to go.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Mark, Thanks for sharing a little from your experience volunteering with IVHQ. It sounds like you made the most of your free time and weekends in Bali which is great to hear. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

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Best time of my life!

I recently returned from the IVHQ Bali trip and already wish that I could go back. I signed up alone, not knowing a single soul on the trip and managed to make great friends with the other volunteers. It is extremely common for volunteers to travel alone so if you cannot find someone to go with don't let that hold you back! The volunteers were super friendly and staff was very accommodating. The first night there were two lizards on the wall of our room and not knowing that they were completely harmless, we called Green Lion Staff to help get them out. Within 15 minutes two staff members arrived and helped us clear our room of the lizards. The lizards are harmless, just think of them as wall decorations, but they defiantly are around. The sleeping arrangements are spacious but very hot. My villa did not have a window but it had a fan, which helped tremendously! After you get used to the sweating it is not so bad, so by the last night it did not bother any of us but the first couple nights you might wish you brought an extra fan. The location of where the volunteers stay is about 2 kilometers away from Ubud center and it is a really nice walk. There is a lot to do on the weekends for volunteers, so do not worry about being bored, in fact I do not remember a single minute that I was. I felt safe the entire time I was in Ubud, granted I never wandered off by myself and always stuck with a buddy. Ubud center has a lot of shops and great places to eat. The program food itself is very good also. I was surprised with how accommodating the Green Lion Staff was to all food diets and allergies. Now onto the program itself; the orientation was very much enjoyable. The instructors are very kind and activities are fun. The only complaint I can think of is how hot it was during some of the sessions, but that is to expect when you are in a tropical destination. For my program I volunteered at a school about twenty minutes away and taught environmental education. It was by far my favorite part of my trip. Even though the kids spoke minimal English (which I was not informed of before) they were excited to learn about whatever was being taught. My partner and I brought stickers one day and the children’s faces just lit up. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen. Some of the students have English-Bahasa dictionary to try to communicate with the volunteers better, it really was the sweetest thing.

How can this program be improved?

The only thing that I can think of would be to put an extra fan in each room.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Maddie, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts from your time volunteering in Bali. It's great to hear you had such a positive experience. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

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Beautiful Bali!

From teaching kids how to recognize their body parts to playing soccer in the field with them, volunteering in Bali has been such a wonderful experience for me. Although I stayed for one week and was able to volunteer for a mere 2 days, these students have taught me the value of education. We Americans take our education system for granted while these kids have to open and close their own class rooms. They have no permanent teachers and yet they are so eager to learn. The distribution of enthusiasm for learning is so vast when comparing these Bali students to students of America which makes me really wonder who deserves to learn. I hope to return to my students someday.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Abdullah, It's nice to hear from you. It's great to hear that your one week in Bali was a positive experience. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

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Balinese Adventure

The three weeks I spent in Bali were some of the best in my life. Green Lion were the on-the-ground coordinators of the volunteer projects after I booked through IVHQ. There were 12 volunteers in my house and we began proceedings with an introduction week to get us into Balinese life. This featured language, batik painting and cooking classes which intertwined visits to a local dance and the Ubud monkey forest which were fascinating. Our volunteer house bonded imminently and we were already at ease in each others' presence before the first evening was over. On the first weekend we spent three days away at Gili Trawangan; the most popular of the three Gili Islands. It was paradise. Snorkelling with giant turtles was certainly the higlight. We simply hired snorkelling equipment and made our way into the turquoise warm water and once we had ventured far enough, the sea became full of an array of turtles which was a once in a lifetime experience. After this, the following two weeks were teaching the exuberant children in the afternoons. The subjects I taught ranged from clothing to animals to directions. It was harder than I thought to grasp the childrens' attention however once I had understood the best way to teach, I found it very enjoyable.

All in all I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to blend having a positive impact with the local community and experiencing a fantastic holiday.

How can this program be improved?

Make the organisation of the school children improved. I rarely taught the same children on two following days which meant it was difficult to guage their progress considering they would sometimes be with other teachers and not me.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi George, Thanks for sharing a little from your time in Bali. It's great to have you as an IVHQer and we hope to see you on another IVHQ program again in the future.

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