Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Bali with IVHQ

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About

Trusted by 110,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer 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.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers, so even before you depart for Bali, you’ll receive outstanding service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and 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.

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.
  • Best value volunteer program fees from $325 for 1 week - including airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
  • Choose from a diverse range of project options, including Teaching, Kindergarten, Environmental Education, Health Education, Construction and Renovation and Turtle Conservation.
  • 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 110,000+ volunteers.

Popular Programs

Teaching Project

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. Plastic water bottles and plastic food wrappers are of great concern in Bali and you will often see people simply throwing these on the ground, as food in Bali was traditionally wrapped in banana leaves.

Turtle Conservation Project

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 via both 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!

Construction and Renovation Project

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.

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.

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 146 reviews
  • Impact 9.1
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
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Selen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best 2 weeks of my life

I was hesitant going abroad by myself at first, living in Europe and heading all the way to Bali was a long journey and I was worried I hyped it up too much and I wouldn't be able to make friends. Well I was worried for nothing! Everyone is there to help out and make new friends, the staff are some of the friendliest I've ever encountered and the Balinese people were so welcoming wherever we went. The first week is usually induction if you do more than a week, and that is where you meet most of the people while going around Bali with the group supervisor. My supervisor, Dayu, was so so sweet and helpful with everything. During the week you do whatever option for volunteering you decided to go for and have weekends off to explore Bali. We went to nusa penida and Gili islands which were two of my top to do things even before I got to Bali so I am so happy I managed to do them! I've met people from all over the world and I would 100% recommed you go even if youre having second thoughts like I did, it will change your outlook forever and I will for sure be doing it again! Teaching children while also seeing a different country was so much more rewarding to me than anything I did before and I can't believe how nice and welcoming everyone was. The program I did was teaching, and after only a week I got so attached to them and teared up when I had to leave. I really hope they remember all the things I taught them, I guess the only way to find out is to go back again.. :)

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thank you for your awesome review Selen! It is really great that everyone was so welcoming and that your first initial doubts before you arrived were blown away. Cool to hear that you were also able to explore the beautiful islands in your spare time. We really appreciate the time you spent on the Teaching project, we hope to have you come back one day :) Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Bal

Hello! My name is Anna and I come from Spain. I did only two weeks volunteering in Bali but in this short time, this experience has become the best one in my life. Each day was special and everyday I learned a lot from the local people, coordinators, children and the other volunteers who are now friends.
I was a bit afraid to go there alone but I think it’s the best way to enjoy it and learn only for your own growth. In addition, you won’t feel alone at all! You will be around different and beautiful people all the time! I totally recommend and for sure I will repeat!!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thank you for your review Anna! It is really great to hear that it was the best experience of your life. Awesome that it was so special for you, thank you for a volunteer with IVHQ! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Jafar
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

It was an amazing experience. The staff were very nice with us, it was super safe in bali and we really felt the impact we had while teaching the children. They were very receptive and needed the information we gave them. It was also very cool to travel around the island during the weekends, there are such beautiful and amazing places in bali. Finally i would really recommend this program to anyone who loves travelling and discovering new places and horizons because it can also help the local community if you choose this trip

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thanks Jafar, we appreciate your time you spent on the Health Education project! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Yuqing
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Even the tiniest person, can change the course of the future

On April 22nd of 2018, with a cup of coffee in hand, a 19 year old girl opened her laptop, logged in IVHQ and chose Bali as her destination. It’s not a big deal, right? She just clicked a few buttons and typed a few words. However, just like every epic movie has an ordinary beginning, that is how a marvelous brand-new journey began.

Yep. That girl is me. And I feel so glad that I choose this path, the right one. Volunteering with IVHQ in Bali is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life because I’ve learned a lot from this trip and I also surpassed myself again and again. Responsibility, friendship, love, courage, trust…How could I forget all these things Bali has taught me?

I love animals. Watching more and more species become endangered due to human’s greedy or environmental pollution always hurt me a lot. And knowing that except writing some words online to appeal to people to protect animals, I can’t do any practical things to help them hurts more. I hate this sense of powerlessness. Luckily, I found IVHQ, which provides me with a chance to do the thing I dreamed of: to protect the animals with my real actions instead of words. And that’s why I choose to sign up for the four-week turtle conservation program. Honestly speaking, the fee for the four-week program is not a small sum of money for my family because dollar is much more expensive than RMB and both of my parents are normal workers. So, at first, they don’t want me to sign up for it. But this is my dream, how could I give up. Finally, I persuaded them. And my experience has proved that it is worthwhile. Everything is worthwhile. Thanks to IVHQ, you realize my dream.

With the help of coordinators and other foreign friends, I succeeded in doing a lot of things. I fed the turtles, brushed them, caught the crabs for them, cleaned their tanks, changed the water and took care of them with my body and soul. I felt so happy every time I saw them swim to me and ate the food I prepared for them. I can still remember clearly that I jumped out of joy when I found Cindy (Yep I named every turtle) gained weight after my three-week care. I should admit that it has been a while since my last time do one thing with all my body and soul for such a long time. Some of my friends complained about the monotony of our tasks because they were always the same. But I never thought like that. I love the turtles. I love Nusa Penida. I love the things I am doing and I’m proud of what I am doing. Before I came to Bali, I always hate myself for doing so little and I always want to do more. I want to save all the animals and to make a great contribution to the protection of animals. However, I know that’s beyond my ability. At least, for the 19-year-old me, that’s impossible. Thus, I’m a bit negative because of it. But after I came to Bali, everything changed. Except taking care of the turtles, sometimes we also cleaned the streets and the beaches. All of the tasks were not change-the-world-greatly type. But I knew we were changing it. It was during one of those simple days I realized that, it doesn’t matter whether you can make a great contribution or not, what matters most is that you are doing something for the animals, for the environment, for the world. What matters most is that you are taking actions. I can’t save all of the turtles. But I swear I will save as many as I can. One person’s power is limited. Maybe one person can only pick up 3 plastic bottles from the beach and throw them into the rubbish bin. Nevertheless, what if everyone is doing the same thing? What if everyone does a bit for our world? Never underestimate yourself. Even the tiniest person, can change the course of the world.

In addition, I also made a lot of friends from all over the world. Ben, Lauren, David, Martin, Emma, Giacoma, Jenny, Sam, Grace, Sichen, Janelle, Fawn…There are so many people I can never forget. We helped each other. We learned from each other. And I never felt lonely when I was with them. They made me feel like I was at home and we were a big family.

I will never forget that scary Sunday night.
On August 5th, Lombok was hit by the earthquake. Even if I was in Bali at that time, I could still feel the ground shaking and I could hardly stand on my feet. At that time, I was spending my second weekend in Canggu with my good friend Sichen. We walked a lot during the day time and we were exhausted. But after the earthquake happened, we didn’t dare to go into the hotel to sleep. Everyone was outside the hotel. The little kids were crying and there were people hugging each other. Everything was in such a mess. Canggu is near the ocean, as a result, we were also afraid of the tsunami besides of the earthquake. Finally we decided to go back to Greenlion, Ubud because at least, we had friends there and we had coordinators there. So we took a taxi and went back to Ubud directly.

We arrived at Ubud at 12:30, exhausted and scary, and I didn’t have a bed to sleep because I supposed to stay on Nusa Penida Island at that time. And that’s when Dwita, the coordinator, showed up, at the time we needed someone most. I was really surprised that she was still awake. It was a bit contradictory. On one hand, I felt so happy I found someone. On the other hand, I didn’t know whether I could stay here because I didn’t belong here at that time. I should be on Nusa Penida Island. But I didn’t have other choices. So I told her what happened. And before I could ask her whether I could stay here, she said “Ok I got you. You must be tired now. I will find a bed for you. Stay here, have a good rest and we can figure it out tomorrow. DON’T WORRY. YOU ARE SAFE HERE.” Her words just hit me right through my heart and I almost burst into tears. At that time, for a person as scary as me, nothing was more powerful than “You are safe here.” Thanks Dwita a lot. Thanks every coordinator in Bali. They are so kind, nice, responsible, helpful and considerate. After so many twist and turns, finally, I got a bed and decided to sleep. However, before I entered my room, I felt another earthquake. I stopped. All my faiths of falling asleep collapsed in front of the earthquake. YOU NEED TO GO TO BED. I told myself. Because I was so exhausted and I could feel my body was shaking because of tiredness. But I did’t dare to sleep. What if I fall asleep and never have a chance to wake up? Then my roommates came out. They felt the earthquake, too. And that’s the first time they met me, covered in a pink blanket, with bloodshot eyes, pale face and a shaking body. I knew I looked so bad. “Are you alright? Sweetie?” I felt too weak to answer them. So I shook my head. “Do you want to come in? I think you belong to this room?” I shook my head again. “Why?” I knew that I must say something. But the moment I begin to talk, I couldn’t help crying. It’s hard for me to recall what I said at that night because I was already on the edge of breakdown. But I can remember clearly how my roommates helped me. They hugged me, tried to comfort me, brought my luggage into their room, made the bed for me and told me to go to bed. “Have some rest, Zillah. All of us will be here with you, ok? Don’t worry, all of us will be awake, if something happens, we will wake you up, is that ok?” And I did what they told me. I fell asleep, immediately. And I have a nice sleep. It’s a bit weird to call a place you just arrived at one hour ago home. But I should say, I did feel back home. And my roommates, though we only knew each other for 10 minutes, are my families. This is the first time for me to experience an earthquake and I was in another country, without the company of my parents and friends, so no doubt I was so terrified. However, I felt lucky that during the darkest time, I can still have coordinators and friends to stand by my side and give me support.

I've never protected the turtles with my own hands.
I’ve never felt I was so close to my dream.
I've never seen such blue ocean and such bright stars.
I've never known what life will be like on the other side of the earth.
I've never made friends from so many different countries and I've never talked so much and laughed so hard.
Thanks to IVHQ. It makes everything become different.

And maybe, that's the meaning of traveling and volunteering. Meeting new people, enjoying different views, changing the world into a better place and surpassing yourself again and again.

Never stop pursuing your dream.
Never stop exploring the world.
Never stop doing good things even if it is small.

I want to say something to those who have been a volunteer and who are going to be a volunteer: “Guys don’t stop doing that. Because the world needs more people like you.”

Even the tiniest person, can change the course of the future.

What would you improve about this program?
The variety of the food can be improved.
Shanel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Bali

Being able to be a part of the volunteering team in Bali has been one of my most memorable experiences. Taking part in the volunteering program for 5 weeks has allowed me to immerse and thoroughly interact with the local community within the homestay compound, staff, and people around the village. Prior to reaching the destination, IVHQ has provided a lot of support pre-program. As a first timer taking part in volunteering through an organisation, I had a lot of doubts and uncertainty yet my program manager was able to promptly answer questions with clear responses. There was a lot of step-by-step guidance especially in settling paperwork such as obtaining a visa and I was in-touch with the local team even before arrival which made the transition a smooth one. The volunteering experience has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone through interacting with local people where language barriers exists yet I was still able to feel comfortable with the facilities that were provided. The living conditions were safe, comfortable and very well taken care of. The orientation program that was organised allowed me to better understand Bali and I was able to learn more about the local culture while this provided me with the opportunity to meet new people within the volunteering program. Choosing Bali as the program destination has allowed me to get a glimpse of the community lifestyle that remains strong within the culture while appreciating the nature that the island has to offer. The local host family are very friendly and the staff from Green Lion Bali (the local organisation) has provided a lot of support and are willing to help whenever needed. I thoroughly enjoyed the volunteering experience and will look forward to taking part in another within the near future and IVHQ is definitely an organisation that I would apply through.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

It is great that you were able to immerse yourself into the culture and step out of your comfort zone! We are pleased to hear that you found IVHQ helpful as well the local team. Awesome that you will look to volunteer with IVHQ again, we look forward to hearing from you in the future! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager

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Sofia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience of my life

The most amazing experience in my life. The Bali program is amazing, amazing people with so much to give, I wouldn’t chance my two weeks in Bali for nothing in fact I think it was a little period of time. I would love to come back to Bali again! I’ve met great people that first became friends and now they’re family to me. The orientation week was the best, they give you th opportunity to get along with other volunteers and most important to know about Bali culture, I loved to learn some Balinese language it was so fun. The coordinators are the best, they give 100% of them all the time always taking care of every detail of our things. Besides all this, in the orientation week Bali program give us the opportunity to visit temples, assist to a Balinese dance show (amazing!), cooking classs was so fun and the flower offering class was one of my favorites. It is amazing that besides volunteering you have the opportunity to meet new friends and learn about their culture which now I admire. Never going to forget my week in Ubud; as of now it’s my favorite place in the world! After that I traveled to Nusa Penida island where I worked in the turtle conservation for a week, incredible experience, to clean tanks, clean the turtles and some other activities like cleaning the beach and streets was such a inclredible experience! Besides the island is beautiful and t has so many amazing beaches to visit. The people there are so nice and so welcoming, I really thought to extend my volunteer program for at least 2 more weeks but unfortunately I couldn’t. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Never going to forget Bali.

Kristi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering with IVHQ in Ubud, Bali - AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Volunteering with IVHQ was one of the best decisions I could've made for myself this summer! I had a strong support system before departing, while I was in Bali, and even upon returning as coordinators touched base with me about the program and overall trip. I am constantly amazed by my interactions within other cultures around the world, and getting to know the other volunteers from such a diverse array of countries was such a rewarding experience. I would without a doubt volunteer with IVHQ again. They have a great variety of programs in so many countries! I would love to go back to Bali, or to another place where I could participate in a different program within a different culture. There is so much to learn from opportunities such as this, and IVHQ made this opportunity of learning, serving, and personal growth possible for me!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Kristi, it is great to hear from you and receive a great review! We always love to hear when volunteers embrace the cultural and find their experience rewarding. Awesome to hear that it was the best decision you could have made for the Summer. We would love to have you back on any of our programs when the time is right for you! Brigitte - IVHQ Program Manager

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Dóra
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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. :)

What would you improve about this program?
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

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Karen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

Kayla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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.

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Amy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Bendik
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

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Shelby
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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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

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Lindsey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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

Carlie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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