Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Bali with IVHQ

Video and Photos

Bali-teaching
Bali-teaching
Bali-scenery
Bali-scenery
Bali pic3
Bali pic3
Middle school
Middle school
sunset of Kuta beach
sunset of Kuta beach
Baby turtle
Baby turtle
Food
Food
Rice Terrace
Rice Terrace

About

Trusted by 100,000+ 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 100,000+ 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

97%
based on 140 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
Showing 76 - 90 of 140
Default avatar
Bohan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

Default avatar
Victoria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali (Ubud)- Healthcare Education 2017

This was my first time volunteering abroad so I was quite nervous and did not know what to expect. After coming home from Bali, I am extremely thankful to IVHQ for giving me the opportunity to do this project and for their continuous support leading up to my trip to ensure that my travels would go smoothly. This was truly such a humbling and life changing experience that I will never forget! The moment I was greeted by the local organization in Bali and met the other volunteers, all my worries had faded away. It is amazing to see how quickly friendships and connections form between volunteers and the local people in such a short period of time.
There is something magical about Bali- I have to say that people in Bali are the most genuine, loyal and humble people that I have ever met. Everyone smiles here and it is contagious!

During the first week, the local program staff gave us an orientation of the Balinese culture. We visited a monkey forest, a holy water temple, a rice field, had a Batik painting class, went on a walking tour of Ubud with some free time to spend browsing through the markets, learned to cook some traditional Balinese food, saw a traditional Balinese dance (Kecak) and learned some basic Bahasa (language spoken in Bali). A great variety of activities and they were well organized and fun! Be prepared for lots of walking and moving around during this week :).
Thank-you to the kitchen staff, I have now developed a new love for tempeh and peanut sauce!

I came to Bali for the healthcare education project, hoping that a group of children would learn something new from me. In fact, they were the ones who had re-taught me the meaning of a very powerful gift: gratitude. It was remarkable to witness how excited and grateful these children were to receive basic stationery that I had given them for Christmas which we would think to be ordinary. I never would've thought that a group of children who I only got to know for a week would have such a big impact on me.

If you are thinking of volunteering abroad but have some hesitations, I would definitely just take the dive and follow your dreams and everything else will fall in place. Not only was I able to learn about the Balinese culture and people, I learned so much about myself during these two weeks. Trust me, it will be rewarding in the end that you won't regret it!

What would you improve about this program?
I felt that 1 week in my actual placement was too short! The only suggestion I would make is if the cultural orientation could be shortened to perhaps 3 days so more time could be spent on the project.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your brilliant in-depth review. You were a pleasure to work with and your time was very much appreciated. I am glad you had such an amazing experience. IVHQ would love to have you back! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Victoria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali (Ubud)- Healthcare Education 2017

This was my first time volunteering abroad so I was quite nervous and did not know what to expect. After coming home from Bali, I am extremely thankful to IVHQ for giving me the opportunity to do this project and for their continuous support leading up to my trip to ensure that my travels would go smoothly. This was truly such a humbling and life changing experience that I will never forget! The moment I was greeted by the local organization in Bali and met the other volunteers, all my worries had faded away. It is amazing to see how quickly friendships and connections form between volunteers and the local people in such a short period of time.
There is something magical about Bali- I have to say that people in Bali are the most genuine, loyal and humble people that I have ever met. Everyone smiles here and it is contagious!

During the first week, the local program staff gave us an orientation of the Balinese culture. We visited a monkey forest, a holy water temple, a rice field, had a Batik painting class, went on a walking tour of Ubud with some free time to spend browsing through the markets, learned to cook some traditional Balinese food, saw a traditional Balinese dance (Kecak) and learned some basic Bahasa (language spoken in Bali). A great variety of activities and they were well organized and fun! Be prepared for lots of walking and moving around during this week :).
Thank-you to the kitchen staff, I have now developed a new love for tempeh and peanut sauce!

I came to Bali for the healthcare education project, hoping that a group of children would learn something new from me. In fact, they were the ones who had re-taught me the meaning of a very powerful gift: gratitude. It was remarkable to witness how excited and grateful these children were to receive basic stationery that I had given them for Christmas which we would think to be ordinary. I never would've thought that a group of children who I only got to know for a week would have such a big impact on me.

If you are thinking of volunteering abroad but have some hesitations, I would definitely just take the dive and follow your dreams and everything else will fall in place. Not only was I able to learn about the Balinese culture and people, I learned so much about myself during these two weeks. Trust me, it will be rewarding in the end that you won't regret it!

What would you improve about this program?
I felt that 1 week in my actual placement was too short! The only suggestion I would make is if the cultural orientation could be shortened to perhaps 3 days so more time could be spent on the project.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your brilliant in-depth review. You were a pleasure to work with and your time was very much appreciated. I am glad you had such an amazing experience. IVHQ would love to have you back! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Emily
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali 2017

I spent two weeks volunteering with the Green Lion Bali through IVHQ, and I will never forget my time there. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful, especially the staff, who were amazing. The organization of the project was really great as well--the first week is spent learning about the culture and customs of Bali and visiting various places in and around Ubud. This week really helped me get adjusted to Bali and understand more about the people and why the work I was doing was so important. For my volunteering week, I worked with a class of local kindergarteners, and they were so sweet! I absolutely loved every minute. The support I received from the staff and other volunteers made me feel confident and motivated the whole time I was there. I quickly made many friends, and we were able to have adventures around Bali together. After this trip, I am eager to travel and volunteer more in new and exciting places!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

It's great to hear from you Emily, thank you for your great review! I am pleased to hear your experience will be one that you will never forget and that you made many friends on your trip. Amazing that you are keen to volunteer some more and IVHQ would love for you come on another journey with us! ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Sierra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali 2017

I just recently graduated High School, and this trip was not only the first time I’ve been out of America, but also the first time I’ve travelled alone. It was a big step for me, but IVHQ and the Green Lion team in Bali helped me through everything along the way. I could always come to them if there was a problem, and if you ever had any questions they were there to help. This created a safe and secure environment, which makes travelling alone a lot less scary the first time. During my volunteer time, I was able to explore a few different options. My main program was kindergarten and the kids I taught were amazing; they put so much effort in everyday to learn. As well, I was able to teach grade 5 for a week at the same time. Lastly, I tried my hand at renovating a school, as schools were closed for Galingan and Kunningan. During my 2 month stay I felt like I made an impact in the kids lives and the community because of this. At the same time, I was able to learn and grow myself, as I got to experience so much of the Balinese culture. Overall it was an amazing experience, and I would go again in a heartbeat.

What would you improve about this program?
It could be slightly more structured, to ensure that some volunteers aren’t skipping out on volunteering regularly.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sierra, it's awesome to hear from you and thank you for your review! We are so pleased that your first trip alone went so well and that you had such a worthwhile experience in Bali. We appreciate all your hard work and we would love to have you back again sometime. Thank you for your suggestion as well, we will take that on board. ^Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Coordinator

Read my full story
Default avatar
Valeria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

12 weeks in Bali

I just graduated from high school and wanted to take a break before going to Univesity. I found out about IVHQ volunteering program and fell in love with the Bali project. I signed in for a 12 week program and chose 3 different programs; construction & renovation, kindergarten and turtle conservation. My favorite was construction. It's the kind of program where you get out of your comfort zone and actually get to see the result of your hard work. I couldn't be more gratefull for this amazing trip with long life lasting friends and life changing experiences.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Valeria, Thanks for sharing your amazing review! We are stoked that you found it a life changing experience and made lifelong friends. We have loved having you volunteer with us on the three different project and we would happily welcome you again in the future!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Mac Lim
Lim
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Bali

I have spent 4 weeks (22 Oct-18 Nov 2017) volunteering in Ubud, Bali with IVHQ in teaching program. This was my second time going abroad volunteering program with IVHQ. As expected the program, personnel and support services were excellent. It is such an awesome experience during orientation week and wonderful to observe Galungan and Kuningan celebration with friendly locals. Bali indeed is enchanted island with captivating religious and cultural activities. The school placement with energetic pupils and their eagerness to learn warmed my heart. Fond memories like these will make you become more aware of yourself and others and learn to appreciate differences between peoples all over the world. I look forward to get abroad again with IVHQ.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Lim, it was awesome to have your as a returning volunteer for IVHQ! We are so glad that our Bali program has created some special memories for you, your work was hugely appreciated from the kids. Thanks for the recommendation and we look forward to having you volunteer with IVHQ again!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Matthew
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing time

I was in Bali for 10 weeks and did 3 projects: construction, teaching and turtle conservation. It was great to work with and meet so many people from all over the world, and to meet local people too. I loved the island too, I had plenty of time to explore as I had all the weekends to go away. My best moment was releasing the turtles at Nusa Penida and hiking up Mount Batur to see the sunset. Would definitely recommend going for more than 2-3 weeks.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Matthew, Thanks for sharing! We are stoked to hear that you had a great time on the program and exploring Nusa Pendia! Thanks for the recommendation, was great to have you on board.
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Rita
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

This program is a great way to get involved with helping the Balinese community along with exploring the beautiful island of Bali. I loved our orientation week at the beginning because we got to do many activities that allowed us to learn about Balinese culture. We explored the village, saw a Balinese dance show, participated in a Balinese cooking class, etc. The orientation was especially helpful because it allowed us to also learn about the dos and don’ts in Bali and how to stay safe.
I first started out doing the turtle conservation program on Nusa Penida. That was absolutely incredible; we got to do a lot of hands-on work with the turtles such as feeding and cleaning them. We also participated in other activities such as beach clean ups. Being on the island was so chill and relaxing.
This program is also very flexible. Many volunteers who wish to change their placement can do so easily. I wanted to experience a variety of projects, so I did construction and renovation for my third week and kindergarten for my fourth. Participating in many of the projects was such a rewarding experience for me. There is a lot of free time to do things during the day in Ubud. The city is filled with fun things to do. The weekends are free as well, which gives us time to go on little trips and explore other cities with each other.
The coordinators for this program were amazing. They went out of their way to make sure we were safe and having a good time. They gave us good tips on fun things to do in Bali and also how to stay safe. When volunteers were sick, they were extremely caring and made them feel at home. I never once felt uncomfortable or unsafe during this entire trip. Overall, this experience was amazing and I strongly recommend it.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe there could be a little more detailed information given out about each project, just so the volunteers know exactly what they are doing before they start. Some of the info was a little vague, but it wasn't a huge deal because everyone picked up quickly.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Rita, thank you for your amazing review! We are so pleased that you found the experience rewarding. It's great to hear that you found the orientation really useful and our local team made you feel at home. Thank you for your time and being a great volunteer!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Gemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Turtle conservation - Nusa Penida

I recently went to Bali for 5 weeks to do turtle conservation, and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life! The friends I made on the trip I know I'll keep for life. The coordinators made us feel like family, and all the staff were so nice and friendly. The project itself was what I expected plus more. We helped to feed the turtles, clean out their tanks, help them with their medicine, cut up their fish, take part in regular beach clean ups and collect crabs and seaweed to feed the turtles. At the end of your programme you get to watch a turtle release, and that for me was the moment I realised that all the work we'd been doing was worthwhile, to help give the turtles a better chance in life. The island is also beautiful, there's so much to do in Nusa Penida! My overall favourite memory of the trip was watching the baby turtles hatch! I would recommend this programme to anybody who had a passion for turtles and conservation and is willing to try new things and meet like minded people. :D

What would you improve about this program?
The programme was incredible and there's not much I'd do to improve it. The only thing is that sometimes I wanted to do more work as some days there was a lot of free time. Even if there are no more jobs in the centre, people should be given an option to help with other jobs in the area. I just wanted to help out more :)
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Gemma, It's awesome to see your great review! We are so glad that you have made friends for life on our program and you feel that you made a difference as you certainly did! Thanks for your recommendation and for being a great volunteer.
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Bella
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Volunteer Experience in Bali

I have just returned from volunteering as an English teacher in Bali. I cannot describe how fantastic the experience has been. From the people I met at the homestay to the places I was able to visit on the weekend the whole experience was unbelievable. The Indonesian people make you feel like family and take you in as if you were their own. It was so hard to leave the program and say goodbye to the children, friends and coordinators, however I will have the memories of my time in Bali forever and there is no doubt in my mind that I will be returning sometime soon.

What would you improve about this program?
I would say that the only room for improvement would be transport into Ubud. As a volunteer who isn't earning any money the cost of the taxi journeys are much higher than the general expected cost of living in Bali. The taxis we were taking were costing more than in London which really surprised us. It would be great if there were more shuttle runs into the town or at least help in organising a pre paid, slightly more affordable taxi. Otherwise no room for improvement :)
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Bella, Thank you for sharing this awesome review! We are so pleased that you had an unbelievable experience and that you will return sometime soon. That is great advice on the shuttles and we will look to increase the amount of runs into Ubud that our local team provide. I look forward to receiving your next application, as we would love to have you back :)
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Yasmin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Eat Pray Bali

As I entered the security line at SFO airport, the security officer checked my passport and then my final destination on my boarding pass, it read Bali, Indonesia. He looked me over and with a surprised smile he exclaimed " wow! what an exotic location!" I smiled back at him and responded "I know. It will be a trip of a lifetime."
In the 4 weeks I spent in Ubud, Bali I learned about aspects of my personality, qualities, and skillets that I doubt I would have been able to gather in such a short period of time in any other experience. To start off, Ubud is magical. Every morning, I would wake up to the sound of crying roosters, exotic bird tunes, chirping crickets, clucking chickens, and the loud but overwhelmingly beautiful sound of the living jungle surrounding our villa. I shared a room with 7 other volunteers from all of the world. These girls became my family and support system for the next 4 weeks. We the together, we went out at night together, we shared our amazingly different, yet similar goals, life stories and fears with one another, and these individuals made my experience at Green Lion utterly unforgettable. During orientation week, we got to get a glimpse of Bali by exploring the monkey forest, the rice fields surrounding Ubud, the Holy Water Temple, the Ubud art market and many many more exciting cultural landmarks and experiences.
I took part in the teaching program and I was given a fifth grade class consisting of only 5-10 students daily. If I can emphasize one aspect of my time in Bali, it would be the fact that these children changed my view on life in a way I never expected. Their passion and urge for learning shocked me. It truly shocked me to see these children, some coming to school with the same clothes everyday, and to see that children with so little, were so rich in happiness and fulfillment. Although I tried my very best to leave a lasting impact on these children in the form of education, I truly believe that they have taught me more about life and the beauty it holds than I could ever teach them.
On our weekends, several of the other volunteers and I would take weekend trips to other parts of Bali. A few of my absolute favorite destinations were the surf areas of Uluwatu and Canggu along with the Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok. On these weekend trips, we got to explore all that the breathtaking island of Bali had to offer and try new experiences such as surfing (It's a lot harder than it looks!), diving and snorkeling.
Overall, I would not change any parts of experience in Bali for the world. Both the local ivhq staff as well as the amazingly friendly and supportive local Green Lion staff met my every need and were always on top of responding to my emails whether it be asking simple packing tips or more major topics such as sickness prevention medications prior to and after arrival. Yes, adjusting to Balinese life was not an easy task and I experienced homesickness, Bali Belly, and a number of other discomforts such as the massive bats, spiders and lizards that roamed the walls and grounds of every surface, but these were all aspects of this unique once in lifetime experience that has shaped me into a more independent, inquisitive and happy woman.

What would you improve about this program?
I would say that the accommodations and food were quite excellent and far beyond my expectations so I would say there is not much that needs improving!
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Yasmin, Wow! Thanks for your incredible review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an unforgettable experience in magical Ubud. It has been a pleasure to assist you in this journey and it certainly sounds like you made the most of your time on the program. We would love to have you join us again in the future.

Default avatar
Whitney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Bali Trip-My Bucket List Summer

Greetings, Whit here.

I made a whim decision this year to start pursuing my dreams. Therefore creating a bucket list for Summer 17'. A friend sent my IVHQ information and really recommended I look into them. Obviously I did just that! And am 100% HAPPY and THANKFUL I choose to volunteer through them.

First off let me start off with how helpful IVHQ was with organizing my flights, and preparing me overall for my trip. I was very prepared and ready for the trip of a lifetime. I am a 24 year old single Mom of two beautiful daughters. And this trip I voyaged on alone greatly impacted my life, my heart, and spirit.

Upon arriving in Bali, Indonesia I was greeted right away by the kind gentlemen that would be bringing me to the Green Lion Camp in Lovina. When I arrived at the camp everyone was very friendly and showed me around.... I couldn't be happier with how smooth everything went!

The two weeks I was in Bali was filled with volunteering at the nearby schools teaching English. The impact I feel I had on the students was truly humbling... I adore them all still, and will always remember their smiling faces each day I came to class.
During the free time we were given I toured Lovina Center, went to a highly sought after waterfall. It was breathtaking and very adventurous! Probably one of the best adventures of my trip! We have the weekends free to travel around the Island. Therefore a group of girls I became close with (also volunteers) and I traveled on a fast boat to the Gili Islands! Now what a BLAST that was! I highly recommend it! Beautiful water, amazing people, food, and atmosphere!

Now let me tell you about the overall impact this had on my life. Traveling solo to Bali really taught me just how capable I was. My heart is full my cup runneth over. I can't even explain how much my soul needed this volunteer trip. I met people from all over the world as well. Speaking with the other volunteers, sharing our thoughts on life, why we came to Bali, and what our home country is like. Was very eye opening and amazing to spend time with new people. I cannot wait to travel internationally again in 2018!

If you are thinking about volunteering with IVHQ I would highly recommend them. Their fees are inexpensive and fair, and all that they offer is top notch!

Much Love - Whit

What would you improve about this program?
I honestly have no negative feedback! I think everything was great!
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Whitney, Thanks so much for your lovely review! It has been an absolute pleasure to help arrange your volunteer trip and we couldn't he happier to hear how incredible the experience has been for you. Thanks for being an outstanding volunteer and we wish you all the best for the adventures you will be embarking on in 2018!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Read my full story
Default avatar
Matracea
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Healthcare/ Education

I could not be happier with my experience with IVHQ and Green Lion in Ubud Bali. I was not sure what to expect traveling to a foreign country as this would be my first time leaving the United States. Some of my main concerns included safety, living accommodations, and becoming sick (getting Bali belly) while there. All of my fears and worries were quickly put to rest. Our living accommodations were nice and clean. If we had a problem with something or needed something the staff was right there to fix our problem. The food was good and they always had plenty. It was prepared freshly and I didn't get sick while there.
Teaching the kids was an experience I will never forget. They are so eager to learn. They love talking to you and practicing their English. The kids loved getting stickers and having you check their work. Playing hang man, musical chairs, and doing word searches were a huge hit.
I would recommend volunteering through IVHQ to any one who is considering volunteering. It will change your life and you will learn so much about yourself as well as other cultures.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Matracea, We are thrilled that you could not be happier with your experience in Bali! It is nice to hear that you were well supported by our local team and found the living conditions clean and the food to be fresh. Thanks for sharing your experience and for recommending IVHQ to others - we really appreciate it!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager

Default avatar
Melissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Just do it!

Dare to live the experience you've always wanted and JUST DO IT!

I did wait so long to decided to go and believe me, now I just can't understand why?! At the main beginning I was afraid to go alone, by myself, without knowing anyone there; I started to think about what the project consists, about safety, accommodations, etc etc... I search between a thousand associations, companies and I had more doubts than certains. But was when I found HVHQ and I try to apply for this program, that I realize that you just need to go with the right organization. It was all thing so organized and transparent that I just decided was the moment to go!

Now, after three full weeks of an intense experience, where I had friends for life in all parts of the world, where I met fantastic local people and learn with the amazing stuff in UBUD, I just want to return back there! Was really a dream and you will forget you're volunteering to help change lifes, because it's changing yours.

As you, I did read all this reviews and posts and I had high expectations because of that.
In the moment I arrived in our accommodation in UBUD I couldn't believed, I felt immeadiatly like home. Someone was playing some music and they were all outside of the bedrooms and give me an huge hug of welcome. There were some "old" volunteers and I arrived with more 3 "new" and the match was perfect.

The first week is an introduction in the Indonesian culture and is the perfect moment to make friends and start to know more about this amazing culture. But the best part was when I started the construction program: you really see you're doing something concrete. The next day you will appreciate all the hard work you did and have the straight to start a new one with your team and in the meantime you will have a blast, you will get fun- and those are the moments you will never forget!

I just did it! And I will do it again!

Check my instagram to see some pics of this aventure
meli.instants

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Melissa, Wow! What a great review. Thanks for sharing your strong words of encouragement for others who may be feeling a bit hesitant about travelling alone - we love how welcoming our volunteers, local team, and communities we work with can be. We are so excited to read that this is the start of more adventures and we can't wait to see where you head to next. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
Brigitte - IVHQ Bali Program Manager