Location
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
Length
1 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
17
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
330
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 17, 2024
Apr 28, 2024
70 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Volunteer in Bali with Plan My Gap Year – an award-winning, international volunteer abroad organisation with programs based in Tabanan, Bali. PMGY provides safe, trusted and affordable programs, with a range of volunteer projects in Bali, including Childcare • English Teaching & Wildlife opportunities.

PMGY Bali have projects located in the cultural, traditional and authentic town of Tabanan, in the south west of the island. The Bali volunteer programs start on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. Our projects in Bali run throughout the year and participants can join the program for 1-8 weeks. Volunteers in Bali are provided with an extensive pre-departure support service, airport pick-up, in-country orientation, three meals per day, volunteer accommodation and local support.

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Impact

Ethical Impact

Plan My Gap Year is committed to providing ethical volunteer opportunities that truly benefit the local communities. We have personally vetted all of our Volunteer Programs in every destination. We support a small network of Volunteer Programs abroad that we have specifically chosen due to their efforts being sustainable for our volunteers and the local communities alike. We work closely with each of our local teams to ensure we are assessing and adapting to ensure quality experiences for all involved.

For this reason, PMGY does not provide volunteer opportunities in orphanages in any of our locations. Research and studies have shown that visiting and volunteering in orphanages has the potential to generate an industry that separates children from their families. In turn, putting children at increased risk of neglect and abuse. Therefore, we do not support these institutions with our volunteer network.

Instead, we focus on offering alternative childcare volunteer opportunities whereby children come to and from the placement setting each day. In other words, our local teams collaborate with childcare projects which do not offer any form of residential care. These are safe, responsible, and vetted projects, where participants continue to provide valued assistance supporting local staff.

Program Highlights

  • Most Affordable – PMGY’s programs are accessible to everyone who wants to make a difference, through low fees and high-impact projects.
  • Best Support – Our international and local teams provide extensive around the clock services to assist you every step of your PMGY adventure.
  • Safety Prioritised – With safety a PMGY number-1 priority, we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure our programs are as safe and structured as possible.
  • Extraordinary Experiences – With PMGY, you have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in amazing cultural and travel experiences, ensuring you leave with unforgettable memories.
  • Friendships for Life – Your PMGY experience not only opens up a doorway for new experiences and exciting memories, but also life-long friendships when meeting new people from around the world.

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Program Reviews

4.84 Rating
based on 37 reviews
  • 5 rating 83.78%
  • 4 rating 16.22%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.65
  • Safety 4.9
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

memories to last a lifetime!!

I absolutely loved everything about volunteering with pmgy!! I did childcare volunteering for 5 weeks! I extended my time as I was living it so much! It’s like a big family, they help you with everything and truly care! the rooms are comfortable and the food is really nice although a bit repetitive. We extended our visas and the process was easy with pmgy. The volunteering was so much fun and the kids are the best, so eager to learn making it feel so rewarding. Thank you for the best time plan my gap year Bali!!❤️

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just enjoy every moment, it goes to quickly!
Pros
  • Safe
  • Social
  • Fun
Cons
  • Repetitive food
11 people found this review helpful.
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Marissa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

PMGY Vietnam & Bali

PMGY is a very trustable company with assistance available at all times. I did two projects in Southeast Asia and had the best time. I started with the medical program in Vietnam; it was nice to experience the way of working in the hospital there, but I think this program would be better for students at the beginning of their study. There is not a lot to do and the doctors do not always have time to explain what is going on with patients or to answer your questions. After this project, I went to Bali to do the English teaching program which was the best thing I have done so far! The people were amazing, the weekend trips well organized but most importantly: the project definitely made a difference for the community. The kids were really happy to see you and they were eager to learn. I am thankful that I got to experience this!

72 people found this review helpful.
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Jil
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Childcare volunteer in Bali

Hi,

I’m 26 years old (turned 26 when I was doing the volunteer work) and I did 4 weeks of volunteer in the childcare program in Bali. It was my first time traveling out of Europe on my own and for that long.
I had an awesome time during these 4 weeks. The staff at PMGY Bali was so amazing and they were all so kind. They made our stay in Tabanan really enjoyable as they organized some evening activities as bonfire, culture nights or quiz-games etc.
Working in the childcare program was truly amazing and wonderful! The children (as well as the teachers and daycarers) were so so nice. The children were always so great full for everything you did and thought them. They give you so much love and are so happy to get the chance that you teach them. You would never see kids acting like that in schools in Europe.
Also the fact that you only work from Monday to Thursday and that you have the weekend free to travel is so nice as you can organize your trips to see the beauty of the island!
So taken together my time here was really wonderful and an amazing experience!
Not everything was always so great obviously. Living with so many people and so many different personalities under one roof can sometimes be a bit difficult but that’s part of the game!
So to conclude, I can only suggest and recommend everyone to do such an amazing experience as it is really worth it! I would immediately do it again if I could!

Thank you so much to the PMGY team and the PMGY team in Bali for everything! I will not forget this!!

Jil

96 people found this review helpful.
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Elisabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

PMGY Bali offers me amazing memories

The pre-departure help was amazing. The international team provided answers to all of my questions and offered a great support. At the final destination, everything was planned and arranged. The pick-up at the airport was trouble-free. The accommodation in Bali was clean and had everything you need. Indra and his family made you feel very welcome. It felt like a second home. There are different projects everyday if you do the wildlife one, which is so cool. I got to meet so many different species and got to be in direct contact with them by feeding, cleaning and by taking care of them. Overall, I am more than happy that I could experience PMGY Bali.

Pros
  • A lot of different animals
  • Helpful and nice host family
  • Amazing friends
Cons
  • Be careful about your food
  • You might catch Bali belly
  • Time flies by too fast
113 people found this review helpful.
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Xin-Yue
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a wonderful time with PMGY Bali

The past few days have been one of the best times I've ever had! I just wanna say thank you to all the people who have generously helped me in my time of need.

The first night I couldn't sleep so I climbed on the roof to see the sunrise and I saw people getting up early to start their day. Once when we passed a house I saw an old lady put an offering in front of the gate and reverently sprinkled a few drops of water. These moments really made me feel the passion and love for life of the people here.

And I still remember the joy when I first held Sunny in my arms and the feeling of a baby goat with its little head on my hand.

And again hank you for being my home during the past few days. See you again! :)

Pros
  • You can meet fabulous people here.
  • The local team is very kind and friendly.
  • The time spent with those adorable animals is truly unforgettable.
Cons
  • Be cautious with your food choices.
120 people found this review helpful.
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Ella
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The program was truly amazing

I spent 2 weeks volunteering with PMGY Bali. I hadn’t done volunteer projects before much less going overseas alone, but the support provided was amazing. There were zoom calls you could join before going in which you could ask any questions you had which helped ease any worries I had about going. The food and accommodation was great as-well as the staff who were there for you whenever you needed it. The other volunteers were great and I wasn’t as nervous about meeting and living with people I had never met before. The projects it’s self was amazing I loved that I got to work on something different each day. My whole time there was amazing and I had to stop myself from asking if I could stay for longer.

Pros
  • The project
  • The people
  • The experience
Cons
  • The bugs
119 people found this review helpful.
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Frances
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali English teaching

I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering in Bali I would definetly recommend the Gili T island weekend trip and the English teaching program the kids that you teach are amazing and range from 6-12 years old, I enjoyed teaching the younger kids the most! You may also get the opportunity to attend a lunch hosted by the students at kanva college which I would recommend attending. The hostel in Bali is great aswell it has everything you need and Indra and ketut and all the staff and driver are always very helpful!

Pros
  • Building social skills
  • Learning about a new culture
  • Working with keen to learn young children
124 people found this review helpful.
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Rosa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

What an experience!!

I can hands down say that deciding to do plan my gap year bail was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I did the real Bali experience which was incredible allowing me to see the variety Bali has to offer in a safe and secure way! Budi and Mr C were the best guides we could have asked for making sure we had EVERYTHING we could want! I then volunteered for 2 weeks doing the English teaching project which wasn’t long enough in my opinion where I was welcomed into the volunteer house by Indra and his family! All in all I can say if you’re on the fence about whether to go out not I say DO IT! you won’t regret it! I’m already planning on which plan my gap year destination to go next! :)

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good communication
  • Friendly
129 people found this review helpful.

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