Volunteering Programs by Volunteer Programs Bali
94% Rating
(158 Reviews)

Volunteering Programs by Volunteer Programs Bali

At VP Bali, we believe that education can change a child’s destiny. More than just an international volunteer program, we provide opportunities to empower local Balinese communities through free English classes, recycling events, workshops, and more.

Since 2013, over 1000 international volunteers have provided the backbone for our community of learning in our after school English classes (Monday-Thursday). Year round, volunteers from the ages of 18-35 come from all over the world to inspire our communities through diversity and cultural exchange. As part of “The VP Bali Way: Education Through Play,” volunteers are encouraged to use creative learning techniques such as games and class competitions. This helps reinforce the idea of education as a journey, not an end goal for Balinese youth.

Volunteers are immediately assimilated into Balinese culture, starting off with traditional homestay accommodation. Weekly cultural exchanges with our kids and local staff members create a special experience far beyond a typical holiday, where volunteers can truly understand the vibrant traditions that make Balinese culture so unique.

Everything we do at Volunteer Programs Bali is for the Balinese and with the Balinese. Our English classes and community opportunities help Bali's youth and their families develop in today's changing society without losing the rich culture and family values that make Bali, Bali.

Year Round
Medium Group (16-30)
Host Family
Price Details
Please visit the "Program Fee" section of our website's volunteer page for more detailed information regarding volunteer costs.
Included in your volunteer fee:

* Shared home stay accommodation with breakfast included.

* Airport pickup.

* Orientation prior to beginning your volunteering placement.

* Wi-Fi access onsite at the home stay.

* 24 hour local emergency number (Volunteer Coordinator).

* Support from Volunteer Coordinator and local English teachers.

* Volunteering Certificate

* Experience of a lifetime!

Questions & Answers

Hi Juliette! As far as I know volunteers only get transferred if there is a case of illness or cancelation, and only if it otherwise means that a certain class doesn't have a teacher. When I was volunteering I did not see anyone transferred, they are very well organized and try to accommodate everyone's wishes.
Hi Rowan, From my experience I can tell you that during your classes you can pick up a lot of Indonesian very quickly. If you want to go more into debt you can always follow an extra course which can be found easily.
Hi Cathryn, a social/cultural visa is needed for this program. More information here: http://volunteerprogramsbali.org/placement-info/indonesian-visa/

Program Reviews

based on 158 reviews
  • Impact 8.9
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
  • Benefits 8
  • Support 9
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 8
  • Safety 9
Showing 46 - 60 of 158
Default avatar

Portugal @ Ubud

I came with another portuguese friend. We shared a room at the homestay which was really good. The bathroom was really funny because it was just a shower right in the middle of it, but soon we realized that every bathroom on this island is like that.
I loved the people on the program, they were all very nice and welcoming and I think no one feels like the newbie when they arrive.
I have stayed for 4 weeks, so obviously I have a lot of stories to tell, but I honestly recommend this program, especially if you like to make new friends and if you don't mind living in a country a little less cleaner than you're used to!

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

My amazing experience in VP Bali

It was the best experience in my life, i really enjoyed the children, the school, and the local people and staff. I learnt a lot with them. I saw my students' progresses during classes. I met really nice people here and i will never forget them. They are an essential part of my experience. I would love to repeat this experience as soon as possible. In our homestay we have all the things that we need. Thank you VP Bali. :)

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

Always learning

This program has helped my ability to understand the difficulties in children being provided sufficient and effective language education. The way the program has helped the communities children not being left behind with their education and their assistance in the community and the assistance that they can give their families is immense, and I feel so grateful to be a part of this program. The structure is great, and the speed that the children learn English from different nationalities is impressive.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

Best experience ever

You go to Bali with the idea to give something, to help the local community teaching English to the Balinese kids. However, when you leave you realize that you have just received from them, especially from the kids. They give you their heart.
Once happened that I was sick and I missed one class. The reaction of the children surpised me. Everyone prepared a piece of paper wishing me to get well soon and everyone, the day after, was so worried about me. I'm really touched by this experience. It's been amazing. Thank you.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

Children of indonesia

The children I taught at VP Bali where absolutely incredible. Every child was happy, fun, enthusiastic and ever so loving and caring. I noticed this from the very first day where many of the kids would come up to me and hug me and give me high fives and ask about me and my life. The children are so welcoming and really make you feel welcomed, loved and in the right place. I will never forget these children and their mentalities.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

Unique volunteering experience in paradise

As soon as I arrived , everything was perfect organized from the staff.
They explained with details about our responsibilities and many things about the local area.
The location of our Homestay is the best in Ubud with many restaurants and shops around.
The kids are just adorable and they welcome you with a big smile.
overall it is an amazing experience and I highly recommend to anyone who want take a break or visit Bali.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

My time with VP Bali

My time with VP Bali has been an experience like no other. I booked two weeks with VP Bali and I can honestly say this was not long enough! You get attached to the students, staff and get emersed in the culture. Teaching these children open my eyes to the endless possibilities for them, its was an absoloute pleasure being apary of the VP Bali family and I woild reccomend this program to anyone looking to make a differencefbh

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

A journey to the eye opening experience

Before starting the program, the only mindset I had was to teach the children I was fortunate to teach. Once I entered the program and put my skills to the test, it was far beyond what I expected it to be. It was more than just teaching the basics and writing content on the board, more than just creating activities for all the children to be apart of, but an eye opening experience. I realized how much all of the children were so eager to learn. I come to class with smiles from the students who not only love to learn but also build a strong teacher-student relationsip that reassure me that I am in a safe and comfortable environment. Every volunteer should always feel welcome and that is exactly what VP Bali was able to give me. From the homestay owners to the program staff and local coordinators, I knew I chose the right program. Because of the resources VP Bali offered, there was never a time I questioned my journey to such a diverse island and beautiful culture.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

Thank you vpbali

I had a very very good time here with vp bali.
I got to know so many nice people from all around the world. I really loved teaching because the students were so lovely. Especially my younger ones were the cutest children I have ever seen and I will miss them.
The stuff of vpbali is very nice and if I had a problem I could always ask them.
I had very much fun and maybe i'll come back.
Thank you vpbali!!

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

My time at VP Bali

I couldnt be happier that I decided to join the VP Bali team this summer, and now I actually wish that I had signed on to do a longer time volunteering! The children are so inspiring to teach, it makes you so excited to come back every day and continue to help them develop their english and I genuinely believe that the programme will have a lasting impact for the kids. The staff do an amazing job and have such a great relationship with all the students. The staff aswell as the local co-ordinaters ensure that the whole programme is run so smoothly and the kids could not be in a better, more positive and helpful envioronment for them to learn! Id recommend the programme to anyone that is up for an inspring and fun experience where you will learn alot and that is keen to have a true impact on the childrens learning.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

I had an amazing time with VP-Bali!!

I had such a lovely time at VP-Bali. I really enjoyed the classes and the teaching. The kids were so sweet and they really wanted to learn. The staff and the people from the school were really helpful. I also had such a good time together with te other volunteers, and I really gonna miss them and the kids. The volunteering was a ones in a lifetime experiece and I would definitely recommend to everyone to voluenteer at VP-Bali!!

How can this program be improved?

The program could be improved by getting more volunteers, just so we can give them an even better education.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

The best 2 weeks EVER

From the first day it was easy to get into, the kids and the other volunteers are warm and embracing. Despite having had no teaching experience, the programme was welcoming and the children are so grateful for anything it makes it a pleasure to play even the smallest game. The programme allows time for socialising and teaching, not restricting you to one or the other and making VP Bali perfect for anyone looking to travel, go on holiday, or in fact gain valuable teaching experience. The children are ao much more loving than I expected and it makes the volunteering that extra bit funner and easier. As for teaching experience, having two classes, each of different ages, allows for two intensities and a wide spectrum of experience. I would 100 percent recommend VP Bali for anyone looking to occupy some time in Bali or to teach.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

My amazing trip with VP Bali

That was the first time I did volunteer and that was a really good trip. Teaching was a good experience, even more with kids like this, they are really kind. First I thought that would be a difficult trip but at my arrival I totally changed my mind. The homestay is really nice. I discovered the balinese culture, and this is really interesting one. I travelled around Bali, to kuta, seminyak and gili, visiting temples, beaches and waterfalls. I travelled a lot and this is one of the best place I went, and encountered a lot of nice people, in Vp Bali and outside. I recommend this trip, because all of those reasons.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

VP experience

I spent 4 weeks here and I had a very good time. The program is very well organized and seems efficient, so is the staff. The local coordinators were very helpful and very pleasant.
One the the main thing I appreciated is that we have the same class for the whole volunteering, which makes our work more efficient.
The children are really sweet and eager to learn, they deserve from the volunteers a serious work and a real attention.
This volunteering was a very good experience, and I hope I brought something.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar

ONCE in a lifetime experience.

As I arrived everyone was very friendly, both at the home stay and the school. The kids were so geuininly friendly and their smile put a smile on my face. When we went on weekend trips and were not in school I actually missed teaching and being with the kids. The staff couldn't be any nicer and are always there for anything we need, wether translating in class or helping us with creative ideas. It couldnt have been a better experience for a first time teacher, playing games with the children and teaching them at the same time. The students are very enthusiatic and love learning which motivates us teachers even more to come to school with a smile on our faces. Throughout my journey here I have learnt games, languages and people that have diffentely made me view things a diferente way and all for the better. This is without doubt a program and a experience that needs to be done at least once in your life time and after you have done it once you will just want to keep on doing and never leave. I would recommend this program as without doubt a great exprience and high level of professionality throughout the whole stay. I wish I could stay longer and I am definitily going to miss this place more then any place.
I'll be back!

Yes, I recommend

About Volunteer Programs Bali

At VP Bali, we believe that education can change a child’s destiny. More than just an international volunteer program, we provide opportunities to empower local Balinese communities through free English classes, recycling events, workshops, and more....