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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.

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Ubud!
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/

Reviews

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Sinta
9/10

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
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Ioannis
10/10

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
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Tayla
10/10

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
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Marsha
10/10

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
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Johanna
10/10

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
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Chess
10/10

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
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Noah
10/10

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
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Ethan
10/10

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
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Casanova
10/10

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
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Louis
8/10

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
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Jacinta
10/10

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
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Georgia
10/10

The Best Experence Of My Life!!!

If you are looking for a life chaging experience, VP Bali is for you. From meeting the children, to teaching the children, to meeting new friends and travelling Bali... I have enjoyed every single second. The feeling is unexplainable how this whole journey has made me feel, but I feel I have found so much out about myself, the world around me and met amazing life long friends. This has been THE BEST experience of my life. A trip I will never forget. Thank you VP Bali!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing! Everything is prefect!!!!!
Yes, I recommend
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Jessica
10/10

Great Experience!

This was my first time volunteering and I have loved every minuet When we first arrived at the homestay we were welcomed by the other volunteers who were happy to show us where to eat, drink and shop! The orientation on Sunday was very informative and really prepared us for the following day at school. School is so much fun.. From the moment you arrive the children are so happy to see you and eager to know everything about their new volunteer. You prepare your lesson in advance so you know what youre doing in advance and can get straight into teaching. There are loads of supportive materials in the classroom and on the google drive. The school day goes by soooo quickly as it is so much fun! Social here is great and Thursday nights are definitely something to look forward too!

Yes, I recommend
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Alex
10/10

6 weeks volunteering

I have just come to the end of my 6 weeks volunteering with VP bali and loved the whole experience. Would definitely reccommend it if you're wanting to volunteer abroad, I have done a few different projects abroad and this was one of my favourites. I felt like I could really get to know the kids and the VP bali team. The kids are so grateful, eager to learn and always happy to see you. I will miss all the kids and the staff lots and will definitely be back to Bali again in the future!

Yes, I recommend
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Cecilia
10/10

Bali adventure

At first when I went I didn't know what I said yes to - I just did it. And I don't regret anything! Ithas been such a good experience being a volunteer at VP Bali. You get to know the other volunteers so quickly. In school the kids are so interessted in getting to know you and are very willing to learn! I didn't have any previous experience with teaching but that's not a problem. The program helps you finding work sheets, games and things to do with your class, but at the same time they're very open for new ideas! So just be creative - and I'm sure they'll accept it. Another thing is that you have a close relationship with the local coordinators. By living with a local family you get to know the culture and how it is to live in Bali. They're so open minded and you can ask about everything and they'll do their best to answer you. I'll definitely recommend do it! It's amazing! Go start your adventure.

Yes, I recommend

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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....