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Excellent 4.8rating (145)

Nutrition & Healthcare Education

location
2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Excellent 4.8  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • Volunteer in local schools and communities to engage with children in regards to healthy nutrition
  • Learn a lot about the interesting culture by connecting with the local community
  • Support others with your hands-on mentality and increase health conditions
  • Visit local islands in your free time and explore the most clear water you have ever seen
  • Make use of your knowledge to achieve better living circumstances for the inhabitants

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

Contribute to the development of healthcare education in Ubud providing healthcare services and/or basic education to schools and communities.

The aim of this project is to provide free nutritional & healthcare services for the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases prevalent in developing countries like Bali.

Established medical and healthcare professionals or those interested in teaching nutrition, ...

About the program

The aim of this project is to provide free nutritional & healthcare services for the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases prevalent in developing countries like Bali.

Established medical and healthcare professionals or those interested in teaching nutrition, basic first-aid and personal hygiene are desired. 

Nutritionists and Naturopaths can implement classes around healthy eating, the healthy plate, exercise and the importance of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low in processed sugar. 

Education in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness are also involved. This may seem trivial to those raised in western societies; however, these services assist greatly towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases in developing communities.

You will spend 1-2 hours each morning preparing lessons and about 2-3 hours in the afternoon teaching at a local elementary or high school/university.

Location
Ubud, pronounced ‘oobood’ is located centrally in the heart of Balinese culture. Far removed from the tourist crowds of Kuta, it is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries and a general feeling of wellbeing. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to this unique destination – scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, and rivers.

Project Tasks
  • Work alongside qualified healthcare practitioners
  • Establish healthy diet and lifestyle campaigns
  • Teach on the importance of healthy nutrition, personal hygiene and exercise

*Please note that this is an education project, in schools, where you will teach on hygiene and basic healthcare practices. There may be a chance for qualified healthcare professionals to help set up and conduct health camps including dental checkups and general health assessments in schools, but this must be pre-arranged with the team and cannot be guaranteed, so please ask if you wish to partake in performing health check-ups, so we can organise. 

*Please note

All participants for the Education, Teaching, Construction, and Turtle Conservation projects, regardless of the program duration, will now be required to apply for a C6B Social Cultural visa prior to arrival. 

Participants who have a Visa On Arrival or an E-Visa on Arrival will not be able to participate in these projects. Participants who only attend the culture, adventure, and yoga weeks will be accepted to join the programs with a Visa on Arrival. The standard visa application process can take 10-15 working days. There is an express service that can complete the visa process in 5 -7 working days.




Typical day

Indicative Schedule:

Monday

  • On the first day of you project which falls on a Monday, you will attend a meeting with the Medical Officer after your breakfast to understand about the nature of the health issues and to get a short training where you will learn what is required to be done.  
  • After the ...

Typical day

Indicative Schedule:

Monday

  • On the first day of you project which falls on a Monday, you will attend a meeting with the Medical Officer after your breakfast to understand about the nature of the health issues and to get a short training where you will learn what is required to be done.  
  • After the meeting, you can prepare for the activities until the lunch time. After lunch, you will visit a local school where you will be able to organize the activities you have planned in an interesting way so that the children will learn from you. Once you return from the school, you can share your feedback and experiences with us, and call it a day.

Tuesday to Friday

  • From Tuesday to Friday, you will prepare the daily activities after having breakfast and leave to the allocated schools/ projects after having a delicious meal for lunch. Once you go to your project location, you can then engage with the local children in teaching them on nutrition, first-aid, hygiene and personal care. You can prepare the activities in an attractive manner so that the children would be engaged in the activities easily.

Please note: The activity plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The program can change depending on the school plan/activities from the local students, weather and local conditions. The working time will be around 4-6 hours a day


Free-time activities

  • Visit Tanah Lot temple – A famous Hindu temple perched on a rock formation on the coast of Bali.
  • Explore Ubud – A cultural hub in the center of Bali known for its art galleries, museums, and traditional crafts.
  • Try surfing at Kuta Beach – One of the most popular beaches in Bali with great waves ...

Free-time activities

  • Visit Tanah Lot temple – A famous Hindu temple perched on a rock formation on the coast of Bali.
  • Explore Ubud – A cultural hub in the center of Bali known for its art galleries, museums, and traditional crafts.
  • Try surfing at Kuta Beach – One of the most popular beaches in Bali with great waves for surfers of all levels.
  • Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces – A beautiful and iconic rice terrace located in the Gianyar Regency.
  • Go snorkeling or diving at Nusa Lembongan – A small island located southeast of Bali with crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life.
  • Hike Mount Batur – An active volcano located in the north of Bali, offering stunning views from the summit.
  • Watch a traditional Balinese dance performance – Bali is known for its unique and beautiful dance traditions.
  • Relax at a beach club – Bali has many luxurious beach clubs with pools, restaurants, and stunning ocean views.
  • Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – A nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud where you can interact with hundreds of friendly monkeys.
  • Dolphin watching in Lovina – Take a morning boat trip from Lovina Beach to spot dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean.
  • Visit the Banjar Hot Springs – A natural hot spring located in Lovina where you can relax and soak in the warm mineral water.
  • Take a cooking class – Learn how to prepare delicious Balinese dishes and immerse yourself in the local culinary culture.
  • Visit the Munduk Waterfall – A picturesque waterfall located in the Munduk village surrounded by lush greenery and a great spot for hiking.

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Education Requirements

at level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

Police check or working with children check

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Any health related field experience or qualification.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI

Program fees include: 

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day & 2 p/day at weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Denpasar International Airport (DPS). You must arrive between 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times you can book a private transfer and any extra night’s accommodation for an additional fee.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the international airport to the Ubud Penestanan accommodation, it takes 1-1.5 hours by road, and to the Pejeng accommodation it takes around 1.5-2 hours. 

Please note

All participants for the Education, Teaching, Construction, and Turtle Conservation projects, regardless of the program duration, will now be required to apply for a C6B Social Cultural visa prior to arrival. 

Participants who have a Visa On Arrival or an E-Visa on Arrival will not be able to participate in these projects. Participants who only attend the culture, adventure, and yoga weeks will be accepted to join the programs with a Visa on Arrival.

There are multiple visa agencies in Bali that can assist with the application for a C6B visa. We recommend the following agency:

Name of the Agency: Global Agency Ubud

Contact Email: global_tsv@yahoo.com
Contact Number (WhatsApp) : +62 812 3941 0158

Documents required:

  • Passport copy
  • Covid Vaccine certificate
  • Flight ticket
  • Health Insurance (should cover covid-19)
  • Bank statement last 3 months (Minimum 2000.00 USD)
  • Visa fee and visa Processing fee 3,500,000.00 IDR.
  • Photo of the cover of the passport
  • Photo of a blank page in the passport

The standard visa application process can take 10-15 working days. There is an express service that can complete the visa process in 5 -7 working days for a fee of 4,500,000.00 IDR.


Accommodation

Ubud Outskirts (Pejeng) is approx. 15 min drive from Ubud. We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing…. This is a real Balinese experience! 

  • Standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms and (divided by gender) in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud, within genuine local Balinese communities. 
  • A free shuttle to Ubud exists 4 times p/week, otherwise taxi’s are super cheap especially when sharing with your new volunteer mates.
  • Living conditions are comfortable and clean, with fans in the rooms. 
  • A minimart/grocery store is 5 minute walk. 
  • You can expect regular interaction with locals where you can practice your new found language skills. 
  • You can expect to share a room with between 4-8 other volunteers. 
  • The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.

*For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available    

All volunteers have access to a swimming pool (10 min walk from volunteer house), which can be used for a fee of approx US$3. There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud centre. Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. 

*All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.

Food & Beverages

As a volunteer in bali, you’ll receive 3 traditional meals each day on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner). Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables),  or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce).  For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).

Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Arrivals on Sundays.


*Please note

All participants for the Education, Teaching, Construction, and Turtle Conservation projects, regardless of the program duration, will now be required to apply for a C6B Social Cultural visa prior to arrival. 

Participants who have a Visa On Arrival or an E-Visa on Arrival will not be able to participate in these projects. Participants who only attend the culture, adventure, and yoga weeks will be accepted to join the programs with a Visa on Arrival.

Applying for a C6B Social Cultural Visa

There are two ways to apply for this visa.

  1. Apply at an Indonesia embassy in your home country
  2. Apply via a certified visa agency based in Bali
1. Apply at an Indonesia embassy in your home country

Some of the Indonesian embassies accept applications for C6B visas for Indonesia. However, please contact the nearest embassy to get more information.

2. Apply via a certified visa agency based in Bali

Multiple visa agencies in Bali can assist with the application for a C6B visa. This still needs to be done before arrival.

Documents required for visa application:

  1. Scanned Passport ID – Ensure a clear image with no cropping, and hands should not be visible in the photo.
  2. Arrival and Return Flight tickets
  3. Bank statement last 3 months (Minimum 1500-2000.00 USD) – Colour scan, clear photo
  4. A latest passport photograph (color) (clean, half body, neat clothing)
  1. Standard Visa fee and visa Processing fee 3,850,000.00 IDR. ( USD 275 / 250 Euros) The standard visa application process can take 10-15 working days.
  2. Express Visa fee and visa processing fee 4,500,000.00 IDR ( USD375 / 300 Euros )    The express visa application process can take 5-7 working days.

Availability
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Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 742€
3 weeks 907€
4 weeks 1,101€
8 weeks 2,090€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,954€
Average fees 308€/week

Program fees

308€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Involvement Volunteers IVI

Excellent 4.8 rating (145 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 1989

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Lauren

Spoken languages: English

About the project

IVI are a non profit org with 28 years experience providing responsible volunteer placements in 15 countries worldwide. We help you connect with inspiring opportunities

Meet your organization

Involvement Volunteers International delivers positive social change to developing communities and vulnerable populations through local, national & international volunteering.  Our projects empower the skilled & un-skilled to catalyse the efforts of local partners in creating a better world.


WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1989, IVI is a pioneer of overseas volunteering.  Back when there was no internet and phones were a luxury in many parts of the world, we traveled to developing countries in search of credible NGO's in need of manpower and global volunteer resources.  Some of the many relationships we forged are utilized to this day. 

We are passionate about volunteering and giving back to society and in particular developing communities which are less fortunate than us.  In this way, we combine travelling with volunteering to help people make a positive impact overseas.

SOCIAL EXPERIENCES
All of IVI’s projects have a strong social element at the core.  With more manpower (& womanpower!) we can truly catalyse the efforts of our local partners.  This means you're sure to meet loads of like-minded people from all parts of the world.   This type of experience truly broadens your understanding of the world and yourself, opening your heart to new enlightened ways of thinking .   With your new found travel companions, you'll have plenty of opportunity to explore and have fun!  

Our projects create a unique platform to experience the true heart and soul of a destination rather than simply the tourist areas.   We'll involve you in meaningful & responsible volunteer work that really benefits the local communities.

AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEER TRAVEL
As a non profit org, we are not motivated by shareholder profits.  Our fee structure is fully transparent to ensure volunteers hard earned money is going directly to the areas where it is most needed.  It is vitally important to us that the presence of volunteers has a positive and sustainable impact on the local communities we work with.   

We charge a one off US$275 application fee per volunteer to cover the running of IVI including administration overheads, project inspection costs, marketing, and salaries.

The program fee starts at $150 p/week and goes straight to the in country management to cover arrival airport transfers, on the ground coordination, orientation, accommodation, meals, in country 24/7 project support, project development, donations and related administration costs.   

In comparison to many of our competitors, our programs are incredible value.

SAFETY & RESPONSIBLE PROGRAMS
With approx 80-90% of our volunteers being single young female travelers, volunteer safety is of the utmost importance.  All of our projects include a dedicated 24/7 in-country management support contact as well as a dedicated placement manager pre/post journey.  This ensures you will be cared for every step of the way.    The local teams are highly experienced and qualified to manage emergency situations.

All IVI projects have been personally inspected to ensure the standards meet necessary guidelines for quality and safety.  In addition, we monitor and maintain communication with local embassies to oversee potential issues in order to notify volunteers and their families accordingly.   

Our Australian team are available 24/7 and only a phone call away.

Our responsibility also extends to the local people which is why volunteers working in childcare related fields must provide a criminal background check before they travel.   Our ultimate goal is the long term development of the communities we work with, hence we work closely with our local partners to ensure that projects are needs driven and sustainable. 

SUPPORT

From your very first inquiry, right through to your welcome home, you'll have the same dedicated volunteer manager at every stage.  We are experts in the field and will provide you in depth insights about what to expect and how to prepare to ensure you have an amazing experience overseas.  Every project includes a detailed welcome pack which provides all aspects needed such as in country contacts, what to pack, cultural values, basic language guides and much much more.   

On arrival at your destination, you'll be greeted by one of our in-country team and in many cases 1 week orientation is provided to help ease you into the way of life and ensure you're equipped with the right customs to ensure a successful volunteer abroad experience.  

FUN!
Volunteering abroad is quite possibly the most rewarding experience you will have in your life!   We know this not only through our own experiences, but through the testimonies from thousands of volunteers we have successfully placed worldwide over 27+ years in operation.  Volunteering overseas is not only rewarding.   It's fun!   You're meeting new people, you're seeing new sights, and you're expanding your understanding of yourself and the world.  You're experiencing something real and life changing in many ways...  

GET INVOLVED WITH IVI TODAY!

145 reviews · rating4.8

It was a very beautiful experience, short but intense! I had the opportunity to get involved first hand, I prepare lessons for the children and explain the topics to them in a simple and playful way. At the end of the week they were very happy and happy that they had learned new things! It was very ...
The volunteering was a great experience and put my out of my comfort zones. I learnt a lot about the culture here in Bali and got to explore some amazing places on my time off. The team were amazing and the food was really good! Accommodation as well was lovely, just a bit far out from Ubud ...
I enjoyed every moment of my 4 weeks volunteering in Bali. I met people from all over the world and experienced Bali a whole different way. The local team were outstanding in their commitment to ensuring our comfort. The kitchen staff were always welcoming and a friendly face at every meal. The ...
Florian Noah Stegmeier rating5

2023 at Nutrition & Healthcare Education

I had a great time volunteering here in Bali! It is a great feeling to make local and social impact! The people here are great and lovely! I enjoyed volunteering and recommend everyone to do it! It is beneficial not only for others but aswell for oneself! Glad to be able to do it! ...
I really had a great time volunteering here in Bali. It was a great experience and I’m glad to be able to do it. I met such lovely people here in the volunteer community. It feels good to do something on purpose, to have a positive impact on local community and making this world a better place by ...
Lena Steiner rating4.2

2023 at Nutrition & Healthcare Education

Der Aufenthalt in dem absolut untouristischen Dorf in der Nähe von Ubud (20-30 mit dem Scooter/Auto entfernt) ist eine Erfahrung, die ich nie vergessen werde. Geprägt haben das auf jeden Fall die Menschen vor Ort, seien es die Einheimischen oder aber auch die Mitarbeitenden von der Organisation ...

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