Nutrition & Public Health Outreach

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founded in 1989
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Coordinator | Lauren
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High­lights

Gain University approved clinical experience hours and CPE points (Continuing education points)
Provide free services & support to communities that do not have access to free healthcare
Expand your knowledge, experience and confidence in the field
Learn how to conduct health assessment from qualified practitioners
Invoke positive health changes in the community which align to cultural values
For those with backgrounds or education in nutrition & dietetics, nursing, medicine, physiotherapy & healthcare, you'll be situated in beautiful beach side Seraya, Bali This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Groups
  • Seraya Village, Bali -  located about 2.5 hours by car from the Denpassar airport, is situated on the North Eastern side of Bali with incredible beaches, diving and a tranquil local Balinese atmosphere.   Due to it’s proximity to the famous holy mountain Agung (Bali’s highest mountain), there are some nice resorts in the region, but luckily the area still feels mostly un-touched by tourism.     

    With IVI, you’ll be working within the Seraya and surrounding coastline areas.   Villagers in these areas do not have access to free & quality healthcare and your presence here will be welcomed by the entire village who will be grateful for your services.

    Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to coastal region of Canggu which is approx 45 minutes from the airport where you’ll stay in a guest house for the first 2 nights for orientation before you’re transferred up to Seraya with your team.   

  • Our partners are an inspiring charity organisation which is deeply rooted in supporting the local community.  In the Nutrition & Public Health Outreach Program, you’ll be working closely within local schools and the local village, home to approx 190 families.  The health issues in this region stem from simple education such as mouth and body hygiene, but also include malnutrition, protein difficiency, anemia, diabetes and various NCD’s.  

  • In this project, you’ll be supported by a team of healthcare volunteers led by a qualified health practitioner in country.   Together you will devise a plan for the 2 week period conducting health checks in villages, educational seminars within schools, hospital & clinic work (for certain candidates only), physical education promotion, corporate health checks and related activities.   

    Traditionally the villagers in this area are farmers and mostly grow bananas, dragonfruit, mango and rice.   Unfortunately, many have switched from growing red and black rice which yields higher Nutrition to white rice which crops 4 times per year yielding more profit with less nutrition. 

    Why do we need you in Bali?

    • Approx 14.3% of the population in Bali live below the poverty line
    • Volunteering in this region creates employment opportunities for the local staff & helps invigorate the local economy.
    • Many villages lack education and even access to clean water and electricity.
    • Bali has been growing in environmental problems such as pollution and freshwater scarcity

    How can you help?
  • Establish healthy diet and lifestyle promotional materials for on-going use
  • Consult with local health authorities
  • Assist in the prescription of natural protocols (where possible)
  • Run physical education and exercise promotion programs
  • Help identify protein & iron deficiencies and provide prevention education
  • Help identify Diabetes & other Non Communicable Diseases 
  • Conduct individual and group health consultations

Typical day

A typical day of volunteer work on the for lasts approx 4-6 hours, with a break for lunch. The tasks you will help with depend greatly upon the season and the priority of needs at the time. Activities will vary depending upon your own knowledge, skills and ability. A typical day might look like:

  • As a volunteer, you'll provide free services & support to communities that do not have access to free healthcare
  • Provide health assessments such as weight, blood glucose and waste to hip ratio measurements within health clinics & villages in and surrounding Seraya village and Mount Agung.
  • Conduct educational talks on the dangers of sugar & how to prevent diabetes and other NCD's
  • Research the local culture and customs and investigate methods to invoke positive health changes in the community which align to cultural values

Free-time activities

There is soooo much to do in Bali!    Be sure to check out Mount Agung, the beaches of Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur or cycling and trekking tours on Mount Batur, visits to local temples and rice terraces, surfing, diving, snorkeling, visting markets etc etc
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
Health Sciences at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI

What's included:

  • Accommodation  (Home Stays – Sharing with other volunteers)
  • 2 meals p/day (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Arrival Airport transfer to Canggu
  • Return transfers from from Canggu to Seraya
  • In-country qualified healthcare practitioner coordinator
  • ‘Love our earth’ Bali survival kit (what’s in it?   It’s a surprise!)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea daily
  • Full day orientation & training + cultural sightseeing
  • In country 24/7 coordination & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

Complimentary Arrival Transfer

An arrival airport transfer is included in the cost of your program fee for arrivals on Saturday or Sunday. Your first nights accommodation will be in Canggu which is approx 45 minutes from the airport.   

For Saturday arrivals, a transfer is included free of charge, but you will have to pay for an additional nights accommodation in Canggu.   Please ask us for details. The likely cost is approx US $50-$80 p/night

In-country transportation
Transfers are included between Canggu and Seraya by bus. Daily transportation once at the project sites is also included.   

Accommodation

Enjoy living like a local in Seraya, Bali.   This project includes homestay accommodation where you will have your own twin, or quad share room staying with a local family in private, clean, safe & well maintained homes.   The accommodations are simple but comfortable and with all the necessities such as lockable rooms, bed linen, western style toilets, fresh clean drinking water, laundry facilities and WiFI in common areas. (Although most volunteers will purchase a pre-paid SIM to use with their personal device.) 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast & dinner are included in the cost of your program.   Breakfast will consist of omelettes or pancakes, fruit (yes amazing Bali fruit!) and coffee / tea.  For those with dietary requirements, dairy free and gluten free alternatives will be provided.   (Please advise us in advance if you have any food intolerance.)

Dinners will either be fish or chicken with traditional vegetables and rice / noodles.  Balinese food includes lots of spices and fresh, fragrant flavors. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Group Intake dates as follows (generally 4-12 per group)

  • 08 MAR 2020
  • 06 JULY 2020
  • 22 NOV 2020
  • 10 JAN 2021  

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens January 2021. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,175
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,175
Average fees
$588 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
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.

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Nutrition & Public Health Outreach

For those with backgrounds or education in nutrition & dietetics, nursing, medicine, physiotherapy & healthcare, you'll be situated in beautiful beach side Seraya, Bali

$588/week

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