Teaching in Coastal Village

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Teach essential English skills to non-English speakers in Tianyar, who can use these skills to empower their lives and help gain employment in the local tourism industry This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The program

This wonderful teaching program is set in the picturesque coastal fishing village of Tianyar in north eastern Bali. This is the true Bali – set away from the over-crowed and fast paced tourist meccas found elsewhere. Here volunteers will find peaceful villages and families far away from the tourist dollar. This teaching program supports these wonderful, but impoverished families, enabling their children to learn the skills required to better enhance their futures. Volunteers on this program will have plenty of time to fully experience all that Bali has to offer – giving a ‘behind the scenes’ look at real life in this wonderful location. As a tourism hub, those seeking employment in Bali find that English is an essential skill, one that they must speak fluently and confidently. This program supports this need – providing volunteers to work with local children and set the foundations for a better life. This project is a great way for international volunteers to learn more about the Balinese people and culture, teach those in need and spend time exploring this magical location.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide free English lessons to children in Tianyar village
  • Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
  • Teach creatively and create a love for learning among the children
  • Expose volunteers and locals alike to different people and cultures
How you can help

This amazing program is set in a dedicated learning center on the beautiful Balinese coast. The center provides free English classes to the children of the village. Volunteers will teach students ranging in ages from 5 – 18 years, starting at the basics and moving to writing and grammar. Volunteers are encouraged to put their own personality into the lessons, create their own lesson plans and incorporate new learning techniques and experiences for the students. Fun and creative lessons are encouraged and well received. At the center, volunteers will be supported by local staff with classes running from Monday to Thursday, giving participants the added bonus of 3-day weekends to explore the magical island of Bali! With the knowledge and confidence to partake in conversational English with foreigners, these children will have the tools for a brighter future. It is recommended that volunteers research teaching English as a second language techniques and creative ways to do so before embarking on this epic adventure! 

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Teach English to students ranging in ages from 5 – 18 years
  • Teach other basic subject matter in English
  • Play games and run activities
  • Teach students about their own lives and where they live

Typical day

Volunteers work Monday to Thursday, typically for 4 and 6 hours per day. While we ask that volunteers are flexible a typical daily schedule whilst volunteering is likely to go something like this:

8:30am Breakfast at the Guesthouse

9:45am Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor

10:00am Morning classes

The morning lesson takes place between 10am and 11:30am with students split into 2 groups based on age: Group C: 12 - 15 years Group D: 15+ years

12:00pm Lunch at the Guesthouse

2:00pm Afternoon classes

Afternoon lessons take place between 2pm and 4pm with students split into 4 groups based on age: Group A: 5 - 8 years Group B: 9 - 11 years Group C: 12 - 15 years Group D: 15+ years5:15pm De-brief with the program supervisor

6:00pm Early dinner at the Guesthouse. 

Evenings are free time to relax and explore the local area.

    Free-time activities

    Tianyar is a small, picturesque fishing village located in the northern part of Bali, far away from the typical tourist path and a paradise of tranquillity. Although this is a quiet corner of Bali, from here volunteers can use their free time to quickly and easily explore all tourist destinations by motorbike or by taxi, including the famous scuba-diving hubs of Tulamben and Amed. Our other project hub of Ubud is just 2 hours’ drive from this location.

    Within walking distance of the village projects there are some wonderful things to see and do, including walking along the pristine beaches, swimming, snorkelling! This is a truly special place to be a Love Volunteer!

    Water Sports


    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)
    Criminal Background Check
    Education Requirements
    at High School, University level
    Required Documents
    Emergency Contact
    Nationality Restrictions
    No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
    Other Skills
    Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
    Time Commitment
    Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 - 16:00

    What's Included

    Services by Love Volunteers
    • Airport pick-up on arrival
    • Orientation & full safety briefing
    • Accommodation
    • 24/7 local support network
    • Project placement & onsite supervision
    • 3 meals provided on volunteering days
    • Return airport transfer
    • registration fee included
    Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

    Upon arrival into Denpasar you will be met by a representative from the local team. The first night's accommodation is provided at a volunteer Guesthouse in Ubud.

    On Sunday an orientation session takes place which covers local and regional customs, transport, rules and recommendations and, of course, what to expect from your volunteering placement. Following the orientation you will be taken to your project location to meet with the local supervisor and enjoy a tour of the village.

    • Arrival Day: SATURDAY
    • Departure Day: SATURDAY 
    • Arrival Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (aka Denpasar International Airport), Kuta, Bali (CODE: DPS)


    Volunteers on this awesome project are accommodated onsite at the Learning Center in one of the three dedicated volunteer guest houses, located just 100m from the beach!

    Rooms in the Guesthouses are twin-share and split by gender. Each room has a western style bathroom, ceiling fans and bed linen is provided. Volunteers should bring their own towel and toiletries.

    Laundry services are available for a small fee and bicycles and motor bikes are available for hire. Wi-Fi is freely available in the Guesthouses so staying in touch with friends and family is easy.

    Food & Beverages

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on volunteering days (Monday to Thursday). Meals are fresh and delicious local fare.

    From Friday to Sunday volunteers have free time and can explore the area and eat out. 

    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.
    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


    Details on arrival

    This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

    This program is paused due to COVID-19

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    4 - 12 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    5 weeks
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    12 weeks (max. stay)
    Average fees
    $215 /week

    Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Love Volunteers 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 Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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