The mission of this program is to provide pre and primary education to underprivileged Indonesian children of all religious backgrounds, whose parents cannot afford school fees.
About the Program
As a volunteer teacher in this program you will teach in a public NGO pre-school, that has been launched to provide educational opportunities for children with education needs in developing areas. Your will teach all the classes in English language. Your main focus as a volunteer is to motivate the kids to speak English. This can be done by easy English songs or games. The local teacher will assist you during your lessons.
Note: you can regularly organize activities, not only for fun but also to increase the social skills of the children and to work on behavioral challenges.
Bali Internships Child Protection Policy
Having worked closely with the children of developing communities and international volunteers since 2007 we understand the importance of protecting children from any harm or abuse. As a professional and responsible agency Bali Internships is therefore committed to ensure the safety, rights and freedom of children through effective policies and processes. All volunteers and interns have a responsibility to support the safety and protection of children.
A child refers to every person below the age of 18 years.
Child abuse refers to sexual abuse or other physical or mental harm caused to a child.
Volunteers and interns refers to every participant who was placed through Bali Internships.
Host project coordinator refers to the person in charge of the host organization, institution or company.
Equality and non-discrimination
Bali Internships is committed to enforcing a policy of non-discrimination. All children who have an interaction with volunteers or interns shall be treated and protected regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
Roles and Responsibilities
Each volunteer and intern is asked to arrange a copy of their criminal record in their home country. Once they arrive in Bali they will receive a copy of this Child Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct which must be understood, acknowledged and signed.
Code of Conduct for the protection of children
- It is strictly prohibited to take any children outside the project site to an excursion to the beach, to the volunteer house or anywhere else, unless it is not confirmed by the host project coordinator (orphanage/ school manager or mum).
- It is not permitted to bring food or presents for the children unless it is acknowledged and confirmed by the host project coordinator.
- Photography and videos of children are only allowed with prior approval from the host project coordinator. No pictures or videos are permitted, which expose the vulnerability of the children in public, to shame or to belittle the children.
- Posting pictures or videos online in any form has to be acknowledged by the host project coordinator.- No inappropriate physical contact is allowed which appears to be in a discriminating or sexual way.
- When dealing with children, volunteers are not allowed to exert inappropriate physical force to the children.
- The address or location of the host institution (orphanage, children home etc) is not to be communicated to any other person not associated with the program, the host project coordinator or Bali Internships.
Social culture visa information
To volunteer in Indonesia, you will need a social culture visa. This visa is issued to applicants who are going to Indonesia for a social/cultural visit, for example, visiting relatives or friends who live in Indonesia; visiting social organizations with the same type of activities; for exchange visits between educational institutions, carrying out research, and attending training program in Indonesia. Social-culture visa holders are not allowed to receive any salary from the visit they do. You have to apply before your arrival in Bali at the Indonesian embassy in your home country, to be able to volunteer or do an internship legally; you do need the Social-Culture Visa. Any other visa type is not sufficient
• Time of application: 2-3 weeks. The visa application process takes some time and due to other reasons (Indonesian holidays or strike of post employees for example) the process can be delayed. Therefore, we recommend starting the application process at the latest around 4 weeks prior to your arrival in Indonesia.
• Validity: 60 days after arrival
• Extension: can be extended up to 2 times every 60 days
• Costs: 214 Euro (3,500,000 IDR)
• Cost of extension in Bali: starting from 2,700,000 IDR (164 euro)
This guideline helps you through the visa application. Our team will later on create a Whatsapp group between your visa sponsor and us to keep all processes monitored and tracked.
Average Living expenses in Bali
Indonesia is considered to be really cheap to live in. This is something you will find out quickly after your arrival in Bali. Here you will see with which additional costs you have to plan during your time in Bali.
Food: The amount of money you will spend on food depends on your eating habits. If you eat at a local warung you will spend around 2€/2.20US$ for a proper meal with drink. But if you prefer to eat western food you will spend a lot more (at least 5€/5.35US$ but probably even more).
Laundry: In our accommodation you won’t have laundry facilities. So you have to bring your laundry to a laundry service somewhere around your living area. Average laundry costs are around 0.50-1€/$ for one kilogram of laundry.
Phone Credit: In all our accommodations you will find wifi. Therefore 2GB mobile data plus some credit for calling your friends should be enough per month. This will cost you around 5€/5.25$.
Scooter Rental + Petrol: Renting a scooter will cost around 42€/45$ per month. Petrol is quite cheap in Indonesia and 1 litre will be around 0.50€/$. In practice this means, that you won't need more than 4 €/$ per week for petrol unless you intend to to a bike trip around the island.
Trips: How much money you want to spend for trips to explore Bali is eventually up to you. You can minimize expenses if you spend a bit more time organizing as much as you can by yourself instead of using a travel agent or trip packages.