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Kindergarten & Primary School Teaching

ubud, Indonesia

Make a real difference in the lives of children from poor villages in Bali and Lombok. Get creative, have fun and be embraced by the many intrigued smiling faces!

Work in local kindergartens in Ubud’s surroundings by teaching the children basic English in an informal and fun way!

The program is set in over 15 different kindergartens and primary schools.  By working with young children, you will get a taste of real Balinese lifestyle. Through informal teaching, we aim to plant the seeds of a lifelong learning habit and attempt to make the children enthusiastic about learning English.

Like in kindergartens throughout the world, the teaching is informal as the children will want to play with you more than to be ‘taught’. However, simply by getting them enthused about coming to school, giving them some very basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you may well have sown the seeds of a lifelong learning habit.

The children will all be excited to see you and exceptionally welcoming, partly due to the natural and genuine friendliness of the Balinese, but also due to the fact that you will be one of the few foreigners they have met!


Locations

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 well being.  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.

Lovina, is a beach destination on the opposite side of the island from Kuta with a low-key, low-rise relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful 12 km stretch of coast with very little crowds or tourists.   With the volunteer center located a 5 min walk to the beach in a village setting, this is a great option for those seeking a beach break together with a proper local volunteering experience.

Lombok, about 35 km’s from Bali is an authentic Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches, prime surfing and very few tourists!  With heaps of wide-open unspoiled beaches, less traffic and pollution, the island’s has plentiful trekking opportunities and natural sightseeing and cultural experiences.   Lombok differs considerably from Bali with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoiled beaches, and much less traffic and pollution. The island’s northern area is dominated by the remarkable bulk of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason many travelers come to Lombok. Kindergarten Teaching Bali – Background Information

Volunteer in local kindergartens in Ubud, Lovina or Lombok.  Help and encourage children to learn and grow creatively, teaching language and communication skills and other primary skills.  Over 15 kindergarten’s available.  Teach children basic English in an informal and fun way!

Some of the centers offer free kindergarten education to several 4-5 year old children from poor villages. The local children are warm and affectionate and would rather spend time playing than learning!    Kindergarten teaching in Bali like throughout the world is informal, and the children will want to play with you more than be ‘taught’ in a formal sense. However, just by getting them enthused about coming to school, giving them some very basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you will may well have sown the seeds of a lifelong learning habit and doing a great and enjoyable job in the process.

The children will all be excited to see you and exceptionally welcoming, due partly to the natural and genuine friendliness of the Balinese, but also the fact that you will be one of a few foreigners they have met!

Typical day

Monday to Friday

Typically, you will be working at the kindergarten in the morning hours. After lunch, you will have time to plan and organize activities for the next day. On a typical day during the project, you will have an early morning breakfast and leave to work at the kindergarten where you will teach some basic English phrases for little kids, play some games, etc. Then, once you have lunch in the afternoon, you will start planning the activities for the next day at the kindergarten. The day would end after having a delicious dinner at the accommodation.



Project Aims

To encourage and inspire these children into future education.
To ensure each child is confident and articulate in both spoken and written English.
To teach games & songs.
To encourage the kids in learning though fun.
To come up with creative methods of teaching
To make effective Lesson plans.

Details on Arrival

Arrivals on Sundays are preferred with free transfers included from Denpassar (approx 1 hour by car to Ubud)

Free-time activities

Facilities

Our houses are located in Penestanan village and it will take about 10-15 minutes to reach the center of Ubud.

There are some grocery shops in the village and 24 hours minimart in Ubud center.

Shopping

In Ubud there are good grocery stores, 24 hour stores and plentiful small, family run shops where you will be able to find everything that you need.

Restaurants and Cafes

If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with high standards of both international and local cuisine. There are several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other participants on your spare time.

Swimming Pools

There are two swimming pools, both located a five minute walk from our center.

Gym

There are several gyms around Ubud area.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School 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 08:30 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Involvement Volunteers IVI are happy to help you.

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Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

Arrival airport transfer included from Denpassar on weekends only.   Time to destination is approx 1 hour by car.

Accommodation

In Ubud, standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud within genuine local Balinese communities in a rural setting.  We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing….  This is a real Balinese experience!    Living conditions are comfortable and clean.   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 to 8 other volunteers.  The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.

In Ubud, Volunteers have access to 2 swimming pools which can be used for a fee of approx US$3.  There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud center which is about a 10 minute walk from the house.
Internet use: Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. (10 minute walk)

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost in either a single room (shared toilet) for an additional US$90 p/week p/room, private room (private toilet) US$120 p/week p/room or private villa (private toilet, kitchen & balcony) US$160 p/week p/room.  Please contact us in advance to check availability or make sure you request at the time of booking.

In Lovina, the standard accommodation is a 5 minute walk to the beach!  Wifi is available in the volunteer guest house which is clean and comfortable shared bedrooms and bathrooms with western toilets.  The house is located in a rural village which is only 5 min by tuk tuk to the town centre and only 15 minutes to a main city area where you can find interesting shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and everything you may need. Bed linen and fans are included.  There is no hot water showers, air-con, mosquito protection or saftey deposit boxes included.   We suggest you bring your own towel and a pad lock if desired however it’s always very safe in this area.  You’ll be sharing a bathroom with up to 6 other volunteers.

In Lombok, Sengigi is the traditional tourist area however tourism is nowhere close to what is seen in Bali.   In this regard you are way off the beaten path of tourism.  You’ll enjoy extensive bays with beautiful light sandy beaches and jungle mountains with palm trees.   This area spans approx 10km of coast with amazing surf for the surfers out there and a colourful reef.   The night life is also super fun and very affordable.   The vendors are also not nearly as agressive as in Bali.  The accommodation has free Wifi in public areas, spacious rooms, hot showers, a private bathroom shared between max 4-6 volunteers, bed linen included and a fan for the hot nights.  There is no mosquito protection, air-con or towels included. 

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice 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 (soybeans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,030.00
5 weeks
$918.00
6 weeks
$1,129.00
7 weeks
$1,340.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,670.00
Average fees
$240.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in ubud/Indonesia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Indonesia.
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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