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Medical Elucidation in a Secluded Community

Ubud, Indonesia show on map

Agency | GoEco

Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most picturesque islands, and make a difference by educating communities about health and hygene.

Located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands between Java and Lombok, Bali is one of Indonesia’s most admired islands. The green terraced rice fields, coconut forests, and endless beaches are only part of the island’s natural beauty, making Bali a very popular destination for domestic and international tourism.  Artistic and cultural interactions, such as traditional Balinese dance performances, are experiences you do not want to miss out on. This project is located in southern Bali, in the rural town of Ubud, which is surrounded by small farms, rice paddies, and dense forests.

About the Project

As a rural and secluded community, Ubud has difficulty accessing assistance and support in developing their neighborhoods. From teaching English to young children, to construction work in the local villages, to educating about health and hygiene, this project aims to help Ubud build a strong infrastructure and improve their education and healthcare systems.This project is divided into several categories, all designed to provide security to the members of this impoverished community. If you are interested in one of the other categories, please have a look at the programs Construction Assistant in a Secluded Community, Kindergarten Assistant in a Secluded Community and Education Assistant in a Secluded Community.

Arrival and Orientation in Bali

This week is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow volunteers and get to know the local Balinese community!  The orientation will take place in Penestanan Kaja village (just 5 minutes from the Ubud center) where you’ll familiarize yourself with Balinese culture, traditions, and living.  The orientation includes walking tours, a traditional Balinese dance show, a mini language course to learn common Indonesian phrases and words, an art class, and tours of famous temples. The orientation program runs from Monday through Friday, giving you the weekend to relax or explore the area on your own before you are driven back to Ubud to begin your volunteer program.  

Volunteer Work and Contribution

Lack of medical care and healthcare resources is a significant problem for the Ubud community. This project encourages and inspires local children to care more about their personal health and hygiene. This could include teaching them how to brush their teeth, wash their hands as well as how to clean their body and clothes. You will help improve the healthcare situation by running informational health sessions as well as showing them ways they can live healthier lives. 

Program Add-Ons

Consider joining one or more of these special programs to add another dimension to your Balinese experience:

  • Yoga and Mind Week: Learn yoga and meditative practices to improve your health and well-being.
  • Beach Week: Relax and unwind on Sanur beach and enjoy the tranquil and idyllic setting.  You can also set up fun snorkeling and cycling day trips.
  • Bali Adventure: Jump into an adventure- filled week of trekking up volcanoes, cycling through town and then enjoy a relaxing massage at the end of the week.

Please note that there is an additional fee for these programs.

Travel Highlights

There is no doubt that Bali has something for everyone. If, however, you are looking to explore outside Bali, you can head west on a 30 minute ferry and visit Java.  With more than 450 different bird species, Java is a bird watcher’s paradise surrounded by endless rice fields and volcanic mountains. For a more cultural experience you can explore Lombok Island, which is famous for its wooden masks, traditional hand woven textiles and pottery.  You could also visit Sanur, an east coast town south of Bali, a worthwhile visit for an early sunrise hike overlooking the white sandy beaches and beautiful scenery.   

Typical day

You will work on your morning project from 9am to 11am and create goals and tasks for the day ahead. After lunch at the volunteer house, you will be driven back to your project site, where you will complete your volunteer tasks. At around 5pm you will be taken back to the volunteer house, where you will have the rest of your evening free.You will work for approximately 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday.Your weekends are free to explore Bali or travel to other destinations.

Free-time activities

Volunteers also have the opportunity to explore islands outside of Bali such as Java, a bird watcher's paradise, and Lombok Island, famous for its wooden masks and traditional textiles and pottery.

Water Sports

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good physical fitness
Work well in a team
Motivation to work with children
Enthusiasm and willingness to be open-minded
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Included: accommodation, food, local in-country team support and 24hr emergency support, comprehensive travel insurance, transportation from airport, transportation from private accommodations to project site, a week long introductory orientation to Balinese culture.

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

Pickup from the Ngurah Rai International Airport to the orientation site is included.


Volunteers will be sharing a room at the volunteer house equipped with bunk beds. Each room will house about 4 to 8 volunteers and includes electricity, a kitchen and western style toilet facilities. A private room can be arranged for an additional fee. There are laundry facilities in the village available for a small fee.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during the week, while on weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be provided. You also have the option to buy your own groceries and cook for yourself in the kitchen.

Food will be based in Indonesian cuisine, though some western dishes will be offered as well. There will be vegetarian dishes available for those who don't eat meat.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Ubud/Indonesia between 2 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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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%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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