Love Volunteers

Rural Village Teaching

Ubud, Indonesia show on map

Support the local staff and teach English in pairs of two to children through singing, art, music or games and enjoy the beautiful setting.

The program

This inspiring teaching project is located in what has been described as the heart of Bali. Ubud is a serene town, famous as a self-awareness center and surrounded by rain-forest and terraced rice paddies, and dotted with Hindu temples and shrines. A mecca for those on a spiritual journey, Ubud has a thriving tourism scene. Unfortunately, while the tourism dollar keeps the town humming, there is still poverty among its people, with much help needed to teach and support its youth. As a tourism hot-spot, 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 by providing volunteers to work with local children and help set the foundations for a better life. Located in a traditional rural village just outside Ubud, volunteers will teach students in a classroom made from locally harvested bamboo, in a tropical forest setting surrounded by banana, coco, coffee and paw paw trees. 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 amazing Ubud
  • 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

Volunteers on this wonderful program will be setting their students up with the skills for a happier life. The ability to communicate in English has become fundamental in the lives of the Balinese, where most of the economy is now largely dependent on international tourism. Volunteers in this magical setting will co-teach with another volunteer or a local English teacher. A fully developed teaching program has been developed for volunteers to follow, designed around speaking and listening, with the development of student’s vocabulary key. Volunteers are encouraged to be fun and outgoing in their classes, and to incorporate singing, art, music, games and other activities to make the student’s learning experience as enjoyable as possible. 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
  • 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, generally for around 2hours each day, allowing plenty of time to explore this amazing region. While we ask that volunteers are flexible a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:30am Breakfast at the Guesthouse

Morning Time to relax and enjoy the local area

Lunch can be taken at a local eatery.

2:00pm Travel to the program location

Volunteers are picked up from the House and driven to Learning Centre, a journey of around 15 minutes.

2:30pm Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor

3:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lessons take place from 3:00pm to 4:10pm and from 4:15pm to 5:30pm.

5:30pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

5:15pm De-brief with the program supervisor

Evenings Free time to relax, socialise and dine at one of the many eateries.

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.

Free-time activities

In many ways, Ubud is considered to be Bali's cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town and flourishing traditional crafts centre is home of one of Bali's royal families. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold to the many tourists who visit the tropical island each year. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries – making Ubud a truly remarkable place to be a Love Volunteer!

Hiking
Museum/Opera
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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
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, Thursday and Friday from 14:30 - 17:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

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

Upon arrival into Denpasar you will be met by a representative of our local team, taken to your accommodation and introduced to your hosts. The rest of the day is free to settle in to the new environment.

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. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts and ask any last questions you may have.  

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

Accommodation

Volunteers who choose to join our programs in Ubud are accommodated with a local host family guesthouse located in the vibrant center of Ubud, close to many wonderful eateries and yoga studios. Although centrally located the home stay is in a quiet and peaceful location overlooking a beautiful tropical garden and valley.

The home stay provides an atmosphere of the genuine Balinese family, with four generations of the Balinese family sharing their home with volunteers and other guests.

Rooms are twin-share and split by gender. Each room has its own Western style bathroom with shower. Ceiling fans are provided for comfort in the summer months and bed linen and towels are provided so volunteers need only bring their personal toiletries.

Wi-Fi is freely available at the House so it's easy to stay in touch with friends and family.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is provided at the House daily whilst lunch and dinner are an opportunity to try the local fare at any of the many of the eateries within easy reach of the house and the program. International offerings are also available.

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)
$1,240.00
5 weeks
$1,366.00
6 weeks
$1,493.00
7 weeks
$1,619.00
8 weeks
$1,746.00
9 weeks
$1,872.00
10 weeks
$1,999.00
11 weeks
$2,125.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,252.00
Average fees
$249.00/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. Love Volunteers 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%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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