Volunteer in Bali
Is Bali calling your name? Do you want to explore a breathtakingly beautifully and culturally rich country, while helping those in need there? Check out the volunteer programs in Bali!
- The most affordable Volunteer abroad in Bali program starts- $250
- Highly rated volunteer program trusted by thousands since 2003
- Professional in country support team always on your side
- Unique volunteer opportunity in Bali to share love and make difference
Bali is breathtakingly beautiful island in Indonesia. It is an island rich in colorful cultures and traditions. The people of Bali are known for their warmth and friendliness. It is a surfer’s, beach lovers, and nature admirer’s heaven. There are thousands of temples to explore, dramatic volcanic landscapes, and pristine beaches. This is an island for all of the senses!
When you commit to a volunteering overseas in Bali program, you will be joining a team of likeminded volunteers in an effort to help improve the lives of children or turtle in Bali. There are four great Bali volunteer trips to choose from, depending on your personal interests and passions.
Volunteering in Bali, will give you incredible opportunities to explore the vast wonders of the island. This will surely prove to be a highly rewarding, eye opening, breathtaking, and memorable experience. You will feel greatly fulfilled knowing that you have also done something to help improve the lives of others. We invite you to join our Bali Volunteer Program.
Volunteer in Bali Projects
Global Crossroad offers variety of exceptional volunteering and special programs to meet your volunteering as well as travelling need. Please feel free to choose any program you love and contact us for more information.
|Volunteer Programs||Locations||Starting Prices|
|Volunteer Work with Children/Day Care Center||Bali||$250|
|Volunteer Teaching English||Bali||$250|
|Turtle Conservation Project||Bali||$250|
|Sea Turtle Conservation and Primary Elementary Teaching Opportunity||Bali||$250|
Dates and Prices
Dates: Volunteer in Bali
All volunteer programs in Bali start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.
Price: Volunteer in Bali
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Bali at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Bali application and registration fee cost US $299.
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And this way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
- Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
- Food (only break fast and dinner)
- Airport Pickup and transfer
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodations and Meals: Volunteer in Bali
While volunteering in Bali, Global Crossroad's weekly fees include management of volunteers' meal plans and accommodations throughout projects. Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) will be provided and consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Bali.
Food and drinks outside of meal times (lunch and snacks) are the volunteer's responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the places in which our volunteers stay during their volunteer work in Bali timeframe.
During your volunteer opportunity in Bali, we normally place our volunteers in a hostel or with a host family for a homestay depending on project location. You accommodations will always be in a safe area and you will have the basic necessities available to you.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food, and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to your arrival for your Bali volunteer experience.
Free Time Options: Volunteer in Bali
There will be no shortage of enticing free time activities while completing your volunteer program in Bali. Bali is a culturally and naturally rich island in Indonesia. There is a peacefully spiritual air about this island. The people are warm, inviting, and happy to share their culture and traditions.
There are more temples (check out Pura Luhur Batukau) than you could ever visit in one trip and beautiful flower petal offerings all around you. This will be a culturally eye opening experience, as you will witness many ceremonies and traditions that are quite different from the Western world.
When volunteering in Bali, you might want to venture out and surf some of the best waves in the world, take up kite boarding, go snorkeling or diving over pristine reefs, or just soak in the sun at one of the many stunning beaches on the coast (Nusa Lembongan or Kuta Beach).
Bali has a lot of great museums to explore, as well. The Agung Rai Museum of Art, Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali, Museum Le Mayeur, or the Neka Art Museum are all excellent options. Bali is an amazing place to just wonder around and see the sights. There is something for everyone. You can be as active or relaxed as you would like during your free days. This is your time to see what you came to see in Bali.
Safety and Field Support
Our number #1 priority is the safety of our volunteers. Global Crossroad is a leading volunteer organization serving thousands of volunteers. We pride ourselves on providing the safest, highest quality, and most professional programs to our volunteers since 2003. Our dedicated team works closely from start to finish with each volunteer (and parents/guardians) to ensure a successful, satisfactory, and safe volunteering experience.
Below is a list of our safety and field support features that will demonstrate the level of support and safety each of you will receive while volunteering abroad.
1. Country Coordinator and Field Staff :
In each country, where we operate, we have a very strong and dedicated team of country coordinators and local staff members to support and take care of you. All of our country coordinators and field staff are highly experienced and responsible individuals. They have been running volunteer abroad program for many years. They have served thousands of volunteers, so they understand your needs and know how to run safe, rewarding, and meaningful volunteer abroad program for you.
Our In-country staff is responsible for a number of things. Below are some of the main services that they will provide:
- Airport pick-up and transfer to host family or work site
- Management of room and food in host family/hostel
- Orientation of local country, culture, host family, safety, and related issues
- Introduction to your host family and project staff
- Periodic follow up visits or calls (1-2 week intervals) to ensure everything is going smoothly
- Advice for solving any issues, problems, or concerns
2. Airport Greeting
We are dedicated to keeping you save and comfortable from your point of your arrival until your point of departure. We will always receive our volunteers at the airport and transfer them safely. Depending upon the country in which you choose to volunteer, our coordinator, local staff, or a professional transfer company employee will greet you at the airport.
3. Orientation and safety discussion
Regardless of where you join the Global Crossroad volunteer program, our program starts with an in depth discussion on safety, history, cultural people, religion, life, and do’s and don’ts. Depending upon the country, these orientation programs range from a few hours to three days. During orientation, we explain the different aspect of safety and general guidelines to help keep yourself safe while volunteering abroad.
4. Safe Host Family and Accommodation
While volunteering abroad, the majority of the time you will reside with a local host family, hostel, or similar accommodation. We always carefully select the host families and other forms of accommodations to make sure that you will be safe and comfortable. In all destinations, we have selected host families who are socially respected and responsible. Most of our host families have hosted international volunteers before, so they completely understand your needs. Your host family will always take care of you and keep you safe.
Similarly, all of our volunteer houses and hostels are located in very safe locations. These hostels are always guarded by security guards or supervised by the local staff very frequently to make sure that you are safe and secure. Also you will be staying with other volunteers from all over the world. You will never be alone.
5. Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan
While volunteering abroad, you will be covered by international insurance. This protects you in case something unforeseen happens. It is mandatory that all volunteers obtain a travel insurance policy when volunteering abroad. Global Crossroad offers one of the most comprehensive insurance packages from a third party. Our insurance policy provides excellent protection in the event that a health-related issue occurs, an accident, or other unpredictable incidences.
6. Placement with Other Volunteers
Global Crossroad is happy to place you with other volunteers (depending on availability) if this is something that would make you feel safer.
Any international travel requires caution and awareness; volunteering abroad is no exception. We suggest that all volunteers consult their own government advisory office before making the decision to participate in any overseas volunteering opportunities. International travel presents risks, especially with the modern day threat of international terrorism.
The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings and advisories in many countries for American travelers. These travel advisories and warnings frequently change, as situations in each country transform.
These links provide valuable travel information:
It is also wise to consult the Center for Disease Control for health related information and issues that might come up during your time volunteering abroad. Check out www.cdc.gov for possible health risks. One must also keep in mind that the sanitary conditions in developing countries are likely very different from those in your home country. It is also strongly advised that you do not drink the tap water and do not eat food from street vendors.
Most Frequently Asked Questions: – Volunteer in Bali
- What is the language spoken in Bali?
- How long can I volunteer abroad in Bali?
- Will have an opportunity to do laundry during my timeframe of completing my volunteer work in Bali?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
Indonesian and Balinese are the two most popular languages spoken on the island with English being the common third language.
Global Crossroad advises that you commit to between 2-12 weeks. In general, most countries do not allow those traveling on a tourist visa to stay longer than 12 weeks. If you are set on staying longer, contact a Global Crossroad representative to discuss your options.
It is your own responsibility to do your laundry. In most instances though, you will need to wash your clothes by hand.
Yes, but you will need an electrical converter. Information for different countries can be found on the Internet, for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity.Your local small appliance specialty or travel retailer can advise you on plugs and voltage converters.
- Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency, and how do I know the exchange rate?
- How much money should I bring with me for my volunteer opportunity in Bali?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
Major cities have ATM machines, although not all will accept international cards. You can withdraw cash from most international banks from ATM machines, but $2-4 USD surcharges apply for each transaction.
MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus/Maestro and American Express cards are usually only accepted at the more expensive restaurants and hotels. Use caution when paying by credit card, as there is potential for fraud.
Ensure that you have notified your home bank of your intent to travel to Bali. This will provide you the necessary information and alleviate any confusion at your home bank regarding international transactions, which can result in a cautionary freeze on your account in some cases.
The Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the currency of Indonesia. You can find the latest exchange rate on http://www.xe.com/currency/idr-indonesian-rupiah
Global Crossroad manages food (except for lunch) and rooms for our volunteers throughout the assignment; therefore, you will not need more money to pay for these expenses. However, if you plan to take part in activities outside of our organization or buy some souvenirs, you will need to bring extra money.
On a side note, you must also remember the fee for visas, which can range from US $50-100 depending on the length of stay. There may also be an airport tax that you pay upon your departure from Bali. You will want to determine the amount of extra money you bring based on these factors.
Carrying cash is not always safe; therefore, do not carry a large surplus of cash with you. It is advised that you carry cash in a money belt with some additional stashed in your wallet.
Culture and Religion
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while volunteering in Bali?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Bali?
Volunteers should dress conservatively when at their assignments. Jeans and a t-shirt are acceptable. No short-shorts and tank tops please. Remember to consider the regional religious beliefs of Bali, which may be extremely conservative and revealing clothing is unacceptable - shorts and skirts must be at least knee-length and no one should show their shoulders.
The main religions practiced in Bali (in order of most to least) are Balinese Hinduism, Muslim, Christianity, and Buddhism.
- What is weather like in Bali?
- Materials to Bring for any of the Bali Volunteer Trips
- Comfortable Walking Shoes Or Hiking Boots
- 2 Pairs Of Pants (Lightweight)
- 2 T-Shirts
- 3 Short-Sleeved Shirts
- 2 Long-Sleeved Shirt
- 3 Pairs Of Shorts And Bathing Suit
- Lightweight Jacket Or Rain Jacket, Depending On Season
- Layer For Warmth, Evenings May Be Cool Regardless Of Season
- Hat Or Cap
- Towel And Personal Bath Kit
- SPF/Sun Protection, Sunglasses
- Insect Net
- Bedding (If Noted In Placement Document)
Average Daily Temperature
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.