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Teaching English in Bali Volunteer Program!

Do you want to do something different and meaningful with your vacation this year? Would you like to travel to the exotic island of Bali and volunteer teaching English?.

Bali is an Indonesian island of volcanic mountains ringed by beautiful sandy beaches. A vibrant mix of old and new, you can spend the morning hiking up the steps of an ancient temple built into a cave, and the evening sampling fine cuisine in an upscale shopping mall, housing famous designers from around the globe.

While the tourist zones and urban regions might sparkle with the sheen of luxury, about 35% of Balinese people live in poverty. Rural areas suffer much more, and also lack basic amenities such as access to effective sanitation systems, good healthcare and education.

That’s where teaching English in Bali volunteer program comes in! Join us working in local schools providing much needed education to underprivileged Balinese children. The volunteer teaching English program in Bali is a special experience! You will surely walk away with a new sense of self, a fuller heart, a head full of beautiful memories, and maybe even a desire to continue to travel and volunteer this way. Your journey abroad might even inspire others to do the same. If we all make an effort to help one another, the world would become a much better place for all.

The children in Bali need your help! Contact us today to learn more about Bali teaching programs

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When you join volunteering English teaching program in Bali, you will volunteer for five hours each day during the week in a local Bali school teaching English to students who are eager to learn the language. You will be working as an assistant to the local teacher, though sometimes you may left in charge of the class.

The level of English spoken by these students is quite low, so you will need to speak slowly and exercise a great deal of patience to effectively teach them their lessons. You will be provided with a curriculum, but are encouraged to devise creative and engaging ways to present the material so kids are open and excited to learn.

Millions of tourist dollars pour into Bali each year, and by teaching these underprivileged children English you will help them have bright futures and a chance to tap into the lucrative tourism industry when they grow up and have families of their own to support. You will also have the chance to explore the fascinating destination of Bali, immerse yourself in the exotic culture, and feel great that you are making a difference in the world during your travels.

Skills and Qualifications

You do not need an official teaching degree or certification in order to participate in Global Crossroad’s teaching English in Bali volunteer program. However, you will need to have a firm grasp of the English language, and an interest in teaching young children.

On the first day of your volunteer teaching program in Bali, Indonesia, your coordinator will escort you to your school and introduce you to the staff and students. You will have the day to get familiar with the school and your responsibilities during the project, and plan for tomorrow’s lessons.

Your volunteer work starts on the second day, and while your precise schedule will vary, a typical day looks like this:

  • 7.00 AM: You will wake up and grab some of Bali’s breakfast dish, the Nasi Goreng (fried rice, fresh vegetables, with and egg) and take the short walk to the school.
  • 8.00 AM - 9.30 AM: Classes then begin at 8am and you will begin to help others by using your own unique talents and personal energy to teach English to the kids.
  • 9.30 AM – 9:45 AM: Break time. This is your opportunity to take advantage of the famous “civet” coffee that is ubiquitous in Bali. Use this time to rejuvenate with a 15 minutes rest or simply prepare for your next teaching session.
  • 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Again, there will be 2 classes lasting 45 minutes per session.
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Here is your second 15-minute window that will allow you to either grab a coffee, go on a walk or simply rest your head for the next session.
  • 11:30 AM - 1 PM: Lastly, this will be your final stretch of 2 more 45-minute classes.
  • 1 PM: School is usually over around this time.

Teaching English in Bali Volunteer Program: Dates and Fees


All volunteer programs in Bali start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints..

Teaching English Volunteer Program in Bali is not available from 17th to 29th February, 16th to 19th March, 23rd to 25th March, 13th June and 11th July, 14th to 26th September, 2020.


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.

Duration Teaching, Children
  1 Week   $407
  2 Weeks   $667
  3 Weeks   $926
  4 Weeks   $1,185
  5 Weeks   $1,444
  6 Weeks   $1,704
  7 Weeks   $ 1,963
  8 Weeks   $ 2,222
  9 Weeks   $2,481
  10 Weeks   $2,741
  11 Weeks   $3,000
  12 Weeks   $3,259

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hotel)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Launch
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Accommodation and Meal

WWhile volunteering teaching English in Bali, you will stay in an economy hotel. Located 20 minutes’ drive from the placement, the hotel is secure, comfortable, and peaceful. The hotel offers various types of facilities, making your Bali volunteering trip relaxing and more rewarding.

You will also receive two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, provided as part of your weekly fee. Lunch is your responsibility. Breakfast will be fruit, eggs, toast, coffee, and tea. Dinners will be delicious Balinese cuisine, the staple of which is rice and curry.

Learn more about accommodation and food while volunteering in Bali

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

Bali is a world-renowned travel destination because it packs a punch in the wide variety of things a traveler can explore on the famous Island of the Gods. If you want to see the glamorous side of Bali in your time off, browse through international fashion designer shops, party until dawn at one of Bali’s famous night and beach clubs, or attend one of many spectacular live shows and traditional dance performances complete with elaborate costumes, dramatic lighting, and fire.

If you’re looking for the ancient spiritual side of Bali, there are countless palaces and temples to contemplate in, or a wealth of yoga and meditation retreats to seek your inner peace. You can also sample Indonesian cuisine at bustling night bazaars, bargain shop in colorful markets, hike the volcanic inland mountains, or lounge on perfect sandy beaches.

Learn more about free time and weekend activities in Bali

Volunteer Teach English in Bali: FAQs

Where are the projects located? What does the project involve?

The Bali teaching English volunteer project abroad is located in Kuta. Your volunteer work involves teaching English and other subjects and games to the underpriveleged children in a local school.

How many students and teachers are there?

There are about 450 students aged between 7-12 years of age. Currently, only 23 teachers are there to teach 450 students.

Which airport do I need to fly in?

You will be flying to Denpasar International Airport in Bali to join our teaching English volunteer opportunity overseas in Bali.

How far is the project location from my accommodation? Do I need to take transportation to and from my project placement?

The volunteer English teaching project in Bali, Indonesia is located in a community about 1 km away from Kuta Beach. It takes 10-15 min to walk to the project from your accommodation. If you love biking, you can rent it for a reasonable price.

Is there a dress code for the project?

Yes. You should follow exact the dress-code during your volunteering work.  Male volunteers have to wear long pants and short-sleeved shirts with a collar. Females should wear long skirts and blouses or shirts that cover your shoulder. You will also have to wear either heels or close-toed shoes. Flip-flops are not allowed.

How many hours a day will I work?

You will teach about 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday (7:30 am to 12:30 pm).

Will I be handling the classes on my own or will there be someone assisting me while teaching?

You will be assisting the regular teacher during your Bali volunteer trip in teaching English project. At times, you will handle classes on your own.

What kind of accommodation is available while volunteering in Bali?

You will stay in an economy hotel during your teaching English volunteering experience in Bali. The hotel accommodations are clean with well furnished rooms. You will find a good supply of running water and "western-style" toilets

Are meals provided while volunteering in Bali project?

Breakfast and dinner are provided as part of your weekly fee. Lunch is your own responsibility.

Any important information you want to share about this project?

You are required to be patient and open-minded. The level of English utilized by Balinese students is very basic, therefore communicate slowly with the students. Also, you can use various entertaining and fun-filled teaching techniques apart from the set curriculum.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available in Bali

If you’re interested in other projects in Bali, GCR also offers programs focused on  turtle conservation program. as well as English teaching/turtle conservation program.