Volunteer Programs in Bali, Lombok & Flores in Indonesia

 

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Volunteering Programs in Indonesia in Bali, Nusa Penida, Lombok and Flores, including Teaching, Kindergarten, Environmental, Health, Turtle Conservation, Bali Experience, a combination of adventure, culture and volunteering and much more! You can join in Indonesia every Monday for most programs from a short term 2 weeks and from 17 years old from only €565, £535, $670!

Reviews Indonesia

"If you are still wandering whether Bali is the best choice for your volunteering project I tell you: Yes! I really recommend this experience to everybody.”

Virginia Petetti

"The coordinator provided excellent information including information about the local culture and people. She also gave me lots of information about surrounding places and good places to visit. My coordinator is extremely helpful and has gone above and beyond. In my introduction week I have been immersed into the culture of Bali. The food and accommodation is brilliant. The food has been freshly prepared by local people and is always delicious.”

Victoria Howard

about the programs in Indonesia

Doing a volunteer program in Indonesia provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. All our projects in different locations in Indonesia can be combined, the transport between the locations is not included.

Join the best volunteer trips in Bali and Indonesia with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required.

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About the Locations & Accommodation

UBUD, BALI

Ubud is a town in central Bali and is regarded as the cultural Centre of Bali. 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. In Ubud there are 2 locations where you can stay, in Pejeng where most volunteers stay, and Penestanan where participants for the Bali Experience, Yoga and the Adventure Program usually stay.

Click here for more details on the Pejeng (Ubud) location
Click here for more details on the Penestanan (Ubud) location

LOVINA, BALI

Lovina is a laid back 12 km stretch of coast to the West of Singaraja in North Bali. It is a welcome break from the bustle of the south of Bali.

Click here for more details on the Lovina (Bali) location

NUSA PENIDA

Nusa Penida is an island is located south east to Bali. This is where the Turtle Conservation program takes place. You will start with the cultural introduction week in Ubud.

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LOMBOK

Approximately 35 kilometers east of Bali is the island Lombok populated by mostly Sasak people. Lombok is known for picturesque beaches and prime surfing area. The Senggigi area has a colorful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shaped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkel.

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FLORES

Labuan Bajo is located in the City of Labuan Bajo in Flores. Flores offers everything for a tourist destination from adventure, eco-tours and mountain climbing to traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life.

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Arrival Details

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at these airports according to your program location :

Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport) between 06.00 and 20.00 for the programs in Ubud, Lovina and Nusa Penida

If your first week is in Nusa Penida then you need to arive between 06:00 – 13:00

Lombok Airport between 06.00 and 20.00 for the programs in Lombok

Komodo Airport  between 06.00 and 20.00 for the programs in Flores.

You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

Most programs start every Monday. Only the Bali Experience and some other programs have fixed start date, see details below.

Accommodation & Meals

You will stay in a single-gender shared room together with other participants. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) with other participants of the same gender. The bathroom is shared, with a shower and western toilets.

From Monday to Friday you are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and two meals (brunch and dinner) during the weekends.

Coordinator Support

Throughout your stay in Indonesia, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support of your during your time in Indonesia.

On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.

Program Requirements

Participants need to be 17 years or over to join
Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
You need to have your own travel insurance
Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
You need a social visa to join the program which you can get at the embassy of Indonesia (we will give you the documents for this)

All the programs in Indonesia

You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join. You can also combine different projects and create your own program. You can combine different programs per location without extra costs and you can also combine different locations. The transport costs between different locations are not included.

Bali

Cultural Introduction Week in Pejeng (Ubud)

Experience the local culture and all the amazing adventures in Ubud in Bali with the Cultural Introduction Week. This is the perfect choice for you to embark on a cultural excursion and meet the other members of the group.
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Teaching English Program in Pejeng (Ubud)

Be a part of the teaching program. Help children in Ubud improve their English. There are plenty of different subjects for them to learn. Your week will be full of activities. You will prepare the lessons at the local school and the staff will lend you a hand.
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Kindergarten Program in Pejeng (Ubud)

Do you want to teach children English in a fun and interactive way? Volunteer in Ubud in a kindergarten. Here you can immerse yourself with the local culture and lifestyle. You will help the children improve their English-speaking skills.
The Kindergarten Project will be closed during school break (June, July, August and December).
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Construction and Renovation in Pejeng (Ubud)

Participate in renovation and construction projects in Ubud. Make a difference by volunteering in important building projects. You will help the community develop. It does make a difference. Your efforts will improve their lives.
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Environment Education Program in Pejeng (Ubud)

If you care about environmental changes, there is no better opportunity than this project. If you are interested in deep cultural developments and historical ties, you should involve yourself with the people who care deeply about the environment. They don’t consider the environment as a different entity. The environment, for them, is the main part of their everyday lives. This project creates a unique partnership.
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Healthcare Education program in Pejeng (Ubud)

For anyone who wants to build a career in medicine or already has the skills, this program is not something you should miss. Situated in Ubud, the program offers you the chance to contribute to the health care system and help develop it. You can work either as a professional first-aid provider or teach the locals how to pay attention to personal hygiene.
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Bali Adventure in Penestanan (Ubud)

It is time to spice up your Bali trip with the Bali Adventure Week! This is a program you can’t miss. You will get to experience the gorgeous islands and explore the outstanding surroundings. You will see the active volcano, try the cycling tour, explore the rice fields and the plantations with all kinds of different spices. You will go for a hike on the amazing mountains and participate in the Turtle conservation. This is the type of adventure you’ve been craving for!
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Dog Project in Pejeng (Ubud)

Do you love animals? Then, this is the program for you. You will have the chance to take good care of neglected animals. You can show them love and affection. Be a part of this rehabilitation program. You will work at Ubud in a dog shelter together with the local team. You will take care of street dogs, look after them, and treat them well. You will be there for them every step of the way. When they are ready, you can let them be adopted by a caring and loving family. You will watch the animals get adopted with pride knowing that you helped them.
This program has fixed start dates, see details in the link below.
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Bali Experience
Merge adventure, teaching, resting, exploring, and culture in one huge package – the three-week adventure combo to experience Bali. This program is specifically created for those who want to completely immerse themselves in the unique culture. It opens a door to new experiences. You will see everything that Bali has to offer and even more. Three weeks are enough to go to cooking workshops, explore, learn the language, meet the locals, help out on a couple of projects, and participate in a number of activities. It is the type of adventure you’ve been waiting for.
This program has fixed start dates, see details in the link below.
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IT Skills Training in Pejeng (Ubud)

Inspire the high school students to dream big by improving their IT skills and helping them learn more. Help students in Ubud, answer all their questions and support their IT training and learning. Open up a door for them that would help them build a lasting career in IT. Help them aim higher in life. Give them a passion to learn. Become a part of this program and teach students from basic Microsoft Office skills to advanced academic and programming skills they can use. These are valuable skills for students. They give them a solid opportunity to get better jobs in the future, securing them for life.
This program has fixed start dates, see details in the link below.
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Balinese Spirit Dancing in Pejeng (Ubud)

Experience the exquisite traditional Balinese dancing known as spirit dancing! Learn the steps with the locals and join the dance. Balinese dancing is not just simple dancing. It has both cultural and historical significance. For the Balinese people, the story of spirit dancing dates back hundreds of years ago. It involves moves and bodily gestures with the head, hands, eyes, and fingers. All these moves have a story to tell. You will learn to dance with beautiful costumes made for spirit dancing.
This program has fixed start dates, see details in the link below.
This program is for 2 to 4 weeks.

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Yoga & Meditation in Penestanan (Ubud)

Bali is a popular place for tourists. The people are drawn to this place because they say it is ideal for contemplation and reflection. Some say that Ubud is the ultimate sanctuary in Bali. The environment is the ideal place to feel at peace. By taking part in meditation and yoga classes, this program will help you relieve yourself from anxiety, stress, and physical illnesses.
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Comfort Senior Experience in Bali

This is the perfect program for older travelers and families with children. The adventure is almost like the Bali experience program. The program gives you the ideal opportunity to experience Balinese culture, interact with locals, and engage in various fun activities, like visiting the temples, the markets, and even trying Bali Batik painting.
This program is for a minimum of 3 weeks.
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Lovina

Lovina Introduction Week in Lovina

The Cultural Introduction Week offers a wonderful opportunity for you to start your adventure in Bali, Lovina. There is plenty of action, cultural excursions, meeting the locals and the other members of the group.
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Teaching in Lovina

Help children polish their English skills by joining the teaching program in Lovina, Bali. You can help children learn in various subjects. You will prepare the lessons at the local school and the staff will lend you a hand.
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Kindergarten in Lovina

Volunteer in Lovina in a kindergarten. Help children learn Basic English in a fun and creative way. Here you can immerse yourself with the local culture and lifestyle. You will help the children improve their speaking skills. You will give them a reason to keep learning English.
The Kindergarten Project will be closed during school break (June, July, August and December).
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Construction Project in Lovina

Participate in renovation and construction projects in Lovina. Make a difference by volunteering in important building projects. You will help the community develop. It does make a difference. Your efforts will improve their lives.
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Sports Coaching in Lovina

Inspire students to start training in Lovina. Be a part of the sports coach program and show the students the real value of physical health. Teach them how being active affects their mental health, why it is important, and how it can change their life. There are plenty of enthusiastic kids who can’t wait to start training. You will get the chance to share your knowledge and skills about sports. The students will look forward to your classes.
This program is for minimum 2 weeks.
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Yoga & Meditation in Lovina

Bali is a popular place for tourists. The people are drawn to this place because they say it is ideal for contemplation and reflection. Only a week is enough to give you the physical and spiritual changes you need for your entire life. The most relaxing and calming program you will ever need is this program. This type of yoga is all about appreciating and feeling the spiritual nature of things. It is the perfect combination of Balinese Yoga and Meditation to help you relax.
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Nusa Penida

Bali Turtle Conservation & Rehabilitation in Nusa Penida

Experience the beautiful islands of Nusa Penida by participating in the Turtle Conservation project. Keep the endangered sea turtles safe and work with the local team. This program gives you the opportunity to work at a turtle conservation center and save the turtle population of Indonesia in Nusa Penida. Since turtles don’t nest all the time, you might have to monitor their nests, collect some eggs, identify their species, or make sure that the little hatchlings enter the sea safely. But, it all depends on when you work.
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Lombok

Cultural Introduction Week in Lombok

The Cultural Introduction Week offers a wonderful opportunity for you to start your adventure in Lombok. There is plenty of action, cultural excursions, meeting the locals and the other members of the group.
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Teaching in Lombok

Volunteer in Lombok in a school. Help children learn Basic English in a fun and creative way. Here you can immerse yourself with the local culture and lifestyle. You will help the children improve their speaking skills.
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Kindergarten in Lombok

If you want to teach children Basic English, you can work in a kindergarten in Lombok. Here you can show off your creative side. You can use fun ways to teach them English. Besides, the more you work with children, the more you will understand their lifestyle. Fun and creative teaching techniques help children create a lifelong habit of learning English. They will be more interested in the subject.
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Healthcare Education in Lombok

For anyone who wants to build a career in medicine or already has the skills, this program is not something you should miss. Situated in Lombok, the program offers you the chance to contribute to the health care system and help develop it. You can work either as a professional first-aid provider or teach the locals how to pay attention to personal hygiene.
Click here for full details

 

Construction & Renovation in Lombok

Participate in renovation and construction projects in Lombok, Ubud. Make a difference by volunteering in important building projects. You will help the local community develop.
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Relief and Reconstruction in Lombok

This is the program where you can show your support and help us aid the communities of Lombok after the devastating earthquake that shook the area in 2018. You will help keep the flow of emergency supplies up and running. You will participate in various building programs to construct sanitation areas and makeshift kitchens for temporary use. This is the perfect opportunity to help those communities in dire need. Especially, the ones that have been hit pretty hard.
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Beach Week in Lombok

After a long day of working and participating in multiple projects, it is time to unwind and relax. The breathtaking scenery of coconut palms, beaches with crystal-white sand, and mini desert islands will make you feel like you are in heaven. The archipelago of the three famous islands Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan are close to Lombok’s coast.
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Flores

Cultural Introduction Week in Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Visit one of the largest islands, the breathtaking area in Labuan Bajo – the one of a kind province of Indonesia – the East Nusa Tenggara. The Cultural Introduction Week offers the perfect time to experience the beautiful Flores. This is the perfect choice for you to embark on a cultural excursion and meet the other members of the group.
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Teaching Project in Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Be a part of the teaching program. Help children in Flores improve their English. There are plenty of different subjects for them to learn. Your week will be full of activities. You will prepare the lessons at the local school and the staff will lend you a hand.
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Adventure Week in Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Experience the most extravagant, creative, and one of a kind ecosystems that nature has to offer along the trails of Flores. These trails open the path to a new adventure. They are fascinating, rugged, and incredibly challenging. The landscape offers an experience like no other place with plenty of waterfalls, lakes, scenic views, and plantations. You can go for a swim or snorkel in the beautiful waters, and much more. You have the chance to see the only habitat where the Komodo Dragons live in peace. You will explore Mount Mbeliling and learn a lot about fishing from the locals. The best moment of the week is exploring marine life. This is the type of adventure you will never forget.
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Flores Road Trip

Visit the exotic hotspots and unique regions of this beautiful island-country. This is the ideal environment for any snorkeler or diver enthusiast. There are so many drop-offs, reefs, channels, and walls. The fauna and flora are simply breathtaking. This island has the richest environment in the world. At the same time, you get to experience the different culture and learn about the local traditions from the villagers. This is the perfect adventure for anyone who wants to see the best Mother Nature can offer.  The ideal trip for Flores Islands!
This program is for 2 weeks.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

prices of the programs in Indonesia

Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 535 Pounds
3 weeks : 710 Pounds
4 weeks : 875 Pounds
+1 week : 185 Pounds

Prices in US$
2 weeks : 670 US$
3 weeks : 895 US$
4 weeks : 1085 US$
+1 week : 240 US$

Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 565 Euro
3 weeks : 750 Euro
4 weeks : 915 Euro
+1 week : 195 Euro

The Bali Experience costs 1195 Pounds/1435 US$/1295 Euro

These programs have an extra cost per week :
Culture Week, Bali Construction, Lovina Teaching & Kindergarten, Lombok Teaching & Kindergarten, Lombok Reconstruction, Dancing, Flores Teaching £50/US$65/€55
Lovina & Lombok Construction, Lovina Sports £80/US$95/€85
Turtle, Yoga, Bali IT Skills, Bali Dog, Bali Comfort £165/US$195/€175
Bali Adventure, Lombok Beach £205/US$245/€215
Flores Road Trip £455/US$555/€495
Flores Adventure £555/US$665/€595

 

What’s included :
Volunteer Program Placement • Airport Pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support before you leave and In-country Support • Pre-departure Information

Not included :
Flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these different currencies: £240, US$285 or €250.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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