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Volunteer work at an Orphanage in Bali - Indonesia

Children at the Childrens Home in BaliVolunteering Solutions Bali volunteers work in an orphanage for children with disabilities where there are around 35 children.

The orphanages do not have much money. Therefore, there is no cook, no cleaner and no big play equipment. The boys and girls are responsible for the cleaning, cooking, household chores, washing and ironing their own clothes. These are areas where volunteers are also able to help out.

The children range in age from 4 to 16 years old. Volunteers will spend time with the children, help cook, help clean, try to engage the children in different activities – sports, games, arts and crafts, help them with their homework, etc. Volunteers also devote their entire project to maintenance tasks like painting, tending grounds or fixing appliances apart from working with the children in the orphanage.

Volunteers will depart for the Children’s Home around 1:00pm, Monday to Friday. The kids start arriving back from school from 1:30 (depending on the child’s age). Upon the arrival of the children back to the orphanage, volunteers will spend time with the children, help cook, help clean, try to engage them in different activities – sports, games, arts and crafts, help them with their homework, etc. Volunteers will eat dinner with the children and help clean up. Normally, the volunteers will begin their trip back to the volunteer accommodation. This is the general schedule for Mondays – Fridays. Saturdays, the kids are off from school and volunteers will spend the entire day with the children.

Orphanage Work Placement Program Description

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. Volunteers need to provide us with a Criminal Background Check report before joining the project.A minimum of 2 Weeks program participation is required.
 

Project Location

Volunteer project placements are located in Ubud, which is often regarded as the cultural center of Bali. The area is famous for the architectural landmarks and the beautiful landscape.
 

During your Free Time 

Volunteers can visit and explore the areas of Seminiyak and Kuta which are very famous for shopping, nightlife and its great beaches.

What we provide

Airport Receive/ Transfer:  Volunteers are provided airport pickup from Denpasar Airport in Bali on the program arrival date between 8am - 8pm. 
 
Orientation: All volunteers are provided with a two day orientation before starting their project work. The Orientation session covers areas like, local Bali culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers are also given a tour of areas in and around Ubud. 
 
Lodging: The main accommodation offered to volunteers in the VS Bali program is in a homestay.Volunteers will share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. The home stay is set in a traditional Balinese housing compound, with lovely gardens and a small stream, which runs through the middle of the home stay’s property.  The rooms are clean, comfortable, but basic. All the rooms have two beds. All the rooms have an attached bathroom with a hot water shower and western style toilet.Volunteers are asked to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol in their rooms.
 
Please note that due to availability the coordinators may have to change accommodation sites for the volunteers depending on the time of the year.
 
Food: Volunteers eat breakfast at our volunteer accommodation. They have lunch on their own. In the evenings they have dinner at the project site with the kids at the children’s home. 
 
Insurance: Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here
 
In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff who will be contactable 24 hrs once you are in country.
 
Pre-departure information: After we receive full and final payment all participants are provided by a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will have all vital information about your program. The Pre Departure Information Booklet provides the complete details of the country, project locations, Visas, Immunizations, Things to Pack list, Accommodations, Contact Information etc.
 

Start Dates 

Arrival Dates for 2013 for Orphanage Project Placements are as follows :-  24th May, 7th June, 28th June, 12th July, 2nd August, 16th August, 30th August, 13th September, 4th October, 18th October, 1st November and 15th November, 29th November and 13th December. 
 
For 2014 the arrival dates would be 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.

Volunteers are provided pickup from the airport on the designated arrival dates between 8am - 8pm only.
 

Program Costs

Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
 

Program Costs

2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
$750$900$1050$1200$1350$1500$1650$150
Please Note: -An application fee of $200 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
£525£630£735£840£945£1050£1155£105
Please Note: -An application fee of £140 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
€623€747€872€996€1121€1245€1370€125
Please Note: -An application fee of €170 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying For ?

    • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
    • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
    • Airport Pickup in Bali
    • 2 Day Orientation and Half day city tour
    • Cultural activity
    • Food - 2 meals a day
    • Accommodation
    • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

What's NOT Included ?

    • Airfare
    • Visa Fee
    • Local Transportation
    • Return Trip to Airport
Does Volunteering Solutions help with Visa?

Volunteers from most of the countries receive Visa on arrival in Indonesia so you don’t have to worry about Visa at all. You can get a Tourist Visa on arrival at Denpasar International Airport.

When should I apply for the volunteer programs in Indonesia?

We are able to offer placements from every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month year round. Because of the increasing volume of applications, participants are requested to apply in advance to secure their spots.

How long does it take to process my application?

Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 7-10 working days.

When do I need to arrive in Indonesia for my program? What will happen once I arrive in Indonesia?

All volunteers need to arrive on Friday, 3 days before their program start date on Monday. Volunteers are picked up from the Denpasar International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Bali will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand.

I want to know more about accommodation arrangements?

The main accommodation offered to volunteers in the VS Bali program is in a homestay.Volunteers will share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. The home stay is set in a traditional Balinese housing compound, with lovely gardens and a small stream, which runs through the middle of the home stay’s property.  The rooms are clean, comfortable, but basic. All the rooms have two beds. All the rooms have an attached bathroom with a hot water shower and western style toilet.Volunteers are asked to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol in their rooms.

Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Indonesia-based volunteer programs?

The only requirements are: -
 
  -- Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program
  -- Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
  -- The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
  -- Be in good health.
  -- All volunteers need to provide a Criminal Background Check certificate.

What immunizations/vaccinations will I need?

We recommend you speak to your doctor before coming. The following are recommended vaccinations: -
  1. Hepatitis A and B
  2. Typhoid
 

Are there more expenses once I arrive in Indonesia?

Your program fee covers you for food, accommodation, airport pick up, Orientation, Pre departure information and in country staff support. You will need to cover yourself for your personal expenses, such as traveling, telephone, internet, shopping, sightseeing etc. However you should carry around $40 - $50 per week for your basic personal expenses, such as water, local transport, phone etc.

Is there phone and internet available on projects?

Buy yourself on the first day of your stay in Bali a SIM card from a local provider (Telkomsel, XL, Indosat, etc). You can get them in nearly every street, and for even 2 USD you are mobile at a local rate – way cheaper than roaming on your national provider. SMS is very cheap (sometimes in the package) and even international calls will not come to more than 20 Euro cents or 30 US cents. For such price, calling a taxi, staying in contact with your friends can make your stay so much easier. You will have to use Internet café’s to use Internet. Internet Cafés are available in almost every street in Bali.

What hours will I volunteer every day?

Volunteers usually work for 5 to 6 hours a day depending on their program. You will have weekend off so you can go to travel on weekends. However some organizations will need you to work on some Saturdays as well.

Where can I change my money in Indonesia? Are there ATM’s in Indonesia?

You can change money in any bank or at the airport by showing your passport. There are ATM's located all around Bali city.

Can couples or families join the volunteer program?

Yes, couples and families are welcome to join our programs. We make special provisions for families joining our volunteering programs; we will be able to provide them with program placements and accommodations together.

Do I need to buy health insurance?

Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here