Teaching English Volunteer Program in Bali
Do you have a strong passion and desire for assisting children in reaching their potential? Do you want to travel to a tropical island on a life changing adventure while making a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children? Then read on to learn more about this amazing opportunity.
Bali is a beautiful tropical island filled with wonders. There are countless activities to take part in here, from volcano hikes to wild parties to jungle treks.
Sadly, despite the massive number of visitors to the island every year, thousands of families in Bali still live in poverty. They cannot afford to send their children to good English schools. This means that they go to overcrowded and underfunded public schools where they do not have the capacity to ensure proper English education for their students.
Thus, local public schools in Bali are desperately looking for passionate volunteers to educate children, and every little bit of help is of great value. As a volunteer in teaching project in Bali, you will help inspire the children and contribute to a bright and happy future for them as they use the skills you impart to succeed in the job market.
Do you want to improve the lives of a badly overlooked part of the population of Bali while having the time of your life together with like-minded travelers? Then contact IFRE about this exciting chance today!
Skills and Qualifications:
You do not need any specific education or experience to volunteer in English teaching programs in Bali. All you need is to be a passionate and loving person with a desire to make the world a better place. As this is an English teaching project, a solid grasp of the English language is needed, and native speakers will have an advantage in this area. You should also be kind, patient and enjoy working with and being around children.
Responsibilities & Impact:
As an English volunteer teacher in Bali, you will teach English to local Balinese students ranging from 1st to 6th grade (6 to 12 years of age). Depending on the school and your confidence, you will teach independently or together with a local teacher. You will be teaching six 45-minute classes per day, totaling roughly 4,5 hours of teaching.
You will be provided with teaching materials and a curriculum but will have the creative freedom to plan your own lessons with the assistance of local staff, as well creating various materials such as flash cards. You will also organize and lead creative and fun extracurricular activities such as games, songs and dances.
Through this work you will help provide the vital skill of English fluency to these children, greatly improving their chances of employment in the competitive job market. Furthermore, through your love and attention the children will feel inspired and reach ever greater heights, fulfilling their true potential.
As a volunteer teacher in Bali, your days will be filled with fun and excitement, as well as plenty of opportunities to learn and share. Every day you will get to teach and share your passion with some of the most eager and enthusiastic students you will ever meet, and be a fulfilling and memorable experience.
On the first day of your project, 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 renowned breakfast dish, the Nasi Goreng (fried rice, fresh vegetables, with and egg) and take the short walk to the school.
- 7:30 AM: Once you arrive at the school, you will participate in what’s known as the “gathering” session. You will greet the awesome children of Bali and get a feel for what the day has in store for you.
- 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. This means that the whole rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please. Head down to the beach, go out with your fellow volunteers or go on a hike!
Teaching English Volunteer Program in Bali: Program Dates
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
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.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Airport Pick up/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:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering as an English teacher in Bali, you will be staying in accommodation provided in a comfortable and central economy hotel located in the central area of Kuta with the famous Kuta beach only 10 minutes of walking away. The room comes with AC, television, and comfortable beds. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and street food located conveniently nearby for you to enjoy.
Free Time and Weekends
As school days usually end around 1pm, you will have a lot of time every day to enjoy your time in Bali. In addition, you’ll have the weekends completely free to rest, have fun and explore further into the island or hop over to another island altogether!
Safety and in Country Support
IFRE understands that safety is a vital concern for volunteers, and we take our responsibility to keep you safe very seriously. Since 2006 we have facilitated safe volunteering adventures for more than 22,000 volunteers from every corner of the globe, and this experience means we know how to support and protect you, and your in-country coordinator will be available should you need anything.
Why join this Teaching English Volunteer Program in Bali?
There is no greater feeling than improving someone’s life and witnessing the full effect. Volunteering in this teaching English volunteer project is life changing on many levels.
Gain real world experience of a classroom
Participating in this Bali volunteer teaching English program will give you the opportunity to teach English to underprivileged kids while getting valuable real-world experience of an unfamiliar classroom environment and new curriculums. The challenges you face will allow you to grow as a person both mentally and physically.
Develop a love of the English language by working with local teachers
Volunteer teaching English in Bali allows you to actively teach in community-run schools. You will have the opportunity to work in coordination with other local teachers sharing ideas and spreading the love of the English language.
Get experience teaching internationally
Teaching English volunteering abroad in Bali benefits not only the children but the volunteers as well. In this process, you will gain valuable work experience from teaching in a foreign country that gives you a positive impact on your future career and academic prospects.
Make English education accessible to the children of Bali
In Bali, the majority of its population struggle to learn the sufficient English, as it’s out of their reach. So, by volunteering in Teaching English Bali project you’ll be making English easily accessible to underprivileged kids and elevate the overall level of education in Bali.
Get to Know the Education System of Bali
Another major benefit of volunteering teaching English in Bali is that volunteers get to learn more about a new and different education systems that is enriching and distinct.
Teaching English Volunteer Program in Bali:FAQs
What airport do I need to fly into?
You will generally need to fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali when volunteering in one of our projects. Occasionally we will recommend a different airport depending on the project location, but if this is the case you will be made aware of this prior to booking any flights.
Do I need a VISA?
You need a tourist visa for this volunteer project in Bali. You can get this by visiting the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your home country. Visas last for 30 days and can be extended for up to 90 days in total. Additionally, citizens of 140 countries may apply for visa exemption, so check online if this applies to you.
For further readings:
Visa And Passport
What vaccines do I need?
The CDC recommends vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria, measles, typhoid and hepatitis A when going to Bali. You should also consult with your medical doctor prior to taking any vaccinations and departing for your teaching project.
What happens if I missed my flight or it was delayed?
If this occurs, please inform us as quickly as possible so that we can change the pick-up schedule.
Who will pick me up at the airport?
Our local coordinator will be waiting for you at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. You will also have their phone number, and we recommend exchanging pictures beforehand to make the process even easier.
When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving at least one day prior to the start of your project to allow you some time to get settled and prepare. Once provided with your flight schedule our local coordinator will assist you in finding accommodation for this first night.
Where are the projects located?
When you join our volunteer programs in Bali, you will be working on the outskirts of the city and on its periphery.
Is there a minimum and maximum stay? Can I extend?
You can take part in our Bali volunteer work programs from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 12 weeks. You can extend your stay, or work at a different project in Bali, though this will involve extending your visa as well.
Will I have time to travel after work and during the weekend?
Yes, you will have plenty of time to travel and explore everything Bali has to offer. School days usually end at around 1pm, giving you plenty of time during the afternoon and evening. You also have weekends free to relax and go on longer tours around Bali or to nearby islands.
Who will guide and support me during the project?
You will be supported by your in-country coordinator who will be available to assist you
Can I change to a different project if I don’t like this one?
Yes, this is possible. However, over 90% of our volunteers are extremely satisfied with their placement during their Bali volunteer program. Nonetheless, if you find that you’d like to switch, simply talk to your coordinator and he will arrange it depending on availability.
How old do I need to be?
You need to be 18 years of age to volunteer in this teaching project in Bali. Minors may be allowed with permission from parents or legal guardian in special circumstances, and minors can also volunteer alongside their parents and families.
Who manages these projects?
Our local staff and in-country coordinator manages the program and is responsible for the schedule, administrative work and the well-being of the participants.
Will I receive training prior to the start of the project?
Yes, you will receive training before your start your volunteer program in Bali. This will be provided by your in-country coordinator and give you a good idea of your responsibilities, the customs and your project placement.
Is there a dress code?
As Indonesia is a conservative country, volunteers need to respect local customs while volunteering as an English teacher in Bali. You cannot wear shorts and tank tops while working, with long pants mandatory and long sleeves greatly preferred.
Other Volunteer Opportunities Available in Bali
English Teaching programs in other countries
Besides this program in Bali, IFRE offers a large amount of English teaching volunteer opportunities all over the globe. Check out some of our most popular and best received English teaching programs in the list below:
- Cambodia - Teach in Schools
- China - Volunteer English Teaching
- India - Teaching English
- India - Teaching in Slum
- Nepal - Teaching English
- Sri Lanka - Teach English
- Thailand Surin - Teaching English Project
- Thailand Ayyutthaya - Teaching English Project
- Ghana - Teaching English in Rural Schools
- Kenya - Teaching English
- South Africa - Teach english in School
- Tanzania - Teaching english
- Uganda - Teach english in School
- Argentina - Teaching English Project
- Brazil - Teaching Project
- Costa Rica Cortes - Teaching English
- Costa Rica Sanjose - Teaching English
- Ecuador - Teaching English in rural and urban schools
- Guatemala, Xela - Teaching English
- Guatemala, Antigua - Teaching English
- Peru - Teaching in Rural School