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Volunteer Work Programs BaliVolunteer Work Programs Bali
Volunteer Programs Bali, provides free English classes to the children of Bali ages 6-16. We also work with disabled children, have organic farm projects, teach computer skills, recycling projects and other activities to underprivileged Balinese chil... Read more
Volunteer Programs Bali, provides free English classes to the children of Bali ages 6-16. We also work with disabled children, have organic farm projects, teach computer skills, recycling projects and other activities to underprivileged Balinese children. We also organize workshops and events for the children, lead by volunteers and local professionals, because we be believe that education + inspiration = empowerment! Accommodation and teaching support is included in our package. Volunteer Programs Bali is founded by long term volunteer coordinator and teacher who aim to provide ongoing support to both the volunteer and the children. A volunteer through Volunteer Programs Bali can be secure in knowing that they will be placed into a caring and supportive project with the main goal to bring confidence and education to children and teens who before have gone without. VP Bali’s mission is to provide, with the power of volunteers, classes and events to inspire and empower children of Bali and their communities, in all social economic classes, to reach their full potential. We do this with respect to the Balinese culture and tradition.
Volunteer Programs Bali is an international volunteer organization that was created by experienced volunteer herself: Kimberley Vanderheyden.
As Kofi Annan ones said: "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
That is why our main focus is to provide free English classes and other activities to underprivileged Balinese children.
We currently offer 3 programs in two different locations, 2 programs are in Ubud area and 1 in the Gianyar region.
So if you are taking a gap year, career break or just need a holiday, join us in making a difference to the lives of the children of Bali.
A volunteer through VP Bali will have the opportunity to be placed into a caring and supportive program with the ultimate goal to bring confidence and education to children who are motivated to learn. All of our programs have been individually selected for their core goal in assisting underprivileged children through a sustainable volunteering program. We work with local staff only, and all accommodation provided is owned by locals.
Program orientation was very useful on the first Sunday of my arrival into Bali. I had no previous experience of teaching, but I received some useful tips on teaching and what students expect from us.
Program Ubud volunteer accommodation is in Ubud. The rooms were clean, comfortable with a nice garden setting to relax and enjoy reading a good book.
It was lovely to stay with a typical Balinese family homestay. Wayan & his family were helpful and very welcoming.
Novia and Ami (teacher aids) were wonderful & very supportive along with Kimberley (volunteer coordinator).
The children at the school were amazing, they were so motivated to learn from you but I learned so much from them too over the 8 weeks l was volunteering.
It’s wonderful that VP Bali through funds raised can provide 24 underprivileged students with Scholarships. Their financial support also helps to build much need classrooms for the +150 students at Program by the Sea.
My overall experience was truly amazing
The Balinese people are very friendly, getting around the island is easy as it is so small, and the children are amazing. In the Ubud program, you live in a homestay run by a small family. Wayan, the owner of the homestay, was very rude on multiple occasions and overall interactions with him were unsettling. Aside from Wayan's family and the volunteers, no one related to the program stays at the homestay. Which means in an emergency one has to have a cellphone and be able to call someone from the program. During my stay, it became obvious that relations between VP Bali in Ubud and other programs were falling apart. In Program WG the owner of the school often disrupts classes by bringing in tourists who pay to hear the school children sing, and in Program by the Sea there have been incidents between VP Bali and the coordinator at the school that have caused much confusion with the volunteers. I would only recommend this program to someone who is independent and familiar with Bali.