Education Support Program
Teaching volunteers should look no further than this wonderful program situated in the Tabanan region on the west coast of Bali. This breath-taking region features an abundance of terraced rice paddies, black sand beaches with fantastic surf and picturesque mountains. Locals here support themselves mainly through farming and tourism, where sound knowledge of the English language is essential for employment opportunities. This teaching program supports these wonderful, but impoverished families, enabling their children to learn the skills required to better enhance their futures. Volunteers will work to provide free English language lessons to under-privileged children at a non-profit learning center. Around 60 children, ranging in ages from 5 – 18 years attend the classes. This project is a great way for international volunteers to learn more about the Balinese people and culture, teach those in need and spend time exploring this magical location.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide free English lessons to children in the Tabanan region of Bali
- Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
- Teach creatively and create a love for learning among the children
- Expose volunteers and locals alike to different people and cultures
How You Can Help
Volunteers on this inspiring program will supply free English language lessons to around 60 children at a non-profit learning center. Students are grouped by age and range from 5 – 18 years. Lessons start with the very basics and progress to writing and grammar. International volunteers are also encouraged to incorporate music, drama, sport, art and craft into their lessons. Volunteers should put their own personality into the lessons, create their own lesson plans and incorporate new learning techniques and experiences for the students. Fun and creative lessons are encouraged and well received. At the center volunteers will be supported by local staff with classes running from Monday to Thursday from 2 – 4pm, giving participants the added bonus of 3-day weekends to explore the magical island of Bali! With the knowledge and confidence to partake in conversational English with foreigners, these children will have the tools for a brighter future. It is recommended that volunteers research teaching English as a second language techniques and creative ways to do so before embarking on this epic adventure!
Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:
- Teach English to students ranging in ages from 5 – 18 years
- Teach other basic subject matter in English
- Play games and run activities
- Teach students about their own lives and where they live
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check
Volunteers on this amazing program have the opportunity to stay where it all began; in the founder's home village in the unique Hill region of Bali.
Rice paddies form an undeniable feature of life in this area and the west coast beaches are only 20 minutes away so the region offers a variety of natural attractions for the international visitor.
Start Dates & Duration
This project is available year-round with arrival SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.
For current available start dates please check the calendar on the right.
Arrival & Orientation
Upon arrival into Denpasar you will be met by a representative from the local team and driven directly to Tabanan.
An orientation session will be provided Sunday afternoon or Monday morning, dependent on arrival timing, and will cover everything you need to know about the local area and your volunteer placement.
- Arrival Day: SUNDAY
- Departure Day: SATURDAY
- Arrival Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (aka Denpasar International Airport), Kuta, Bali (CODE: DPS)
Please note: return airport transport is not included as not all volunteers need this. Please allow US$50 to return to the airport.
Accommodation & Meals
Volunteers on this amazing program are accommodated in a Guest House run by a local family. Five rooms are available with each room shared between 2 volunteers and split by gender. Rooms each have a western-style bathrooms with showers.
Ceiling fans are available for comfort in the summer months and bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring their own towel and personal toiletries. Laundry services are available for a small fee and bicycles and motorbikes can be hired.
Wi-Fi is freely available in the house so keeping in touch with friends and family is easy.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided while volunteering, Monday to Thursday. Friday to Sunday offer an opportunity to explore this incredible region and enjoy the local fare.
*In addition to the program fees listed above a Registration Fee is payable to secure your place. The registration fee is USD 299 for those volunteering with Love Volunteers for the first time or USD 149 for any subsequent volunteer placements. The registration fee includes: lifetime LV Alumni Membership, fundraising support & advice, dedicated pre-departure support, certificate of completion (on request), and exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner.
Some things are not included in the program fees listed above, such as flights, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, additional foods and snacks, spending money, local transport, in-country trips and excursions, return airport transfer (unless mentioned above).
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice. Please ensure you have read the Love Volunteers Terms and Conditions & Refund Policy.