Teach English to Children in Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia Children & Youth Development



Travel to Bali and teach English with Plan My Gap Year! On this program, you will help Tabanan students aged six to 13 improve their English language skills through lessons, games, general interaction, and more. PMGY supports a number of elementary schools that unfortunately suffer from overcrowding and poor salaries for their teachers. As a volunteer, you will provide much-needed support for teachers who must focus on helping students who are falling behind or in need of extra assistance. There will be at least 20 children on the program each day, and you’re encouraged to develop lesson plans, games, activities, and more to guide the students and help them develop their language skills.


During your stay in Bali, you will help children to improve their English language skills - a vital part of pursuing greater educational and career opportunities later. As Bali becomes an increasingly popular tourist and business destination, it’s incredibly important to be able to speak English and engage with travelers and companies from all over the world. You will be able to make an impact by conversing with local children as a native speaker - helping them to get used to natural English conversation flow, pronunciation, and more - rather than learning only from a textbook.

Field conditions

PMGY works with a variety of elementary schools with students aged seven to 13. The school day runs from 7:00am until 1:30pm, and during your stay in Bali, you will help with leading lessons and activities in the morning, and are encouraged to get creative and incorporate fun elements into your lessons, such as songs, art, games, and more.

During the afternoons, you will have the chance to volunteer at a government-approved after-school program for the older children. As a volunteer on this program, you will plan and teach lessons to local students - as with your morning activities, you can be creative and prepare engaging and fun activities for your students.

To ensure that you have the best experience and impact possible, PMGY encourages you to take part in their 60-hour, accredited, online TEFL course.

Arrival and orientation

This program starts on Sundays. You will arrive to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar on your selected start date, and be greeted by a local staff member or appointed driver holding a sign with your name on it. From there, you’ll head over to the volunteer house and spend the rest of the day relaxing before getting started on your volunteer program.

Your stay


  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

Based in Tabanan, the volunteer house that you’ll live in is a five-minute walk from the city center, where you will find restaurants, convenience stores, and ATMs. The volunteer house is also located right next to where the local PMGY team lives.

The house is basic but comfortable, and each room can accommodate up to eight people in same-sex rooms with bunk beds. The bathrooms have western style toilets and cold showers, and there are fans provided throughout the house, plus wifi, mosquito nets, and other amenities. You’re encouraged to bring a padlock for your suitcase and store any valuables with a team member. June through September are PMGY’s busiest volunteer months, so you may be placed at an alternative location such as a nearby guest house or a different volunteer house.

You will be provided with three meals per day. Breakfast usually consists of toast, pancakes, fruit, eggs, and tea or coffee; lunch can include mixed rice, vegetables, curries, or salad; and dinner usually consists of fried rice, fried chicken, noodles, or spaghetti.


Volunteers will stay in a volunteer house.


from $312 USDper week

from $312 USDper week


What’s included

  • Certificate of completion

  • Regular program inspection

  • 100% financial protection

  • Live pre-departure webinars

  • Comprehensive volunteer handbook

  • Unlimited email and telephone support

  • Dedicated pmgy travel mentor

  • 24-hour us-based emergency support

  • 24-hour in-country support

  • Private transport to project

  • In-country orientation

  • Airport pickup

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Accommodation at volunteer house

What’s not included

  • Criminal background check

  • Visa

  • Return airport transfer

  • Travel insurance

  • Airfare

Start dates

This program starts on the first and third Sunday of each month year-round.

Founded in 2011 by volunteers for volunteers, Plan My Gap Years works with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact in the world. Our structured programs create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in your host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with them. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure their setup is safe and that their volunteers are making a positive impact. There is also a great social element to our programs. We put you in touch with all of your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way.

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