Volunteer to Teach Children in Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, Indonesia

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Volunteering Solutions

(52 Reviews)
  • From $800 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 16 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 17 And Older



The Volunteer Teaching Program in idyllic Bali is the perfect opportunity for high school or college students, and gap year travelers to make this island paradise even more beautiful by volunteering with the underprivileged children at learning centers in Ubud or Tianyar. Volunteers are free to choose the location of their preference.

Volunteering Solutions’ long standing relationships with local Balinese organizations have fostered these amazing opportunities to provide educational support at learning centers for underprivileged children, age 6 to 12 years old. Often understaffed, teachers will welcome your assistance giving each child the attention they deserve, energizing their lesson plans, and finding fun and creative ways to keep the children engaged.

This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in the teaching profession or just to give back, whether or not you aim to become a teacher. For sure, you will get your feet wet at one of Bali’s beaches world famous beaches during your downtime. A beautiful island of Indonesia, picturesque Bali has been a popular tourist destination attracting millions of people every year, from different parts of the world.

This program requires a minimum commitment of 2 weeks.

Arrival and Orientation

For both programs, volunteers arrive on a Saturday and will be greeted at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (DPS), between 6 am to 10 pm, and transported to the homestay in Ubud where your journey in Bali will begin.


After your arrival on Saturday, Sunday will be a free day for you to rest, relax, and explore Ubud.

On Monday, the country coordinator will provide orientation at the learning center location or at the homestay.


As a volunteer in the Tianyar program, you will spend your first weekend in Bali at a homestay in Ubud, arriving on Saturday, and taking in some rest and recreation on Sunday. On Monday, you will be transported to Tianyar which is approximately 3 hours to the north by car. After arrival, you will have lunch, followed by orientation and an introductory visit to the learning center.


In Ubud, a homestay with a local family will be your home away from home. The rooms are same gender, and each has a toilet, and a small kitchenette with refrigerator and stove. One can buy the supplies and prepare or make a basic food if required. The geyser is available and WiFi facilities will also be provided at the homestay.

The homestay is located in main Ubud town, where everything is in walking distance -- shops, restaurants, ATM, pharmacy, taxi stand.

Please note: Volunteers are usually accommodated at homestays with local families, but in certain cases, volunteers might also get accommodation at the learning center.

In Tianyar, the volunteer house, a cluster of beautiful bamboo cottages, will be your home away from home. Each cluster has a separate bathroom and toilet, made of environment-friendly bamboo and canes. Each cottage has an outside seating area with fans. Plenty of time will be spent relaxing in the two common areas, sharing meals prepared in the communal kitchen, and getting to know your fellow volunteers. Volunteers must bring their own towels, toiletries, toilet rolls, etc. There is a department store and a local restaurant, only a 10-15 minute walk away. Unfortunately, there is no Wifi in the volunteer house.

Field Conditions

Your volunteer work will take place at learning centers in the towns of Ubud or Tianyar.

Ubud is more than a small town, it’s actually 14 villages. This rainforest community, with its terraced rice paddies, and beautiful Hindu temples and shrines, is postcard perfect. Its town center is a magnet for tourists who come to get their fill of arts, crafts, and dance.

Although hot and humid, Ubud’s elevation, 200 m above sea level, brings cooler temperatures than the on the coast, especially in the evening or night, so bring an extra layer to keep you warm.

Tianyar is about 69 km ( a 2-3 hour drive north) from Ubud and located on the coast. Tianyar is not as much of a tourist destination, but this little fisherman’s village in northern Bali has its own charm and may just be the quieter setting you are seeking. Tulamben village, a paradise for divers, is only 15 minutes away, followed by Amed, another divers village, and Lovina beach, all accessible by car or motorbike.

Your Impact

Classroom and school volunteers provide the extra hands, hearts, and minds that understaffed and resource-challenged schools need in order to provide the education underprivileged students need. You will fill a vital gap that directly impacts the future of individual student lives, their families, and, ultimately, the community.

On a day-to-day basis, you will assist local teachers with their daily work load in the following ways:

- Make daily plans to teach basic English (vocabulary, pronunciation), General Knowledge, Mathematics, Arts, Craft etc.

- Use the art of storytelling to help the children learn more about different places, while opening their minds to new information.

- Share new ideas with teachers and finding creative ways to help them keep their students engaged.

- Focus on creating a lively and fun environment for children, which is bound to hold their attention.

Your presence will allow more children to get the individual love, care, and attention they would most likely go without. As a volunteer, you have the chance to make sure no student gets left behind.

Your daily schedule will vary according to whether you choose to be placed in Ubud or Tianyar. Volunteers work from Monday to Thursday in both locations, but the hours vary as follows:

In Ubud, the work hours are from 3:00 PM to 5:30 - 6:00 PM. Volunteers will be leaving for learning center by 2:00 PM.

In Tianyar, the work hours are from 8:00 AM to 10.30 AM and 2:00 PM to 5.30 PM.

As you can see, your work schedule will permit plenty of time in the evenings to relax or roam or make plans for the next day's work.

Meals – Breakfast from next day after arrival in Ubud. All meals will be provided to those participating in Tianyar program.

Note: The minimum duration for this project is 2 weeks.


Ubud, Indonesia
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Tianyar, Indonesia

    Volunteers will be working in learning centers in Ubud and Tianyar.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Ubud, Indonesia

    In Ubud, volunteers will stay in a homestay. In Tianyar, volunteers will stay in a volunteer house.

  • Nearest Airport
    Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (DPS)


<p>An application fee of $250 is included in the cost.</p>

2 Weeks
16 Weeks
2 Weeks

$800 USD

What’s Included

  • Transfer from Ubud to Tianyar

  • Support from Staff

  • Accommodation

  • All Meals in Tianyar

  • Orientation

  • 2 Nights stay in Ubud – Breakfast

  • Airport Pickup

What’s Not Included

  • Vaccinations

  • Visa Fees

  • Local Transportation

  • Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)

  • Airfare

Project Start Dates

Select Saturdays year round.


Volunteering Solutions is a highly respected and accredited organization that coordinates volunteer abroad opportunities for high school students, individuals, couples, and even corporate groups. They’ve been running volunteer traveling programs since 2006, and in that time, they’ve helped more than 12,000 volunteers complete trips that have been life changing not only for them but also for the people they’ve helped. Volunteering Solutions operates in 19 countries, and provides over 100 types of volunteering and interning options in areas like child care, medical, education, conservation, community development, and much more. By coordinating volunteer efforts with local social welfare organizations around the world, Volunteering Solutions guarantees that your impact truly benefits the people you're there to help.

To help you get the most out of your journey, and to make the trip as safe and stress-free as possible, Volunteering Solutions takes care of the placement, accommodations, travel, meals, and security for each volunteer. That way, you're free to focus your attention on what's important, like helping the community, helping the people, growing as an individual, and exploring a new country, new cultures, and new practices.

Reviews (52)


Dec 03, 2017

To give a summary, the last five weeks have been the most amazing five weeks of my life.
When arriving at the center you are warmly welcomed and shown around. It is a lot to take in because the center is pretty big and there are a lot of animals ...

Xinyi Yang

Sep 27, 2017

It's a interesting journey. In this journey I tried a lot thing that are first time.

Shuwen Tang

Sep 26, 2017

This volunteer experience for me is very meaningful. I was really enjoy the two weeks I spent in Thailand. I knew many new things, the stuffs are all very responsive and the members in our group are very nice. That was a challenge for me to be a volunteer, with ... +more


Sep 25, 2017

The trip was really awesome. It was my first time to go outside Europe and this project was the ideal thing to do for the first time! It is a good combination between different volunteering projects, travelling, and being with international people. The week in Mr. Lee's elephant village ... +more

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