YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.
Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome
Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet
where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well
as while you're on your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all
we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome,
elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're
used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should
be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all
our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country:
When you arrive you'll be welcomed by a member of the team who will take you to
and introduce you to everyone.
CLIMATE, CULTURE AND COSTUME:
You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68
to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. From December to March, the West monsoon can
bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains
start during the night and pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is
low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you'll
have hardly any rain in the coastal areas. That said, Ubud is in the mountains and
has a unique microclimate where you can expect cloudy skies and showers throughout
the year. Sometimes you’ll even need a sweater or light jacket after the sun sets!
Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese Culture and Balinese Traditional are still charming
and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders
and knees. Especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a Ceremony
LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:
Travel to the Island of the Gods - Bali - and step into a photograph of natural
and social luxury. This perfect island getaway offers Idyllic beaches surrounded
by luscious fields of green, endless colourful festivals and the best shopping in
- Relax on Padang Padang beach – Winner of the travelers choice 2013
- Attend a Night tour of the Bali Zoo, home of the 3 legged Bengal Tiger.
- Learn how to surf in Kuta and party all night long at the wild Potato head club.
- Bathe in the famous holy waters of Pur Tirta Emoul
- Taste the chocolate at Big Tree Farm bamboo chocolate factory
PROJECT LOCATION: UBUD
UBUD IS Bali’s centre of music, food, and arts and home to many Island designers
and glitterati. It was made famous by the New York Times Best seller and movie:
Eat, Pray, Love, which described Ubud as “Idyllic” and the final destination where
Julia Roberts found true love.
- Walk through the dense Jungle of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary like Indiana
- Visit Ubud's Royal Palace and stay for its nightly live performances
- Go to the Bali Botanical Day Spa and visit the Botanical Gardens
- Visit Petula at 6pm to watch thousands of Herons and egrets fly home. (A sign of
Good luck in Bali)
Night Life in Ubud:
Jazz Café: Most popular nightspot in all of Ubud, Chillout lounge: Lonely planet’s
Lebong Café: Your Reggae and rock nightlife hub, Bar Luna: The artists and writers
ONLY FOUND IN INDONESIA - YOUR BUCKET LIST!
- Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park: The scariest and most amazing volcanic views
on planet earth.
- Komodo National Park: Home of the Giant Prehistoric Komodo Dragon
- Raja Ampat: The world’s best scuba diving destination, with 75 % of the world coral.
- Lake Toba: The larges volcanic lake in the World.
- Sumba: Home to the last megalithic cultures
- Lorentz National Park: Has a permanent Glacier
- Borodudur: One of the largest Buddist temples in the world
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 167 active volcanoes through-out the archipelago of Indonesia?
The second largest tropical rain forest in the world can be found here?
Indonesia has a population of 240 million people, 300 ethnic groups and 500 languages
She is home to the prehistoric Giant Komodo Lizard, Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran
Tiger, alongside the world’s tallest flowers, the Titan Arum. – How amazing is that?
REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Indonesia is still a developing country thus the living standard falls short of
what we are used to in the West. The Balinese culture and heritage is totally different
to Western cultures. However, the people are very friendly and will
help you all they can, and, of course, you will be well looked after during your
Our projects in Bali are worthwhile and lots of fun, and you're sure to have a wonderful
time during your stay - your adventure has begun :-)