The path for children throughout the developing world is undoubtedly found in education. Volunteers in our Teaching English Project make a real improvement in the lives of Balinese children by progressing their English language ability, making it easier for them to further education in the future. This project is all about the kids, but make no mistake, this will be an important learning experience for our volunteers and students alike.
A Day In The Life – Volunteer in Bali
Our volunteers are placed in a variety of different Balinese schools. Most volunteers follow the normal school day routine, though sometimes volunteers are asked to assist and spend time with the teaching staff outside of regular hours. The average day will involve a number of classes where the focus on speaking and listing will be utilized to help the children improve their communicative English abilities. Volunteers work in tandem with Indonesian faculty to make the learning experience as beneficial as possible for the students. Bali Volunteer Tasks & Skills
Volunteers are expected to help teach basic English as a second language (ESL). Helping with the learning of vocabulary is very important for ESL learners and volunteers are encouraged and welcomed to use music, games and other interactive activities to make the learning experience as fun and as beneficial as possible. A friendly, outgoing personality is a plus, as it will help the kids warm up to you.
Assisting in the English education of Balinese children will be the mainstay of your duties as a volunteer, however you may also find yourself asked to helping out in other work at the school. When your students are preparing for exams you may be asked to help out with prep. During exam time, you may be asked to assist in proctoring and grading exams. Basically, volunteers are asked to become a part of the school community and help out in all areas as to where they can be off assistance.
Volunteer in Bali – Making a Difference
By teaching English in Bali your first priority will be to advance your student’s language abilities as much as possible throughout the duration of your project. Although challenging at times, your experience will also be rewarding, and will ultimately enrich the lives of your students. For the children the mere exposure to a western or native speaker of English is of huge benefit, while the progress made through new teaching methods is also a major plus.
The ability to speak and understand English is becoming more and more crucial to the lives of the Balinese, where it seems the entire economy rests on tourism and the foreign influx of money and interest. Anything the children learn in your class will benefit them significantly in years to come.
Not only can you enrich the students’ lives during your volunteer project in Bali, you can also be of assistance to the teachers. For our volunteers, this is an possibility to bring exciting and unique activities in the classroom and exchange thoughts and ideas with Balinese teachers.
School Year Breaks
The school year in Indonesia begins in mid-July and ends in the beginning of June. There is also a few week break in December. The exact dates of these breaks vary from year to year. For these reasons, we do not provide placement in our teaching English project during these breaks (June to mid-July, and December). However, other breaks may come up. Friends for Asia is not responsible for these breaks in the school year, and volunteers in the teaching project must remain flexible to breaks, holidays and ceremonies that come up.
The minimum age requirement for volunteers in this project is 18. No formal teaching qualifications are required to teach English at a Balinese school. We do, however, ask for our volunteers to be fluent in both written and spoken English and have plenty of enthusiasm, initiative and patience.
Participation in the English Education Volunteer Project starts at $850 for two weeks. Each additional week is $100.
Volunteer Fee Includes
Airport pick up, International Volunteer Accident Insurance, Accommodation during orientation and entire project duration, 2 day Orientation (including Indonesian language lessons, safety and security sessions and a tour of the area), project placement, breakfast everyday, lunch every work day, 24/7 assistance support.
Volunteer Fee Does Not Include
Plane tickets, international medical insurance, cost of transportation between accommodation and school, transport to airport at end of volunteering, dinners.
Interested in this project? Please visit our Volunteer Booking and Info Guide for more information.
Teaching English Volunteer Start Dates for 2014-2015
- August 04, 2014
- August 18, 2014
- September 01, 2014
- September 15, 2014
- October 06, 2014
- October 20, 2014
- November 03, 2014
- November 17, 2014
- December Schools Closed in Bali
- January 05, 2015
- January 19, 2015
- February 02, 2015
- February 16, 2015
- March 02, 2015
- March 16, 2015
- April 06,2015
- April 20, 2015
- May 04, 2015
- May 18, 2015
- June 01, 2015
- June 15, 2015
- July Schools Closed in Bali
- August 03, 2015
- August 17, 2015
- September 07, 2015
- September 21, 2015
- October 05, 2015
- October 19, 2015
- November 02, 2015
- November 16, 2015
- December Schools Closed in Bali