Programas Especiales in Sri Lanka

Volunteer in Bali and learn about its people and its actual culture away from the touristic resorts. Enjoy this culturally fascinating location, while you volunteer and teach children and other people in need.

 

Although Bali is part of Indonesia, it is commonly thought that it is a separate country. Its people show a wonderful mix of different Pacific Asian cultures. Its most special features are its food, strongly influenced by Hindu traditions, and Balinese dance, a delight to be experienced in this location.

 

Volunteering allows you to get some first-hand insight into the real culture that lies beyond the wealth of touristic spots like hotels or casinos. As part of Connecting Worlds, we want volunteers and interns to bring the best out of themselves while helping locals in different projects that are designed to be sustainable and responsible towards the people and the environment.

 

You can see more projects in the options above. They are updated regularly, so make sure to check on them to always find new opportunities and projects with CW Abroad.

What’s included in our fair-cost policy?

 

All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.

 

The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.

 

Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.

 

Construction and Renovation

This project involves initiatives related to constructing and renovating locations around Ubud, along with a local coordinator who guides and trains volunteers. Some tasks include carpentry, gardening, painting, but also building brick walls and laying ceramic tiles, so it is expected that volunteers are willing to work hard. It is not necessary that volunteers have prior experience in construction-related fields, but that they are in good shape and that they show dedication to ensure that the project will be successful.

Please keep in mind that the minimum duration of this project is two weeks. It also includes an extra charge of US$50 per week (except for the first week) to support the materials, logistics and supervision involved in the program. This surcharge will be included in the Program Free quoted by CW when you apply for this volunteer position.

Teaching

Bali’s growing tourism industry is currently demanding for more speakers of English, and children are the future! They learn English in school, but their possibilities of practicing actual conversation with native speakers is extremely limited, as their teachers are usually local Balinese people. As part of this program, volunteers will plan their classes for two hours in the mornings and will then teach English in the afternoon for three hours. They can choose whether to teach in elementary or secondary schools, and they will have to follow a general syllabus and may have examples of previous materials used by former volunteering teachers. However, volunteers are encouraged to be creative and enthusiastic as the main objective of this program. They can work along with other volunteers in pairs, and they will also enjoy the support of the CW Abroad local team and placement staff. Volunteers do not need special qualifications to be part of this teaching experience, but they will have the opportunity to receive some training in a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course.

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer duration Program Fee USD*
1 week 295
2 weeks 440
3 weeks 585
4 weeks 715
5 weeks 840
6 weeks 960
8 weeks 1190
10 weeks 1420

 

*Please note: All Volunteer programs in Bali attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Discounted program fees, Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund,  administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation in a guest house, 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday, 2 meals per day during the weekends, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels,  transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Personal expenses and International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Bali generally find USD 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses