Voluntariados in Bali/ Indonesia

Volunteering with CW Abroad is the best way of learning about Sri Lanka’s people, culture, and diversity. By working along with local citizens, volunteers gain first-hand insight and experience about the country. It is our greatest objective, both of CW Abroad and our local partners, that everyone makes the best out of the experience and learns valuable lessons from it.

 

Volunteers usually find themselves in a situation where the ways of thinking and communicating are completely different to their own, so this is an enriching experience to learn from others. What really counts is that volunteers are energetic, resourceful, respectful, and creative. They can also enjoy Sri Lanka’s wonderful landscapes with beaches, mountains, forests and lots of historical locations; all of that is placed within the tiny area it occupies.

 

Volunteering projects in Sri Lanka currently include the following options for future participants to choose from: Teaching English in Public Schools, Working with Children with Special Needs, Working with Children in Kindergartens and Orphanages, and Medically Assisting in Tea Plantations.

 

Some possible locations that volunteers can choose for their experiences are: Galle, on the south-west cost; Badulla, 230km from Colombo, near the central hills of Sri Lanka; and Wattala, a big suburb that is very close to the city center of Colombo.

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.

 

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.

Working with Children with Special Needs

The vocational training center carries out formal classes for children with special needs who need to develop their skills. Volunteers from various backgrounds are welcome, as they can choose artistic, technical or other skills to work on and share. They can also share their experiences and enthusiasm with children who not always have the chance of attending formal schooling or vocational training for free.

You may enjoy this program in Badulla, a location in the north of Sri Lanka. This place can be reached with a 12-hour train from Colombo, which is also a great idea to look at the new scenery and have a view of the landscape. The train leaves every day at 5:30am from Colorado Fort Train Station, except on Sundays, and its price is around Rs 1000 (20 USD). The local team that will await you may book your tickets in advance if you please. They will also meet you at the airport and lead you to the train, which we highly recommend because of the gorgeous landscapes you can see throughout your journey.

Please note that vocational schools are on holiday during April, August and December. If you plan to participate in this program during these periods, please contact us to arrange the best dates for you.

 

Education Program

This project involves working with native teachers from Sri Lanka and assisting children in learning English and IT skills. The main objective of this program is to offer young students a basis for further learning and education. Its core activities include teaching basic computer lessons and teaching English for different levels. Volunteers also need to create lesson plans and assessment tests, and also assist with clerical tasks.

You may enjoy this program in Badulla, a location in the north of Sri Lanka. This place can be reached with a 12-hour train from Colombo, which is also a great idea to look at the new scenery and have a view of the landscape. The train leaves every day at 5:30am from Colorado Fort Train Station, except on Sundays, and its price is around Rs1000 (20 USD). The local team that will await you may book your tickets in advance if you please. They will also meet you at the airport and lead you to the train, which we highly recommend because of the gorgeous landscapes you can see throughout your journey.

Please note that schools are on holiday during April, August and December. If you plan to participate in this program during these periods, please contact us to arrange the best dates for you.

 

Pre-School Education

Thanks to our kindergarten projects, volunteers have the chance to meeting children from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. The activities that volunteers help in include some of the following: monitoring attendance, teaching the alphabet, teaching children how to count, developing artistic and creative activities.

Volunteers also assist in monitoring hygiene and educating kids about personal care, helping them during meal times, playing games and developing the children’s wellbeing through physical activities.

Volunteers may choose in which location they would like to participate in this program, and the current options are Badulla, Galle and Wattala.

Although formal requirements are not needed to join this program, it is highly recommended that you take a 120-hour TEFL course before volunteering. Contact us for more information about this.

Please note that kindergartens are on holiday during April, August and December. If you plan to participate in this program during these periods, please contact us to arrange the best dates for you.

 

 

Healthcare and Medical

Medical volunteers can choose placement in Badulla, Galle and Wattala. In the last two locations, placement is based in private hospitals with approximately 100 beds including inpatient and outpatient units. Around 300 to 700 patients visit the hospitals daily for different medical treatments. Throughout their stay, volunteers will work along with an appointed nurse or doctor.

Volunteers that choose Badulla will be placed in a center for pregnant mothers, an elderly care facility or a mental disability ward. These are not hospitals, but volunteers will still be able to work with local medical professionals. Badulla is a location in the north of Sri Lanka. This place can be reached with a 12-hour train from Colombo, which is also a great idea to look at the new scenery and have a view of the landscape. The train leaves every day at 5:30am from Colorado Fort Train Station, except on Sundays, and its price is around Rs1000 (20 USD). The local team that will await you may book your tickets in advance if you please. They will also meet you at the airport and lead you to the train, which we highly recommend because of the gorgeous landscapes you can see throughout your journey.

We encourage volunteers with medical or nursing backgrounds to apply, as those with medical certifications can get registered by the Ministry of Health. The responsibilities of each volunteer and project depend on each of their own qualifications, experience and the needs of each medical facility. It is worth mentioning that most volunteers only help with minor tasks, although those who have full medical degrees often have more opportunities to interact with patients and administer care.

 

Working With Children

Many children in Sri Lanka are left orphaned and uncared for because of poverty or a very low standard of living. They live in orphanages, but these places are very poor in their resources. Volunteers who join this project help the staff working at the orphanage with their daily routines such as bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting the children. They also organize physical activities, provide education regarding personal and environmental hygiene and cleaning duties. Based on their experience, volunteers may also give English lessons and help older kids with their homework.

Volunteers may choose in which location they would like to participate in this program, and the current options are Badulla, Galle and Wattala. They need to follow a very strict dressing code; they should dress conservatively, and wear knee length clothing and appropriate tops.

Please note that this project involves working with children at risk, so volunteers need to commit to this program for at least three-weeks.

 

Precios:

 

Duración del voluntariado (semanas) 1 2 3 4 6
Entrenamiento vocacional USD 200 USD 325 USD 475 USD 575 USD 675
Enseñanza y Asistencia en escuelas USD 200 USD 325 USD 475 USD 575 USD 675
Educación Pre-escolar USD 200 USD 325 USD 475 USD 575 USD 675
Programa Médico USD 350 USD 525 USD 725 USD 875 USD 1075
Programa en el Orfanato - - USD 475 USD 575 USD 675

 

*TASA DE REGISTRO: Por favor nota que todos nuestros programas tienen una tasa de registro de USD 249, la cual se suma a la tasa de organización del programa. Este es nuestro ÚNICO ingreso y tiene una validez de 12 meses desde el comienzo del programa.  Todos los gastos correspondientes a transferencias online o bancarias no están incluidos y deben ser cubiertas por el voluntario. Puedes calcular el valor en tu moneda usando este conversor: currency convertor. Por favor lee nuestra política de devolución.

 

 

¿A donde va tu dinero?

 

Tasa de registro:  El pago de esta tasa asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye nuestra asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viaje, el monitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamos, el pago de los salarios del staff de Voluntarios al Mundo,  nuestra guía informativa y costos de Marketing. Este es el ÚNICO ingreso que recibimos de la organización de tu programa y es lo que nos permite seguir trabajando para ofrecer programas únicos y accesibles.

 

Tasa de organización del programa: Incluye el alojamiento en una casa de familia y 2 comidas por día, el traslado desde el Aeropuerto, reunión de orientación, paquete de bienvenida, teléfono de emergencia 24/7 y costos administrativos locales.

 

Que no incluye? Los aéreos, comidas, seguro médico, visas y vacunas (si son requeridas), transporte dentro del país, excursiones y gastos personales. Nuestros participantes de Bali usualmente encuentran suficiciente USD 40 por semana para sus gastos personales.

 

*En algunos programas puede variar la inclusión de comidas y el transporte, por eso por favor chequea la información específica de cada programa.