About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workProgram Description Our project helps to relieve the local communities from some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Under this program, the participants will work under a local coordinator who provides guidance and training alongside local families. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. Through participating in this social project, you will make a difference to the local community by supporting local families and children and providing them with better living conditions. The other side of this project involves a more artistic and relaxed environment where participants are in charge of renovating and creating drawings, and painting in several kindergartens and primary schools around Ubud. This activity is fun and we support your creativity during the process. For all programs, it is imperative to remember that any money raised to help your project when you arrive in Bali will be very well received. Often it is hard for the participants to take too many supplies due to limitations on baggage weight but remember that Bali has some very developed shopping centers where supplies can be bought once you have arrived in the country. This is our recommended and preferred way to contribute to the program. Not only does it mean you do not have to cart the supplies on the plane with you, it means any money you spend will be invested back into the Bali economy. Keep in mind that the program aims to support the local communities and therefore can tasks can change depending on what is most necessary/helpful.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation The Balinese place great importance on family and our houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your newfound language skills. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis. If you select the private accommodation option, you will be given a private room with an attached bathroom. Private villa option, you will have your own room, own toilet, own balcony and even your own kitchen. This is most suitable if you are expecting to spend some quality time all with your family. The number of people that can be accommodated in a private villa is four with kids. Food Arrangements Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
About the project locationYou will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local here and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life roosters crowing and all!
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 210€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme