BALI CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 210€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme
- Code : G/IDN/BCR2017
- Dispo : 4M / 5F (Total Part 35)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Construction and Renovation project supports small village communities in and around Ubud. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. We generally work on schools, centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions. Our project helps relieve them of some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Volunteers work under a local foreman (coordinator) who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other volunteers. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. All information about the project and various activities will be provided to you by our local coordinator on arrival. Volunteers will not be given project preference and are required to join ongoing and existing projects or carry out other construction and renovation work as required by the local community. Skills Required You should active and energetic. You should be interested in working hard under sometimes hot and difficult conditions and getting your hands dirty. You need to be creative as this will make the project more interesting. You must be respectful of Balinese culture and adapt to its lifestyle while in Bali. You should be a team player and be able to cooperate and work peacefully and efficiently with coordinators and other volunteers. You should have a cheery disposition and smile as much as possible
Volunteers will be accommodated in one of Green Lions’ volunteer houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. The Balinese place great importance on family and the volunteer houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your new-found language skills. There is a pool in a nearby guesthouse, which you can use for US$3. Volunteers can expect to share a room (dormitory style) with four to eight other volunteers. The bathroom is shared, with a hot water shower and western toilets. For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. There are three option of accommodation upgrade below: 1.Single room 2.Private room (private toilet) 3.Private Villa ( private toilet, Kitchen and Balcony) All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. The volunteer must share taxis for long distance trips and walk for the short distance trips. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their 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 (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. We provide for 3 meals during weekday and 2 meals during weekend.
Our houses are located in Penestanan village and it will take about 1015 minutes to reach the center of Ubud. All facilities that you could want are within easy access of our accommodation. There are ATMs and a 7/11 within 1 minute walk away. The guest house is located 100m from Khao San road, the busiest and liveliest backpacker’s hotspot. In Ubud there are good grocery stores, 24 hour stores and plentiful small, family run shops where you will be able to find everything that you need. If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with high standards of both international and local cuisine. There are several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other participants on your spare time. There are two swimming pools, both located a five minute walk from our center. There are several gyms around our housecenter. Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Several popular destinations that you can reach by taxi are: The Gili Islands, where you will find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. The islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to its abundant marine life. Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise with one of the most clear waters that you will ever see and where you can find peace and completely relax. Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy. Lovina, located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, it is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs. Sanur, a stretch of beach in southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII. Kuta, a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere. Uluwatu, a temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys.
Fee of 210 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), volunteers should participate to the Introduction Week (175€) in order to start the programme. COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at DPS (Denpasar International Airport): on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm). 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 volunteers 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. (contact us for more information on supply needs)