Volunteering at an orphanage can be a very rewarding experience! Often orphanages in the developing world are understaffed and underfunded. Volunteers assist with every aspect of running the organization, from feeding children and assisting with homework,
- Denpasar, Indonesia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Year Round
- Program Description:
- The day-to-day activities of a volunteer will vary depending on the needs of the organization as well as the specific interests and skills of the volunteer. International volunteers are out to make a difference, and it is important to keep perspective on your ability and the big picture. Volunteers provide steps toward larger goals. Sometimes in can be difficult to keep that in mind when you see how much work needs to be done. Don't be overwhelmed, the impression that you leave behind is immeasurable. The most successful volunteers are flexible and able to adapt to the daily activities to the given day--remember each day is different!
Volunteering at an orphanage can be a very rewarding experience! Often orphanages in the developing world are understaffed and underfunded. Volunteers assist with every aspect of running the organization, from feeding children and assisting with homework, to playing impromptu soccer games! Most of all, your presence there will help the children gain confidence in their English language skills and help the people running the orphanage to make sure that each child gets the individual attention and care he or she deserves.
- Setting Description:
- For many people, Bali is far and away the most culturally fascinating island in Indonesia. While it is fully and completely a part of Indonesia, it is often spoken of as an entity separate from the rest of the country. Balinese culture is renowned as being unique in its blend of influences from all over Asia and the Pacific. As the home to nearly all of the minority Hindu population in Indonesia, the food is unique in its substitution of pork into traditional Indonesian dishes. Shadow puppetry and Balinese dance take on a unique flavor as well, making this destination an enchanting spot for any traveler.overview emblem As with any tourist destination, however, there is an unseen undercurrent to Bali. Wealth, it would seem, rarely trickles down from high-end casino and hotel owners to the community which surrounds it. There are, behind the glitz of the resorts and the white sand beaches, people with very real needs. Interns and volunteers with ELI have never shied away from using their
- Cost in US$ Varies by Duration Cost Includes Housing In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Language instruction Written materials pre-departure
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