Trip Details

Construction and Renovation Volunteer in Ubud, Bali

With TRU Experience Travel, we take our projects where they are needed. And here in Ubud, Bali, there is a great need for Construction and Renovation Volunteers! In many of the smaller villages in Bali, the communities do not have the benefit of tourism to help their economies to thrive. Subsequently, resources are not readily available for urgent repair and renovation of their public buildings.  However, on this programme, you can help to change that!  In fact, you will help to repair schools, libraries, playgrounds and other buildings that are essential for the development of the local community. Whilst it will be hard work at times, it’s worth every moment, as you work alongside a great dedicated team who really appreciate our volunteers!

Add some Creative Flair to Ubud’s Community Spaces!

Working with a supportive team, you will be tasked with renovating and painting several kindergartens and primary schools around Ubud. This may include anything from painting creative murals, to bricklaying, carpentry, tile laying, painting, landscaping and gardening, Importantly, this project is more suited to active and energetic types, who are happy to get their hands dirty. so our motto here is ‘work hard, play hard’! And, after a busy day, that’s exactly what we expect you will do!

Plan your own Sri Lankan Adventures with New-found Friends!

As you will be staying at our volunteer centre, you will meet many other Bali volunteers who will be on other projects. In fact, our volunteers tend to ‘team up’ and plan their own excursions, with plenty to choose from! Head to Lovina, for some dolphin-watching, trekking, and its hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs. Alternatively, visit Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise, for surfing, diving and snorkelling. Finally, no holiday is complete without some beach time! Kuta – known for its water activities and bustling nightlife, is, truly, the perfect place for a beach party. Whatever you do, you’ll have the perfect base at our accommodation, as a Construction and Renovation Volunteer in Ubud, Bali!

Why be a Construction and Renovation Volunteer in Ubud Bali?

  • Help to breathe some life into Ubud’s tired community buildings
  • Work with a great team and enjoy fun and banter as you help locals
  • Improve your art and renovation skills – and express your inner creative genius!
  • Explore Bali’s idyllic countryside, culture and communities
  • Stay in our comfortable single-gender dorms with meals included

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

You will not be short of things to do on this Construction and Renovation Volunteer project, as you will be going wherever your handiwork is needed! Some of these tasks will include bricklaying, carpentry, tile laying, painting, landscaping and gardening, so it is important that volunteers are willing and able to participate in hard physical and manual labour.

This is a team activity, so being able to work and cooperate as a team player is incredibly important. Throughout the project you will be working and meeting other Bali volunteers, as well as coordinators and local Balinese people, being able to work efficiently and peacefully is a must!

Monday

On Monday, after breakfast, you will start planning your Construction and Renovation Volunteer Bali project with your coordinator. After lunch, you will leave to visit your assigned community location. Finally, at the end of your day, you’ll return to the centre for a meeting to give feedback on your day.

Tuesday to Friday

You will have some free time after you have your breakfast. Thereafter, you’ll head to your project where you will carry whatever construction and renovation activities have been agreed upon.

Evenings and Weekends

Being abroad as a Construction and Renovation Volunteer, you will want to explore this amazing country! You can choose to explore Ubud or simply relax with new friends back at your accommodation. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends during the week and plan their weekend adventures together!

Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Places to Visit

Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Here are some of our top must-see destinations!

The Gili Islands

Here, you’ll find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. In fact, the islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to their abundant marine life.

Nusa Lembongan

This is an island paradise with the clearest waters that you will ever see!  Surfing, diving and snorkelling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy.

Lovina

Lovina is located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, and is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs.

Sanur

This is a stunning 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

Kura is a beach known for its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere, and is a popular destination for our volunteers over the course of their stay!

Uluwatu

This extraordinary temple was built at the edge of a 70-metre high cliff at the edge of the sea and is inhabited by monkeys.

Trip Accommodation

You will be staying at our accommodation in the village of Pejeng Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, this is true Bali, and you will get a good chance to experience typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!

About the Accommodation

The accommodation is located in Pejeng Kaja which has shared rooms, sleeping 4-8 and including facilities such as hot showers and Wifi –  as well as enough space for you to socialise and relax in the evenings. Actually, we have 2 centres in Pejeng – Santi Rahayu and Melati – which are especially furnished with our volunteers in mind. In addition, you can opt for private accommodation, where you will have a private room and attached bathroom. However, these rooms are limited, so do let us know your preferences at the time of booking.

Food Arrangements

Indonesian food is delicious and you can expect to experience a whole new world of flavours during your stay!  Typically, dishes include 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 does, in fact, use a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans). Further, breakfasts usually include pancakes, fresh fruit, and toast. Meanwhile, tea, coffee and purified water are available throughout the day in the house.

Facilities

Our houses are located in Pejeng village and it will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the centre of Ubud. In addition, you’ll find some grocery shops in the village, and a 24hr mini-mart in Ubud centre.

Restaurants and Cafes

If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with international and local cuisine, 20 mins walk from the centre. Also, you’ll find several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other volunteers in the evening.

Swimming Pools

If you fancy a dip, there is a swimming pool which can be reached in 10 minutes by taxi from the centre. In addition, there are also several gyms around the Ubud area to keep yourself fit!

Clinic and Hospital

The clinic UPT Kesmas is open 24hrs and is located in Tampaksiring about 4 km away. It takes about 10 minutes by car and the hospital Ari Canti hospital Rumah Sakit is about 8 km from the centre.

Trip Country Info

Indonesia

Capital: Jakarta
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered.

Bali
Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.

With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.

Flores
Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

Flores, though one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

Climate
Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until March, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting, as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, the weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.

Culture
Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.

A good example of this can be experienced in Bali, where small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) are found in every house, restaurants, stalls and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.

There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.

Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India.

Take a look at our latest gap year volunteer projects in Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering in Indonesia.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

Sturdy Boots/Shoes
Team Player

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa