Visiting Bali

Bali is one of the most popular island destinations in the world. This beautiful island offers volunteers a variety of options when it comes to activities and landscapes. You have the weekends free to explore and there are many beautiful things to see in Bali as well as in other parts of Indonesia like Kalimantan, Raja Ampat, Jogjakarta and Lombok. In Bali you can go surfing, diving, kite surfing, snorkelling and trekking as well as attend classes on yoga, meditation, cooking and painting.

Whilst Bali is known as a tropical paradise and the ‘Island of the Gods’, it is also part of Indonesia - a developing country, where the vast majority of people live below the poverty line. Volunteering as an occupational therapist in Bali will expose you to the other side of Indonesian life and provide you with a cross cultural experience you will never forget.


Capital Denpasar
Population 4.3 million
Languages Indonesian, Baliense (local dialect)
Currency Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)
Time zone GMT +8
Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Weather ± 30°C and humid. Dry season between May to September and wet season between October to April.

Bali Tradition

Health and Safety of Volunteers in Bali

Bali is generally a safe place for volunteers and students. Having said that, keep in mind to avoid scammers and anyone selling drugs or illegal alcohol. When swimming in the ocean, stay away from areas with red flags, which signify dangerous currents.

Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Cases of consumption of alcohol adulterated with harmful substances, such as methanol, and drink-spiking have been reported in local bars and restaurants.

Balinese Dancer

Our staff will help you with your visa application as it depends on how long you will be here, as to which visa will suit you best. If you are coming for less than 30 days, you may be eligible for a free Visa on Arrival, depending upon which country you are a citizen of. As of April 1, 2016, there is a short visa exemption for 30 days for the following purpose:

  • Leisure and tourism
  • Family
  • Social
  • Art and cultural
  • Government visit
  • Giving lecture or attend seminar
  • Attend a meeting held by head office or Representative office in Indonesia
  • Continue journey to another country
  • Foreigner with visa exemption facilities will be granted Visit Stay Permit for 30 (thirty) days. It is not extendable and cannot be converted into another type of stay permit. This information is still valid as of May 2017.

You must have:

  • A valid passport with minimum validity of 6 (six) months
  • Return or through ticket

For more information, please contact us.