What's Included in Your Placement Fee?
Please click on each heading for a full breakdown of what's included.
✔︎ Homestay Accommodation & Meals
You'll "live like a local" in a quaint and gorgeous traditional Balinese village with a family and some of your teammates during the working week. Your room and facilities will be shared with your teammates and you'll have the chance to really get to know your homestay family during your downtime or over breakfast or dinner, which is provided Monday morning to Friday morning.
You'll be out and about for lunches and, of course, weekends are yours to explore the exquisite island of Bali!
Our incredible, experienced team will be there to support you the whole time and are on call 24/7.
✔︎ Training & Talks
The Bali Placement's first week is spent training you appropriately so that you can work effectively in a differnt culture and country. You'll also get to participate in weekly workshops, which explore alternative mental health treatment methods more commonly utalised in Indonesia like meditation and hypnotherapy.
✔︎ Professional Reference
We are happy to proivide you with a reference upon completion of your placement. Our references have gone a long way to helping previous volunteers secure exciting career opportunites and you can see some of these success stories here.
✔︎ Certificate of Learning
To acknowledge your hard work and commitment throughout your placement we'll give you a certificate to prove to your friends and family that you weren't on holiday. You've worked hard, time to celebrate you!
✔︎ Adventure Break
This is a truly unique experience where you'll get to really experience Balinese culture up close. Two days are spent in picturesque hand-thatched bamboo huts in the jungle right next to a babbling brook. Here you'll get involved in a variety of local customs as well as white water rafting and hiking through your stunning surroundings.
Local transport doesn't really exist in Bali, so we've organised drivers and private transportation for you to get to and from your projects and workshops.
✔︎ SLV.Global Mental Health Fund donation
5 - 15% of placement fees go to our charity branch, which supports grassroots organisations on the ground in the countries where we work. This way you're able to contribute to the work of promoting positive mental health within the local community and beyond long after your placement concludes. By supporting local charities and NGOs directly, we can ensure that the impact we have in a country is as sustainable and effective as possible.
What's Not Included?
Approximately £550 - £850 (depending on country of origin)
✗ Social Visa
£35-£70 (dependant on country of residence) As we're not tourists in Bali we can't volunteer on a Tourist Visa. This Social and Cultural Visa means you're complying with local laws and is essential to you joining our team. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date.
✗ Travel Insurance
Safety first!! £30 - £70
✗ DBS or equivalent
Safeguarding our service users is paramount. Therefore all volunteers must provide a valid DBS, or equivalent, which costs £25 in the UK.
Please check with your doctor about recommended jabs/shots and remember to mention that you'll be working in a medical environment.
✗ Project Resources
Resources are session-dependant and volunteers all pitch in together. The best way to save money here is to get creative with your sessions so you're not relying on arts and crafts, where the materials can be costly and that you share resources with your teammates. We estimate you will need about £5 per week for resources.
✗ Spending Money
Volunteers find their own accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights, and this is an amazing chance to explore the island. Bali is a tourist destination, so it's not dirt cheap, but it's still quite affordable to explore at £80-£100 per week. That said, there are more Kardashian-esque villas than you could count, so if you wanted to do your weekends BIG that's also an option.
Approximate Fee Breakdown
After your interview, if awarded a place on our team, a non-refundable Placement Acceptance Fee is required to secure your place, which is payable within a week of your placement offer. Your full Placement Fee is due eight-weeks before departure.
Did you know you can fundraise for your placement? Have a look at our Fundraisers' Hall of Fame for some inspiration from past volunteers who have successfully raised the funds!