Here at VP Bali, we believe that education can change a child’s destiny. More than just an international volunteer program, we provide opportunities to empower local Balinese communities through free English classes, recycling events, workshops. Furthermore, we also provide scholarship program, paid-internship, and continuously encourage local business owners to create job opportunities for our students. These opportunities give our students the tools they need to achieve their fullest potential in an ever-changing society, while holding on to the values and respect for the vibrant culture that makes Bali so unique.

Since 2013, over 1000 international volunteers have provided the backbone for our after school English classes. These English classes not only provide the opportunity for Balinese youth to escape poverty, but also encourage them to inspire others and contribute to their own communities as they grow.

The VP Bali Scholarship Program has become a powerful way for us to inspire our older students who are financially struggling to continue their formal education. Through donations and a portion of our volunteer fees, our scholarship program is making a significant difference against the alarming numbers of Balinese adolescents dropping out of school.

For students that are eager to learn and motivated to do more than just learning the English language, we also created opportunities to help at our organization. These extra helpers are chosen by our local coordinators. They are selected on motivation and eagerness to learn, but we also look at their personal and financial situation as we strongly want to support children that are struggling with their financial situation. They help the local coordinators in the schools with classes management, running inventory of class materials, and other administrative tasks. They receive a monthly compensation for their hard work, and at the same time we offer them the possibility to grow within our organization.

Collaborating with local businesses and families, we aim to create self-sustainable community. We encourage businesses to hire our older students and alumni. We hope to further develop this community with both local and international partners who share our values and understand our overarching mission.

EVERYTHING WE DO AT VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS BALI IS FOR THE BALINESE AND WITH THE BALINESE. WE HOPE TO EXPAND OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNING SO THAT ANYONE WHO SHARES THE SAME VISION AND MISSION CAN BE A PART OF OUR VP BALI FAMILY.

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“From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however, makes a life” – Arthur Ashe

We like to think that we only gain by giving back.

Adopting the Balinese values and its premise that community and family is of utmost importance, we aim to inspire and provide opportunities for local Balinese while respecting their culture and way of life that makes this island so unique. Not only providing opportunity for Bali’s youth to escape poverty through free English classes, VP Bali also gives community members and struggling local businesses the chance to work with us, and grow as we grow.

Our mission beyond volunteering begins from the ground up. The close personal relationships that we have developed with our local community members means that we can cater these opportunities to those who need it most. Instead of putting a blanket call out for help, we hear the stories of individuals and families who can truly benefit from working with us, and create opportunities specific to their needs and skillset. Through all of these opportunities, our mission is for them to develop and grow so that they can be self-sufficient long after VP Bali.

Most importantly, we hope to help Bali’s youth, their families, and communities as a whole develop in today’s changing society without losing the daily traditions, the focus on family and religion, and the gentle kindness of their everyday demeanor that make Bali, Bali.

Kimberley Vanderheyden is a passionate advocate on the powerful effects of giving to others and the positive outcomes on both the individual and their community as a whole.

Once a volunteer herself with both children and animals, Kimberley knows firsthand the emotional and personal growth one develops when they give to others. It was these experiences that drove her to provide the same rewarding experience to those wanting to give back and see life through the eyes of another culture.

When first traveling to Bali, she realised that many of Bali’s poorest would never be able to escape poverty because of their inability to go to school. Her new mission became to change the destiny of those less fortunate, while at the same time aligning her idea with important Balinese morals, values and traditions. Kimberley searches for volunteers that share her same values of sparking inspiration and using education to ultimately empower the children of Bali.

Outside of her dedication to VP Bali, she practices these values by supporting her local village and its people through creating jobs and helping local youths who cannot afford university through paid internships. Through all of her endeavors, she aims to create the bridge between hopelessness and opportunity, discovering how to bring the best part of every individual she meets to the surface.

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  • This NGO is immersed quite deeply in the local community. Volunteering with them not only brings volunteers the experience of giving back and working with children but it also provides a deep understanding of the local culture and it makes the experience much better overall.Gonzalo, 26 - Spain

  • I can say safely that my time here were the thirty happiest days in sequence of my whole life. no one of them I wanted to be in another place, with other people or more material goods. Staffs, local people, homestay's people, the children, other volunteers... everyone is very nice, with a big heart and disposition to do the best in this program. Along the time, you start to see that the program is more than providing English classes, is also a big idea able to empower everyone that is evolving by one way.Lidia, 21 – Brazil

  • VP Bali is more than just a volunteer program. It's a full immersive experience that allows you to connect with a beautiful project located in the paradise that Bali is. And this paradise has many challenges to overcome of which education is a key factor. The infrastructure and design of the program made me feel so welcomed and supported, even though I never taught English to children before, that I will highly recommend it to everybody.Felipe, 32 – Venezuela

  • From the moment we got here, we felt like a part of a family. The program is amazing. It is VERY transparrent, so you know exactly where your money goes and so on. It is an amazing non-profit organisation and the children are the best! We had so much fun teaching and playing with them, and I even learned some Bahasa in return (also we got so much love it was unreal)! I would definitely do this again if I get the chance. It has been one of the best times of my life.Sofie, 20 – Denmark