In this world, most of us are blessed because we have a home, a career, decent living conditions, the mod cons of daily living, time to enjoy all that life has to offer and so much more. But there are segments of our society that are not so lucky. They face the rigors of day to day living and each day is trying in itself. People are so busy with their own busy lives that more often than not, this realization does not find any place in their already full schedules. But there are people who do understand that the developing countries have problems of their own and they need help in any way possible. Volunteer work is one such avenue where people can give back to the society.
The first requirement of a volunteer is to actually want to help. Once decided, then there are a lot of options available for volunteer work in the world today. Developing Asian countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, etc. are countries where they need all the help they can get to improve their society. If you have a penchant for working as a volunteer Bali is the place for you. Bali is paradise on earth albeit a paradise where the people need help in improving their lot in life. Despite rapid economic progress, Indonesia still has about 70% of its population living in poverty. Fishermen and farmers live in isolated areas where they are don’t have good support and infrastructure.
These are the people who need assistance in learning how to cope with their situation and how best they can use the given circumstances to their advantage. IVI or Involvement Volunteers International is an independent organization that does a lot of work in countries that need help. They have properly planned programs for volunteers which include transportation, and accommodation. They also take into consideration that along with work, the volunteers would like to imbibe some of the local flavors as well. For a nominal fee, you get to mix with the local community, learn about them and assist in the many projects that are being carried out keeping the locals’ welfare in mind.
Volunteer work in Bali has many advantages. The country has a unique culture which is best experienced when you participate in its day-to-day living. There are over 300 ethnic groups settled there and each has their own unique cultural facets. A volunteer in Bali will find that along with the pleasure of helping those in need, the whole experience is one filled with a sense of satisfaction and a sense of having contributed to humanity. In fact, not just that but with the diverse art forms, the rich culture and all the volunteering, Bali is truly an experience of a lifetime. In fact, you may keep coming back for more, such is the impact of the country on your senses.
Bali is a beautiful and it promises so much more than what you see. For volunteers, it is a win-win situation.