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Bali Construction

Work in the heart of this Indonesian community, contributing towards construction and renovation initiatives on a variety of local community programmes.

Prices from US$895

The small island of Bali is renowned for its beautiful and varied landscapes, from towering volcanic mountains, vibrant green rice fields, contrasting black and white sand beaches to amazing coral reefs. Bali is also home to plenty of diverse and sophisticated cultural attractions and art forms such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, music and dance. 

Make a positive contribution by assisting communities through the renovation and construction of local community centres and other essential infrastructure on the Frontier-Bali Construction programme. This rewarding work will help provide safe and accessible venues for various administrative, family support and educational purposes within the community. As you stand back and behold the final outcome of your hard work, you will have little doubt as to its value to the local community.   



  • Contribute to valuable renovation and construction projects in impoverished local communities 
  • Immerse yourself in the exotic and traditional Balinese way of life
  • Create some unforgettable memories


  • Good level of physical fitness


Location Bali, Indonesia
Activities Construction projects
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival and transfer to project
Accommodation Volunteer hostel


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country 3 meals a day one weekdays and 2 meals a day on weekends
Airport pick-up
Transfer to project 
Local orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Introduction Week

Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of Bali, in respect of which you will visit many local sites of special interest such as nearby markets and places to sample the local cuisine. These are all ways to help you familiarise yourself with Indonesian customs and meet the local people, as well as hopefully to learn some key phrases to help you get by. Following this wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in your new surroundings, your volunteer briefing will begin along with language classes and cooking lessons throughout the week.

Construction Work

Throughout your placement you will be involved in a range of building and renovation activities, including decorating and maintaining various structures in the villages surrounding Ubud such as community centres, schools, libraries and playgrounds. You could be involved in a range of activities from digging, removing dirt, laying bricks, carpentry, painting, laying tiles and maybe even doing some landscaping and gardening. 
You will work with your fellow volunteers under a local foreman who will provide you with all the training you will require and any guidance you may need while on the project. You will work closely alongside members of the local community which is a great chance to get to know the local people who will directly benefit from your efforts. As the work is of a physical nature and may be challenging at times, it is important that you have a good level of personal fitness. Your work schedule may also change at relatively short notice as a result of the weather and other local conditions, so that a flexible approach is also essential.   


Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, on the Sunday, you will be met by a staff member from our local partner organisation and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest, staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Please be sure to arrive between 6am and 8pm to qualify for a pickup. Pickup is available at an extra cost if you need to arrive outside these times.


Throughout your placement you will be staying at our volunteer centre in Ubud with your fellow volunteers. The accommodation will be basic but of course clean, secure and comfortable and you will have access to all the basic facilities you’ll require during your stay. Spend the evenings relaxing with your new friends or exploring the surrounding area. 



You will be provided with three meals a day during the week and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. Food will be typically Balinese, consisting of a fusion of Indonesian and Chinese styles, some of the most popular dishes being nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice with a fried egg on top) and mie goreng (fried noodles with egg). Another Indonesian favourite is Satay (spicy marinated thin slices of meat, threaded onto a skewer, barbecued, and served with a spicy peanut sauce). 

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Bali has a huge range of additional adventure and cultural activities to offer outside your project time. Why not take a visit to some remote villages and mingle with the locals, take a rainforest canopy tour and if you’re feeling more adventurous there is even the opportunity to go white water rafting. Alternatively you could use your time off to go island hopping, scuba diving, volcano trekking, or take wildlife safaris in the National Parks.

After all that you will undoubtedly want to relax in one of Bali’s many spa resorts or pristine beaches. All of these activities can easily be arranged with one of the many local providers, with the resutl that your contribution to the local economy is even more significant.


2 weeks US$895

Extra week US$395


Please arrive on either the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month. The project begins on the Monday.

Please be aware that weekly Sunday arrival dates are available for July only

Bali Holidays - there will be no project activities on these days:

28th and 29th March - Nyepi and Balinese New Year #

Monday 3rd-Friday 7th April- Hindu Holiday Galungan

Monday 10th-Friday 14th April- Hindu Holiday Kuningan

Wednesday 29th June - Pagerwesi 

Monday 3rd-Friday 7th April- Hindu Holiday Galungan

Monday 10th-Friday 14th April- Hindu Holiday Kuningan

Wednesday 17th August - Indonesia Independence Day 

Wednesday 23rd August - Hindu Holiday

Friday 2nd December - Pagerwesi 


2 weeks +


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day on weekdays and 2 meals a day on weekends
  • Airport pick-up
  • Transfer to project
  • Project orientation & training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Denpasar Bali (DPS)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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