Join Us In Bali, Indonesia To Help Teach Children To Swim

Please join our partner programme for two weeks in July, August or September along with our local partner Swimdo in Bali, Indonesia.

These two weeks will be an intense swimming workshop where we will teach Bali children.

Our volunteer program for the year 2024 will be conducted over six sessions. Each session begins with an airport pick-up on a Saturday and concludes with an airport drop-off the following Friday. The dates for each session are as follows:

  • June 29th – July 12th
  • July 13th – July 26th
  • July 27th – August 9th
  • August 10th – August 23rd
  • August 24th – September 6th
  • September 7th – September 20th

You will also have the opportunity to relax at the beach or join in what Bali has to offer.

Swimdo is a non-profit organisation that aims to reduce the rate of childhood drowning in high-risk communities in Indonesia, the world’s 4th most populous country. They are a group of young-ocean-loving people who want to bring our love of the ocean to the children of Indonesia in a safe and responsible manner. They aim to make children safe around water. Their program addresses and protects against many causes of childhood drowning. Their mission is to protect and enrich the lives of children through aquatic education.

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Location

Why You Will Love This Location

Nestled on Bali’s eastern coast, Keramas, the vibrant headquarters of Swimdo’s operations is a tropical paradise. Lush green hills, coconut palms, and vibrant rice paddies form a mesmerizing backdrop, creating a serene environment for those seeking natural refuge. The air is filled with the sweet scent of tropical flowers, and the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves complete the symphony of this idyllic village.

Keramas is a feast for the eyes and a haven of warm hospitality. The people in Keramas, known for their friendliness, warmly welcome volunteers into their community, traditions, and lives. This genuine connection offers a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion in Balinese traditions. Engaging with local families, participating in ceremonies, and sharing meals forge lasting bonds, enriching the volunteer experience.

Adding to Keramas’s allure is its proximity to Bali’s stunning beaches. Black volcanic sands stretch along the coastline, inviting volunteers to explore the crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. For adventure seekers, world-class surf spots await, providing the perfect setting for riding the waves or simply enjoying the sun-drenched shores.

Keramas is a tropical haven where nature’s beauty, the community’s warmth, and access to breathtaking beaches converge, creating a unique and enriching experience for volunteers dedicated to making a positive impact. Come and join us as a volunteer and see for yourself!

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SwimTayka Project Fundraising Overview

Each volunteer is required to raise a target donation amount to join a SwimTayka programme. We carefully calculate all projected costs for each unique project and then provide volunteers with a fundraising target covering most in-country expenses while excluding airfare costs.

What is Included in the SwimTayka Fundraising Target

  • Accommodation for the entire duration of the project
  • All required in-country ground transportation from arrival to departure
  • The full SwimTayka programme uniform
  • Donations of equipment and supplies to local partners
  • A contribution to SwimTayka administrative costs

What is NOT Included in the Fundraising Target

  • All international and domestic airfare to, from and within the project country
  • Recommended traveller’s insurance to cover illness, injury, or emergency evacuation
  • Any necessary visa application fees, which vary by nationality
  • Optional extended personal leisure travel before/after the project

In summary, volunteers must pay for international flights, visas, insurance and any extra travel, on top of meeting the SwimTayka fundraising target, which covers in-country expenses. Meeting the target ensures we can deliver our programmes while keeping costs low for our local partners.