My dream is to have westerners teach English here so that the students can be exposed to different cultures. The most helpful volunteers we need are Teachers and Teaching Assistants. Speaking English with our students helps them develop at a much faster rate. By speaking and learning from you, they can move into better paying jobs as quickly as possible. Sometimes you will lead lessons and classes, but mostly you should support me.
Our foundation is a basecamp for volunteers to stay at and teach English not only at Bright Course Foundation but also support local schools in surrounding villages.
What we offer:
20 hours of help per week
Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.
What you get:
1 day off per week
Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travellers.
If our dorms are already taken by other volunteers we can offer a room at local villagers house for only $3/ night to support villagers
Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.
Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Over 18 years old
Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs
What’s not included:
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
You will stay with us at our homestay and be provided with your own bed and room. The homestay was built to create a source of income for us so that we can use the money raised to support our project. You will also eat with us. You will gain a truly Indonesian experience and an authentic insight into Lombok life. We will welcome you and treat you like family. We can ensure you enjoy your free time too – there is lots to do, some free, and some at a cost – certainly worth it either way. This area is famous for outdoor beauty as it is full of rice fields, mountains, waterfalls, fruit farms and local villages. We are also close to the famous Mount Rinjani. You will be one of few travellers who will have experienced this. We can also take you to meet other local families such as students’ houses in different villages. Here you will be part of our community.
Activities & Shift
You will teach three classes a day beginning at 08.00 am – 01.00 pm, next at 04.00 pm – 05.30 pm then break time, after that will continue at 08.00 pm – 10.00 pm. The total work hours will be about 4-5 hours. We also visit one of the students’ houses on a Sunday to immerse you into the local culture. We spend time with their family and share a meal together. We can happily take you around when not teaching. We can also pick you up at the harbour or airport by organizing your rental transportation/vehicle at a cost.
If you are interested in trekking Mount Rinjani, camping or going on other outdoor activities, we are happy to help organize that for you.
We are located in a rural area of Lombok which maintains strong traditions regarding dress. We would appreciate if all volunteers could bring items of clothing which cover the legs and chest. Light, long pants and t-shirts are great as it is often warm here. When we take you to visit waterfalls or the beach, you may wear shorts and a sleeveless top if you wish. Please keep this in mind when traveling around our village too 🙂
Additional Fee Required
Volunteers contribute about $7 USD per day to cover the cost for the three meals a day we provide, as well as electricity and maintenance of the homestays and the laundry.