VOLUNTEER

Application Form
To be a volunteer at Narayan Seva Children Home, you need to fill an application form and send to us. 
The Volunteer Application Forrm can be downloaded HERE.



How you can help:
Your presence by itself helps the children expand their minds. Just by being with the children at the project, they will learn about different cultures and countries, and begin to understand that we are all from one universal family. They will learn that though we are from different backgrounds, we are all come from the same supreme entity.
You can also help the children to learn English and creative thinking through games and art. You will participate in and lead all sorts of activities that will help the children to grow and develop their full potential including drawing, painting, handicrafts, song, dance and playing musical instruments.

What you need to know:
Visas
Please note that there have been important changes to Indonesia’s tourist visa policy.
This information was last updated December 1st 2006. Click here to find the most up to date information on visa policy.
For all visitors, your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfil both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.
Countries that do not require a visa to enter Indonesia.  Brunei, Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. 
Countries that are eligible for a Visa-On ArrivalArab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sth Africa, Sth Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA 
Countries that require a visa before entering IndonesiaAll other countries
Visa On Arrival
The cost for a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is US$10 for a stay of up to 7 days and US$25 for a stay of up to 30 days. However if you need to stay for more than a month you may need to get visa from the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
It is important to also note the following:
* The VoA is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa.
* There are six payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments. The visa purchasing system takes approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant. Once you have paid for and received your visa you proceed to Immigration where your visa is processed.

Life in Bali:
Climate
You can expect a pleasant daily temperature of between 20 to 33°C (68-93°F) year-round. From December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains which start during the night pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, there is hardly any rain in the coastal areas. Click here for the current weather.
Environment
In general people in Bali are very friendly, and very respectful to foreigners. Like many places around the world however, you should be cautious when travelling and when in places like bus terminals, taxi stands or public markets, you should be careful of getting cheated.
There are some health issues to be aware of – click here for information.
Language
Indonesian is very similar to Malay. English is not common language, however in the airports and in main tourist areas, generally enough people speak English for non-Indonesian speakers to get around.
Here are some 
basic words you may like to learn to help you get around.
Electricity
The electricity we use is 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim plug. We suggest taking an adaptor for any appliances you may need. Please remember to help us conserve our energy by charging appliances before your arrival. 
Currency
The Indonesian currency is the rupiah. Please note that many of the money changers in Indonesia only accept US$ notes from 2003 and newer and generally do not accept notes older then 2001. So don’t bring old notes.
Click 
here for current exchange rates.
Internet Availability
There are several internet cafés in the town not very far from our project. Currently the cafes charge around 5000 – 6000 rupiah (less than $1) per hour.

Raising funds is one of main struggles we have in order to maintain this project. So you can also help through participating in fundraising activities.

Volunteer Fees:

Our projects are totally supported by charitable donations and volunteer fees. We use this money for paying the tuition fees of children, office expenses and food. During your stay we ask you to pay according to the length of your stay:

One month (or less):
EUR 375 / US$510  / A$530

Each subsequent month:
EUR 250 / US$340  / A$350

This covers your food, accommodation and transportation within our project activities. We feel that these fees are fair and reasonable and go directly to supporting the children and our projects. You will be able to see your donation in action.

If you need a private vehicle, we can help you hire a motorcycle at your own cost (around 40.000 rupiah  or EUR 3.40 per day.)

Items you may like to bring (Donations and fundraising always welcome):
1. Children's vitamins (or vitamins that can be cut)
2. Children's clothes
3. Bed sheets
4. School supplies - stationary and 
5. Water taps (can be purchased locally - please ask Didi)
6. Computer items such as thumb drives. 

Our wish list:
This wish list includes the items we need most here at Narayan Seva.
These items, if donated, would have a serious direct impact on the children here and cut running costs dramatically. Fundraising efforts towards any of these items is desperately needed.

A motorbike

School bus / van

Photocopier
Boundary wall for security
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Cindy van Essen and Wouter Pekela from The Netherlands spent 1 month at Narayan Seva, from mid April to mid May 2007. They write of their time here