Bali Medical Mission
International volunteer opportunity available for healthcare therapist
Our goals are yours
Help providing free health care assistance to children with disabilities
Share the experience with professional colleagues and with the local families
Learn with the training modules through Hands with Heart Academy
Hands With Heart Foundation is an international volunteering program collaborating osteopaths, physiotherapists and optometrists. The program is open to expansion to all healthcare professionals seeking to treat patients, while also assisting in the development broad range of services at the centres.
We offer healthcare and wellbeing advice for children and young adults with disability, special needs and for those who are economically disadvantaged. By working with new professional modalities and incorporating them into a daily approach, we aim to help the kids to reach the potential by developing a social sustainability program as well as the skills to become self-reliant.
Why a Medical Mission with Hand with Heart in Bali (Indonesia)?
On a Medical Mission with us, you will have the opportunity to provide free healthcare assistance to children with disabilities and health education to their families, communities and local therapists.
The jungle in Bali (Indonesia) is a remote area where resources and services are limited or difficult to access.
By sharing the experience with colleagues from your same profession or similar and being in an international environment, in another country with an unfamiliar geographical space like the jungle and different beliefs, behaviour and culture you’ll play a fundamental role in providing specialised healthcare to local people.
"Make a difference"
Bali Medical Mission
- Provide free healthcare to children with disabilities.
- Collaboration with local associations, therapists and universities.
- Duration from 10 days.
- Introduction courses by Hands with Heart Academy.
All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance.
This medical mission is ideal for:
All Healthcare professionals are welcome (including students).
Mainly those with clinical experience in the field of neuro-paediatric, manual medicine, and rehabilitation.
What to expect and how will you make an impact as a volunteer?
Providing healthcare practices to children with disabilities, their families and local therapists can go a long way in supporting the wellbeing of children throughout their lives. Volunteers teaching these important skills can make a meaningful difference to children in underserved communities who may not otherwise have access to this kind of information, treatments and suffer for it.
There is also a great opportunity for you as a qualified health professional to share and learn with other colleges from other countries and health professions and to learn from the local community at the same time.
Hands with Heart contribute as a NGO to SDG #3, #4, #5, #10 and #17 with healthcare assistance for vulnerable children with disabilities in remote areas.
Accommodation and location general information
We always seek to offer maximum comfort to our volunteers since we understand that they need a place to rest physically and emotionally.
- 2 volunteers will be assigned per room with its own private bathroom.
- The accommodation is located in an area where you can walk to bars, restaurants, shops, banks and laundries.
- Except in Talamanca (jungle), the accommodation will always have: air-conditioning, hot water and Wi-Fi.
- It is recommended to arrive at least 1 day before the mission start
- Contact with the place of accommodation is available to make reservations in case you want to arrive before the start of the Mission, with a special discount.
- If you need a trustworthy person to pick you up from the airport, let us know.
- We will try to meet the food needs of each volunteer. Although we cannot always guarantee 100% that they can be achieved. There will always be a vegetarian option.
- Part of the experience is based on knowing their gastronomic culture.
- In most cases, local meals are based on rice (Fried rice with vegetables).
- The food is not spicy or overly seasoned.
- Bottled water will always be provided.
Bali Medical Mission program
Day 1 – Registration and welcome event
Day 2, 3, 4, 5 – Healthcare assistance at Day Care Centers and Guided Home Visits
Day 6 – Day off, optional tourist activity.
Day 7, 8, 9, 10 Healthcare assistance at Day Care Centers and Guided Home Visits
Day 10 Closing event.
Essential country information
Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)
Weather and climate
Bali has a tropical climate with year-round warm weather and an average temperature of 30°C (86°F). High humidity can be expected during the wet season from October to April. The dry season is between the months of May and September and has the lowest humidity.
Summary – the mission includes:
- Breakfast & lunch
- Local transport
- Cultural immersion
- Training program
- On-line classes
- On-site guidance
- Personalised preparation tools, guides and checklists.
- Certificate of Hands with Heart
- Medical insurance
- PCR test
- Airport Transfer