Bali, Indonesia

Asia Exchange is a benefactor of the children’s home Seeds of Hope in Bali. There are volunteering positions available for motivated applicants at Seeds of Hope every year. An educational background in social work, child care or some other suitable field is required.

There are 1–4 interns working at Seeds of Hope at the same time. The length of the internship is 3 months. Volunteers need to be committed and dependable throughout the internship period.

Working at the orphanage means being involved with the children’s everyday lives. Volunteers’ tasks include playing with the children and taking care of them.

Communicating in English is very important and volunteers will also teach English to the children. It’s also beneficial to have some knowledge of playing instruments, singing, as well as sports. Get a glimpse of the life at orphanage from this video.

Seeds of Hope expects volunteers to live in the orphanage during the weekdays. Weekends are free so there’s plenty of time to explore Bali and the nearby islands. You can also inquire about the possibility of living somewhere else. In that case you are responsible for your own rent and other housing costs.

Jessie volunteered in Seeds of Hope during her study abroad semester in Bali. Read more.

Jutta from Finland did her internship at Seeds of Hope. Learn more.


Paying a daily fee for housing and food is quite common when interning or volunteering at a charity destination. These fees are usually spent for the running of the orphanage, maintenance and food supplies. Three meals a day and housing cost around 8 euros a day at Seeds of Hope.

We encourage you to apply for funding from your home institution or from different foundations to cover the costs. Read our tips. Also note that living costs in Bali are very low.


There are volunteering positions available throughout the year but it’s important to apply early.

Applicants send their applications directly to Seeds of Hope. You can get more information here or by contacting the orphanage.

Phuket, Thailand

There are also internships available in children’s homes in Thailand. Asia Exchange supports the children’s home Asia Center Foundation.

Asia Center Foundation offers different placements for interns and volunteers every year. These placements are suitable for students from different kinds of study backgrounds. Most of the internships are targeted for business and marketing students but also e.g. social workers might be needed. Planning and running fundraising is one of the possible tasks.

Desired educational background of the applicant:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing (Social media, website design, design of marketing materials etc.)
  • Any degree that covers the creating and developing of ideas for self-sustaining projects for NGO’s (Non-Government organisations) and/or Community Development Project Management
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Fundraising
  • Interns will be placed at the ACF head offices where they will be able to use their skills and experience in the management, marketing and general running of ACF. ACF is also looking for interns to teach English, dance, drama, art, computer skills and sports activities.

ACF will sponsor a visa for the selected students. Learn more about ACF.


Possible costs should be discussed with Asia Center Foundation directly.


Internships and volunteer positions are available throughout the year.

Send in your application and a CV from here. When contacting ACF, please describe your field of study and the desired length and content of the internship. Apply now!

Volunteer Nepal National Group

Volunteer Nepal National Group (VolNepal) is a local, independent, non-profit organization. VolNepal was founded in 2000 and has registered with the Chief District Administration Office and the Social Welfare Council. VolNepal was created to create and initiate more efficient communication channels between volunteers, community groups and local and international NGOs. The organization works for the betterment of the welfare of less privileged members of the society through various channels. Their work includes sustainable development projects in rural communities, education and capacity building, bettering technological infrastructure and skills, literacy improvement, economically self-sustaining activities, and women’s and children’s issues. Find out more from the VolNepal webpage.

Rainbow Garden Village

Volunteering opportunities in Asia and Africa. In Asia, it’s possible to volunteer or intern in Thailand or Nepal. Learn more at www.rainbowgardenvillage.com