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Iona Daws takes on Bali!

Iona Daws takes on Bali!

Author -  Iona Daws

I wanted to travel somewhere in the world and it was my first time by myself so felt like having support would be ideal.

Basically, I love meeting new people, and volunteering seemed like a great way to meet people from overseas! I saw an ad on Facebook for the Bali project and I just knew it was something I wanted to do.


I initially enquired when I first saw the ad on facebook and then actually applied for the programme within the same week. After that, half way through March or April, everything was booked and ready to go!

When I arrived in Bali, I thought I'd lost my suitcase! After a brief panic I found it and it was just me being impatient. After that I went through security and customs and everything then went out to try to find my driver, I eventually found him and he took me to get settled in. It was great.

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I gained many experiences from this programme that’ll stick with me for a very long time.

The main ones being the cultural history of Bali and the knowledge of what and how we can help the sea life and turtles. The gorgeous views were something special to me, it was just so incredible. Everyone was extremely friendly, the locals said hello all the time.

Before I boarded the flight I felt naturally nervous and anxious, but this was also accompanied but a lot of excitement, bring on the adventure!

I don't really have one specific moment that stands out above the rest to be honest. The trip is just one massive proud moment for me. The courage I had to do it was the main thing for me, it was my first solo trip away from home and I ended up being completely fine!

IWH-Bali-Volunteeering-Iona-Daws(1).jpg

The volunteering kids

Other people thinking about doing this trip, do it! It really changes you! The turtles especially changed my life, I don't know what it is exactly, but it's just the peace, the quiet, the calm, the views. It was so nice to be in that environment. And the kids? Man they were completely eager to learn. They love meeting new people and are shy at first but incredibly energetic and they're all volunteers as well. They don't have to learn english, but they want too!! It was quite sad to see the turtles but also satisfying in a way, truly a life satisfying trip and I definitely want to go back!!!!

Iona did a customised version Bali Adventure Balance trip with a Culture Week, one week with the Teach Bali project, Adventure Week & Sea Turtle Week.

To find out more about her trip check out:

https://www.iwh.co.nz/volunteer-in-asia-pacific-regions/bali-projects/bali-adventure-balance-trip

Contact us if you'd like your own customised volunteer trip in Bali

Fill out my online form.

Iona Daws takes on Bali!

I wanted to travel somewhere in the world and it was my first time by myself so felt like having support would be ideal.

I wanted to travel somewhere in the world and it was my first time by myself so felt like having support would be ideal.

Basically, I love meeting new people, and volunteering seemed like a great way to meet people from overseas! I saw an ad on Facebook for the Bali project and I just knew it was something I wanted to do.


I initially enquired when I first saw the ad on facebook and then actually applied for the programme within the same week. After that, half way through March or April, everything was booked and ready to go!

When I arrived in Bali, I thought I'd lost my suitcase! After a brief panic I found it and it was just me being impatient. After that I went through security and customs and everything then went out to try to find my driver, I eventually found him and he took me to get settled in. It was great.

IWH-Bali-Volunteeering-Iona-Daws.jpg



I gained many experiences from this programme that’ll stick with me for a very long time.

The main ones being the cultural history of Bali and the knowledge of what and how we can help the sea life and turtles. The gorgeous views were something special to me, it was just so incredible. Everyone was extremely friendly, the locals said hello all the time.

Before I boarded the flight I felt naturally nervous and anxious, but this was also accompanied but a lot of excitement, bring on the adventure!

I don't really have one specific moment that stands out above the rest to be honest. The trip is just one massive proud moment for me. The courage I had to do it was the main thing for me, it was my first solo trip away from home and I ended up being completely fine!

IWH-Bali-Volunteeering-Iona-Daws(1).jpg

The volunteering kids

Other people thinking about doing this trip, do it! It really changes you! The turtles especially changed my life, I don't know what it is exactly, but it's just the peace, the quiet, the calm, the views. It was so nice to be in that environment. And the kids? Man they were completely eager to learn. They love meeting new people and are shy at first but incredibly energetic and they're all volunteers as well. They don't have to learn english, but they want too!! It was quite sad to see the turtles but also satisfying in a way, truly a life satisfying trip and I definitely want to go back!!!!

Iona did a customised version Bali Adventure Balance trip with a Culture Week, one week with the Teach Bali project, Adventure Week & Sea Turtle Week.

To find out more about her trip check out:

https://www.iwh.co.nz/volunteer-in-asia-pacific-regions/bali-projects/bali-adventure-balance-trip

Contact us if you'd like your own customised volunteer trip in Bali

Fill out my online form.
Iona Daws takes on Bali!

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