Volunteer in Indonesia


Early childhood development program
Java and South Sulawesi       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Education for children, especially in early childhood is very important for their development. For families who live in the city, the time for teaching their children is quite limited since the parents are busy working. Kindergarten is the early childhood formal educational level (under 6 years old). The Kindergarten curriculum is focused on the provision of educational stimulation to assist the growth and development of mind and body so that the children are ready to enter the next educational level. The kindergartens in Indonesia host children from 4 to 6 years old. The students are given lessons based on their level. The lessons aim to improve children’s creativity and raise their interest in learning though variety of approaches such as tact, values, social, religious, emotional, physical, motoric, cognitive, language, art, and independence. These schools are located in the urban setting of some cities such as Semarang, Salatiga, Makassar, Jepara, etc.

The volunteer will be teaching basic English by organizing games and entertaining activities for the children. This will include organizing sport activities, creating other activities that would enrich the children's skills, and helping in extra activities such as cooking, making compost, etc.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English to primary school students in Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: In the recent years, the primary schools in Indonesia started developing some new programs. The International program is designed to facilitate the students who wish to employ English as their main language of communication in class. The regular class activities are Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 1 pm. After 1 pm, the students are given choices to participate in some club activities provided by the school. There are sports, music, art, English club, Mathematics club, computers, boy scouts. The schools are located in the urban setting of some cities such as Semarang, Makassar, Salatiga, etc. The primary school system in Indonesia has 6 grades based on the ability and the age of the students. There are about 20 to 30 students in each class. The students are 6–12 years old.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding basic English conversation classes. The volunteer is expected to motivate and encourage the students to practice their English skills. In addition, intercultural learning activities such as arts and music will be very much welcomed.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites such as Chinese town, temples, and beaches.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English to high school students in Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. Most of the schools are located in urban centers.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Early childhood education in Rural Java
Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Kindergarten is the early childhood formal educational level (under 6 years old). The Kindergarten curriculum is focused on the provision of educational stimulation to assist the growth and development of mind and body so that the children are ready to enter the next educational level. The kindergartens in Indonesia host children from 4 to 6 years old. The students are given lessons based on their level. The lessons aim to improve children’s creativity and raise their interest in learning though variety of approaches such as tact, values, social, religious, emotional, physical, motoric, cognitive, language, art, and independence. These schools are located in the rural area, mostly in small villages, with less public facilities (banks, malls, and internet).

The role of the volunteer will be to assist local teachers in supervising the children in class as well as arranging educative program such as music, singing, dancing, art, drawing, handicrafts and introduction of basic English as a foreign language.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Primary school education in rural Indonesia
Java and South Sulawesi       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Primary school is the first step in formal education level after kindergarten. It is compulsory education that every child has to take. This educational level is not merely about knowledge but also about other aspects such as character building. Teachers and parents are having important role in leading their children. In this level, raising discipline among students and growing understanding on the need of education are important. Furthermore, this is the time to prepare students of kindergartens for elementary level and to prepare students of elementary school for the higher level of education. The schools are located in the rural area and some of them are located on mountain slopes. Most of the students' parents are working in the private sector such as farming or trades, etc.

The volunteer will be teaching basic English by organizing games and entertaining activities for the children. This will include organizing sport activities, creating other activities that would enrich the children's skills, introducing the volunteer’s culture and intercultural learning and exchange.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites such as Chinese town, temples, and beaches.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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High school education in rural Indonesia
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. The schools are located in the rural area.

The volunteer will organise intercultural activities like games, music, presentations, discussions, etc. The aim is to motivate the students to actively use their English in the interactive learning process. The volunteer will be working together with teachers and collaborate in class activities. The volunteer is expected to adapt to Indonesian life and culture.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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English language and intercultural learning program for University students
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: In this project volunteers will work with university students in different cities in Indonesia: Semarang, Pekalongan, Kudus, Purwokerto, Makassar. The presence of volunteers is highly appreciated by the university community as its seen as a boost to students' motivation to actively use and improve their foreign language. Furthermore, the interaction between the students and the volunteer can enhance their cultural knowledge and experience.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local lecturers in holding English as a foreign language classes. The volunteer will help and encourage students to practice their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java (Semarang, Pekalongan, Kudus, Purwokerto, Makassar)

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English in boarding schools in Central Java
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Pesantren or Pondok Pesantren are Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia. The pesantren education system originated from traditional Javanese dormitories to learn religious philosophies. Pesantren have played a major role over the centuries. They emphasize core values of sincerity, simplicity, individual autonomy, solidarity and self-control. Young men and women are separated from their families, which contributes to a sense of individual commitment to the faith and close bonding to a teacher. Most pesantren provide dormitory living at low or no cost for the students. The students' activities start with an early morning prayer and end in the evening with a study group in the dormitory. During the day, the students attend formal school like any other students outside of pesantren (science, sport, English etc.). In the late afternoon and evening they have to attend religious studies. The pesantren has possible components such as traditional religious education, vocational skills training and character development. The project sites will be in Jepara and Gunungpati, both located in rural areas.

The role of the volunteers will be assisting local teachers in classes like organizing Basic English conversation, helping the teacher in giving training; motivating the students to study; organizing activities that will enrich the life skills of the students; getting involve in various other activities at the project site.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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English classes and intercultural activities for Indonesian students
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Madrasah (in Arabic language) simply means school in English, whether private or public, secular or religious. Madrasah have played a major role in Indonesia. They emphasize core values of sincerity, simplicity, individual autonomy, solidarity and self control. Most of madrasah provide low cost education, as the students are mostly coming from low to medium economic family background. The students attend formal school like other students outside of madrasah and they learn general subjects (science, sport, English, social studies, etc.). In the madrasah the students also study Koran and about Islam. The madrasah have possible components such as traditional religious education, vocational skills training and character development. The project sites will be in Elementary schools, Junior High and Senior High schools which are located mostly in rural areas in Central and East Java. The volunteer can choose the madrasah’s level based on their interest.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education program for children in Sulawesi Island
South Sulawesi       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The project will take place in several locations in Sulawesi Island, South Sulawesi Province, such as Makassar, Jeneponto and Bantaeng. We will collaborate in this project with local schools from kindergartens to senior high schools.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots in Sulawesi such as Bira beach, Tanah Toraja, and Bantimurung National Park.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Sulawesi Island, South Sulawesi Province. The local people in Sulawesi work mostly in agriculture, fish farming, salt mining and fishing.

Terminal: Makassar Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education and support for children in Semarang's slums
Semarang, Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will support private non-profit kindergarten schools located in crowded and slum areas of Semarang suburbs on the river side of Banjir Kanal Barat where floods are often. The schools serve children from the local community and help disadvantaged families who cannot afford to send their children to school. The main income of the villagers are from various sectors such working in factories, collecting stones or sands from the river, scavenging (garbage picking). In the schools, there are extra activities for the students such as making compost, making handicraft/souvenirs and cooking lessons. The students sell the items to churches, local community, and teachers from other schools, etc.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting a local teacher in holding simple English classes, playing with the kids, organizing events with the teachers, sharing and educating kids about hygiene, assisting kids in doing extracurricular activities (cooking, making handicrafts, etc.). Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit Semarang city, Samp Poo Kong Chinese Temple, LawangSewu Building and GedongSongo Hindus Temples.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Semarang City, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing care, educational and recreational activities for disabled children
Semarang, Ungaran, Surabaya, Medan City       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The project is organised in support of Schools for disabled children in Ungaran, Semarang, Bandung, Surabaya, Sumatera Island etc. Local staff provide care to the special needs students aged between 5 and 17 years old. Education classes start as early as kindergarten up to junior high-school. It also provides vocational training, sport, motor activities, drawing, making handicrafts, dance, etc. Some local volunteers also do regular activities with the school like sports, playing with the kids, and teaching them how to make some simple handicrafts. The project aim is to provide good quality education for disabled children and give them basic skills that hopefully will be useful in their future.

The volunteer will assist local teachers in conducting hands-on learning activities in order to stimulate children's motoric. The volunteer should be creative in planning activities. Moreover, the contact with international volunteers is an opportunity for the kids to learn about different cultures and countries as well as to learn simple English. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games are also welcome.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit places of interest near the site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Semarang, Ungaran, Surabaya, Medan City

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Care and assistance for elderly women in Ungaran
Ungaran, Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed in an elderly people home in Ungaran. There are 29 elderly women in the nursing home who live there supported by local staff. Some of the women are able to work and help with some duties in the home.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local staff in taking care of the elderly people. The volunteer may work in shifts such as morning to afternoon and afternoon to evening. They will work to help the elderly in doing their daily activities such as cooking, meal time, arranging activities for them, or taking them for walks outside.

Special requirements: The project is open for female volunteers only

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the Javanese particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit Semarang city, Samp Poo Kong Chinese Temple, Lawang Sewu Building and Gedong Songo Hindus Temples.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Ungaran, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Taking care of orphaned and abandoned children in Semarang
Semarang, Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The project collaborates with three orphanages in Semarang City, Central Java, two of which are female orphanages supported by the church community. The orphanages host children from different backgrounds and areas of Indonesia. Normally they are brought to the orphanage by the community or their own parents. Living harmony inside and outside of the orphanage is what the orphanages emphasize. The children are given responsibility into daily tasks from morning until evening, no matter the ages. At the moment, they are hosting children from 1 year old until 18 years old. After finishing high school, they are given the option for working or going to university. Normally the orphans will be no longer staying in the orphanage. Nevertheless, they still get basic life support from the orphanage until they can be independent financially. In working with the children, the caretakers teach them to take care of their fellow friends. So the kids would often help each other in doing their tasks. The orphanage also educates them to be independent through giving them entrepreneur skills and an opportunity to practice their skills. Nevertheless, formal education is the most important for all of them. They pray, play, learn, laugh, and support each other.

The volunteer will be assisting the caretakers in supervising the children. The volunteer will take part in their daily activities such as waking up the children, helping them in school preparation, creating activities in the free time, and learning school lessons. Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give them motivation for practicing their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Special requirements: Female volunteers preferred.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the Javanese particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist places near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay in the orphanage. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Semarang City, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Japanese Language and Culture program
Central and West Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Japanese language and culture have entered Indonesian education curriculum in the recent years. Japanese language and culture start being introduced for High School students. In this level, they learn basic Japanese language such as greeting, vocabulary and constructing simple sentences. Besides that, they also learn about the culture. Sometimes, the school organises a Japanese culture festival in the end of the year. In university level, it has become major of studies. Students in the language department are also given the option to learn Japanese language and culture as their minor studies. The language is getting famous and wide spread taught all over Indonesian schools. Many Japanese investors invest their share in Indonesia. Japanese companies are easily found in here. For graduate students from either senior high school or university, it will be an additional value to hold a Japanese language certificate.

The Japanese Language and Culture program is a combination of some high schools and universities in Central Java. In high school level, Japanese language classes are given once a week for 2 hours. In university which has Japanese language and culture major, the students learn deeper the language, such as grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, history, art, Japanese letter, etc.

Volunteers are needed to assist local teachers in holding Japanese language classes. The volunteer is expected to motivate and encourage the students to practice their Japanese. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central and West Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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French Language and Culture program
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: The French Language and Culture will take place in High Schools or Universities which have French as a subject. French is quite a new major for Indonesian universities. Therefore, this project aims to promote formal education and learning, assist local French teachers, and stimulate intercultural learning.

Volunteers are needed to assist local teachers in holding French language classes. The volunteer is expected to motivate and encourage the students to practice their French. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Mandarin Language and Culture program
Central Java       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: National private schools in Indonesia have put Mandarin in their curriculum. In those schools, Mandarin is taught from kindergarten level. Mandarin language and culture project is a combination between High Schools and University.

Volunteers are needed to assist local teachers in holding Mandarin language classes. The volunteer is expected to motivate and encourage the students to practice their Mandarin. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project sites.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Healthcare program in Central Java
Central Java       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: This program will facilitate the interest of volunteers from medical/nursing background to have experience in doing voluntary service in the healthcare field. This program is also expected to be useful for local people to get medical support from doctors and assistants. Being a medical assistant will be highly appreciated contribution to the local people. This project focuses on children, pregnancy, elderly health as well pulmonary health center.

Volunteers must have special background of study as a nurse or a doctor or a pharmacist. The role of the volunteers will be assisting the local doctors/midwife in handling the patients in the local health center. Nevertheless, the volunteer is not allowed to take decisions of someone's health or inject a patient without consulting the Doctor/Midwife, even if the volunteer has the right knowledge about the health problem.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 2 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Owl Conservation Program
Central Java       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: The project will take place in Tlogoweru Village which is located in Demak Regency in Central Java. The village is concerned about owl (tyto alba) conservation as they see the importance and benefit of protecting the owls for the village. The village is surrounded by rice and corn fields as the local villagers are mostly farmers. In the past, the villagers always failed in harvesting the crops because they were damaged by rats and other insects. They were thinking how to overcome the problem by finding environmental solution. They finally found an environmental method by using the owls to protect the crops. They breed the owls and build many owl houses (nests) in the fields surrounding the village. The village is becoming a national model for implementing an environmental solution for the crops and is visited by many formal or informal institutions including international who are concerned about the environment and would like to study the village's experience in owl protection.

The volunteer will help the local owl protection committee in taking care of the owls as well as working together with the local farmers. The village has schools and they need international volunteers to teach basic English and share new culture and knowledge with the local children. Another task of the volunteer is teaching the owl protection committee some basic English to improve their conversation skills.

Special requirements: Volunteers are expected to love animals, to be open minded, flexible with daily activities, to accept the local culture and customs;

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit and explore cultural and tourism spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The maximum duration of the volunteer placement is 58 days (less than 2 months)

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 230 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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International learning program with University students in Purwokerto
Purwokerto, Central Java       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: This project is in partnership with the International Program of Faculty of Economic and Business at the University of Purwokerto. The International Program Office is really eager to develop international atmosphere in the campus as they receive many international students from various countries. English is the language for communication among the students and professors. The presence of international volunteers is appreciated by the university community and is expected to motivate the university students to actively use their foreign language. Furthermore, interaction between the students and volunteers can enhance their cultural knowledge and experience.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local professors in organizing international learning activities (such as culture, politic, economic, technique, art, science, medical etc. – based on the volunteer’s expertise and experience) through dialogue. This will be an opportunity for the students to get a better understanding and to learn about another country.

Special requirements: Minimum education level is Master Degree in any field; open minded; flexible; eager to share his/her experience with the local and other international students

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placement is available only from March to June and from September to December. Maximum duration 58 days (less than 2 months).

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or at the guest house of the International Program. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Purwokerto City, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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University Life Experience in Indonesia
Purwokerto, Central Java       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: This project is in partnership with the International Program of Faculty of Economic and Business at the University of Purwokerto. The University Campus is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Mount Slamet and Serayu River, creating a most pleasant and comfortable environment for living and studying. The International Program has 4 main majors in International Business, Accounting, Economics and Management. The International Program Office is really eager to develop international atmosphere in the campus as they receive many international students from various countries. English is the language for communication among the students and professors. The presence of international volunteers is appreciated by the university community and is expected to motivate the university students to actively use their foreign language. Furthermore, interaction between the students and volunteers can enhance their cultural knowledge and experience.

The volunteers will have a chance to join the classes with other students as well as to experience the life of university students in Indonesia. The volunteers will be also working with and helping the local staff.

Special requirements: Open minded; flexible; eager to share his/her experience with the local and other international students.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placement is available only from March to June and from September to December. Maximum duration 58 days (less than 2 months).

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or at the guest house of the International Program. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Purwokerto City, Central Java

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 - 30 years old

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 180 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Diverse volunteering in Indonesia
Java Island, Sulawesi Island       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: It is a natural habit of human being to want to learn and experience many new things. Volunteers also would like to get more experience as it will be useful for their future. Normally a volunteer does an activity in one fixed project during the period of service. Recently we found that some very motivated volunteers would like to learn about and experience various fields during their stay in Indonesia. For these volunteers, we offer an opportunity to do not just one but several projects based on their interests. This is a good chance for volunteers to have more and various experiences to do different projects and activities. Volunteers can choose to do 2 or 3 mixed projects in the same time; for example first month at school, then second month at an orphanage, first two weeks with animals, then third-forth weeks teaching at a kindergarten, etc. Volunteers may propose their preference of projects based on their interest so that they can explore more about Indonesian lifestyle.

Volunteers may choose a combination of 2 or 3 projects during the period of service based on their interest. This is a free choice program. Volunteers will have different tasks based on the project they choose (teaching, assisting local staff, taking care of animals, farming). The volunteers' help will be very much appreciated by Indonesian people as well as the interaction and the cultural exchange.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 2 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Java Island, Sulawesi Island

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Support the local fish farming and teach English to villagers in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, Java Island       1 - 2 months

Volunteer project: The area of Kulonprogo is located in the south west of Yogyakarta province which is famous as a Cultural City and for its traditionalism. The project takes place in the area of fisheries especially raising fish and shrimps. The volunteer will help the local people and staff doing daily activities in the farm.

The volunteer will help the local staff and villagers in the fish and shrimp farm (such as feeding, cleaning the ponds, etc.). Interaction with the local staff and villagers as well as teaching them some basic English is also part of the volunteer's tasks. The volunteer will have many opportunities to join other local activities.

Study theme: The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure time: In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit tourist spots near the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 2 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family or in a dormitory. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

Location: Yogyakarta, Java Island

Terminal: Semarang airport, railway station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 €/month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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