Youth volunteering in Indonesia

“Help provide learning opportunities for underprivileged young people in Bogor, West Java, on this 11-week volunteering trip.”

Highlights

Briefing and orientation sessions | assist youth workshops, including social media, blogging, performance, creative writing, web design, accounting and home economics | stay with host family | Green Canyon river rafting | Gunung Padang Megalithic Site

Description of Youth volunteering in Indonesia

On this youth volunteering trip to Indonesia, you'll be working in an informal career institution alongside a supervisor, sharing skills in workshops and lessons to help provide under-served young people with better job opportunities or go into further education.

This trip welcomes volunteers from any background with the belief that the knowledge and skills you share can be greatly beneficial. These skills include – but are not limited to – social media, blogging, presentations, arts and performance, creative writing, basic photography and videography, basic computer and web design, accounting and home economics skills like sewing, cooking and gardening.

The knowledge-sharing goes both ways: you’ll be taught a few words of Bahasa Indonesia and stay with a host family who’ll show you the ways of family life. In your off time, you’ve got West Java at your feet. Swing by Situ Gunung Lake, try tea picking, learn to make sambal, raft the Green Canyon, or explore the lost pyramids of the Gunung Padang Megalithic Site.

Please note that you’ll need to be at least 18 years old to participate in this project and are required to go through a background check beforehand. This trip has been screened by our guidelines for volunteering with children.

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2019: 1 May, 1 Jul, 1 Aug, 1 Sep
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Youth volunteering in Indonesia

Environment

WASTE
We minimize the use of paper in our daily activities. Instead of using handouts, we are able to go paperless and view the material using a projector. We also collect papers for future reuse.

Some of our plastic waste are collected for recycling. Empty packs of liquid soap, detergent, or any unused plastic product packaging are sewn together into recycled tote bags. This activity’s benefit is twofold; we are not only contributing to our environmental conservation, but we are also empowering the local participants with skills to utilize things around them to better their economic quality!

We understand that there remains so much to be done for our environment. Therefore, we encourage our volunteers to share their ways of waste management (however simple that may be!) which we can continue to implement in the years to come.

SUPPLIERS
We work exclusively with local suppliers to provide our daily operational needs. We make sure that we order in the necessary amounts to avoid excesses, especially when it comes to fresh produce. By doing this, we try to minimize our carbon prints from the generous use of plastic in its packaging. Using local products also mean we are cutting down on shipping and thus, pollution from the transportation.

Community

VOLUNTEER & CHARITY
This initiative empowers underprivileged young people in the area, who lack access to learning opportunities that would benefit them as students and workers. Our organization provides a non-formal vocational education for those in need. The young people involved in this initiative are given English lessons, which is an important skill to acquire, regardless of whether they are heading to further education or the professional world.

With various skills and fields of expertise, our volunteers will share their knowledge with the local youths in the form of workshops. These workshops allow its participants to have a firsthand practical experience in said skills and enable them to put it into practice in real life. Volunteers will be supervised by a local guided facilitator throughout their stay.

A FAIR DEAL
Our organization focuses on capacity building for local youths, so that they are equipped with more skills in the workforce. Many of our young community members work in the small local businesses, and we hope that our workshops also bring great benefits to their establishments. With these new skills, we hope that these young workers can grow along with the establishments they are working in.

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