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Join us in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia, where you get to volunteer for the development of the community at hand and get ready for an intercultural journey unlike any other! This growing nation boasts scenic charms, that ranges from grand mountains to stunning beaches, and diverse traditional cultures from its many regions.

Rice terrace in Bali.

Our programs offer you the chance to be immersed in the local culture by living with a host family. You will experience firsthand what it’s like to be in an Indonesian family and become an honorary member of the local community! From getting to know their rich cultural traditions, tasting yummy cuisines, and joining their daily communal activities, there is so much to gain as you contribute to a positive change in their society. Check out what volunteering in Indonesia is like for these Australian youths!

With such diversity in its culture, there is also a diversity in the fields of volunteer projects that we offer in many beautiful parts of Indonesia. Read on and see which one calls out to you the most!

  1. Youth Development in Malang, East Java

Handicraft-making training as part of women/youth empowerment initiatives of Aqil Learning Space

Join the group of dedicated student volunteers at Ruang Belajar Aqil (Aqil Learning Space), a youth-driven non-profit in research-based community service projects in collaboration with local communities in the region. From women and children empowerment, alternative early education, to community-based tourism, you will not be short of exciting activities in this college town!

  1. Volunteer in Inclusive Deaf-Mute Community in Bengkala, Bali

Bengkala is the home of the largest deaf-mute population, as well as the pioneer for deaf-mute integration in Indonesia. Share your knowledge in household finances, environmental management, and creative economy to equip the local deaf-mute community with the skills to thrive!

  1. English Without Borders Program in Depok, West Java

Volunteer for the capacity building of underprivileged youth through creative education. In collaboration with the English Department of University of Indonesia, the organization runs programs in English teaching and applied theatre to help nurture the youth’s creativity and self-expression.

  1. Equal Learning Opportunity for Underprivileged Youths in Bogor, West Java

Instill aspiration to marginalized youths that they have the power to change their lives. By sharing the skills in your field of expertise, you will be contributing to their preparation towards higher education or better job opportunities.

  1. Bee Conservation in Bali

Freshly harvested honeycomb in Negara, Bali.

Bees are one of the most important creatures in our ecosystems. Learn how beekeeping works by working with the seasoned farmer firsthand, and see how you can utilize your skills to contribute to the sustainability of honeybees in the idyllic part of Bali.

  1. Cultural Immersion in Bali

Learn the authentic traditional Balinese dance and musical instrument from the community’s dance & music teacher

Join a warm and tight-knit community that upholds the importance of continuously seeking knowledge for development. In this learning center, you will learn traditional Balinese music and dance while you volunteer for the local library in the island’s cultural hub of Ubud. Experience Bali’s unique cultural traditions straight from the source!

  1. Volunteer for Lumajang’s Village of Learning  (Omah Sinau)

Working at the permaculture garden & making handicraft during creative Sunday at the Open Hall

Surrounded by lush greens and a mountain, the quaint village of Lumajang has so much in store. Become a part of their growth by facilitating English lessons to the local kids, cultivating their permaculture garden, and developing their community-based tourism.

  1. Sustainable Agriculture and Artisan Food Production

Learn and preserve the traditional food production method in Ende.

The traditional spices of Indonesia are unrivalled and has become the cause of the Dutch colonization in the 17th century. Today, the traditional way is increasingly left behind for more modern methods of mass production. Learn how the local spices are made and help conserve the self-sustainable way of farming and producing food in exotic Ende, Flores.

By dedicating a short time of your life for a cause that you are passionate for, you can gain a rewarding experience that will change your life in the long run. So, what are you waiting for? Embark on an exciting adventure by volunteering with us now!

Click on the link of your chosen program to find out more and contact the nearest AFS office to let them know that you are interested in our programs, or contact , let us know about your interest and we’ll take care from there.  Either way, get ready to embark on the unforgettable journey of your lifetime!