Short Term Volunteering / Work Camp

Short Term Volunteering (STV) also known as work camp is community service that take 2-3 weeks undertaken by volunteers from various countries.  Each work camp has specific theme such as environment, agriculture, children, heritage, literacy, etc. 

Aims 
  • Exchange experience and culture, to provide opportunities for volunteers to connect with and learn from the community through enjoyment of local life and exchange. 
  • Provide a lasting change with specialized and sustainable voluntary works that improve the community. 
  • Give mutual benefit between the stakeholder, to empower not only the hosts, but also the local communities especially in depopulated areas. 
Types of STV Projects 
  • International Work Camp: the participants come from more than 2 countries and/or nationalities.
  • Bilateral Work Camp: the participants come from 2 countries and/or nationalities.
  • Group Work Camp: bilateral the participants come from 2 countries and/or nationalities with special project and similar background.
  • >18 years old 
  • Interested in the topic of the work camp (please check the project list)
  • High motivation for volunteering activity 
  • Ready for manual work (in some work camps) 
  • Interested to explore Indonesian culture 
Non Indonesian who lives abroad

1. Find a sending organization of your country via our global network members directory, enlisted below:

(a) Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) or
(b) Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations, or
(c) Service Civil International (SCI), or
(d) Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA) – only for Asia Pacific countries

2. Choose a sending organization that accommodates your work camp preferences.

3. Start an application process with the organization according to your nationality or resident country. Our partner will be your sending organization.

Non Indonesian who lives in Indonesia (with resident status/KITAS/KITAP holders)

1. Contact GREAT Incoming staff email for workcamps: [email protected]
2. Send email of interest along with scan of your valid KITAS/KITAP.

GREAT LMTV who is currently volunteering in GREAT project in Indonesia

Send email of interest to GREAT staff here: [email protected].

Indonesian ID/KTP holder (Indonesian Participants) 

1. Fill out online application form here.
2. Attention: application for Indonesians is opened only after we announce a call for Indonesian volunteers. All calls will be shared in our social media.

More inquiries 

 Contact Ismi Novia (Incoming Staff) by email: [email protected]

International work camp is work camp that participants from all nationalities can join. However, we try to balance the number of Indonesian and international volunteers to have a balanced exchange opportunities for all participants. Please check “How to Join” in this page to see each category of participants based on the nationality status and procedure of application.

No 
Code 
Project Name
(Click project name for project description)
Location 
Theme 
Start Date 
End date 
Vols 
1  GREAT-STV1901
Pekalongan Happy Children 1 [CLOSED] Pekalongan, Central Java KIDS, EDU, SOCI 11 Mar
24 Mar
15
2  GREAT-STV1902  Peace Camp: Women Rights Issues Semarang, Central Java  EDU  24 Jun 06 Jul 15
3  GREAT-STV1903  Mangrove for Java Pekalongan, Central Java  ENVI, EDU, SOCI
20 Jun
03 Jul
15
4  GREAT-STV1904  Batuloceng Agriculture 1 Bandung, west Java  AGRI, EDU, SOCI
16 Jul
29 Jul
15
5  GREAT-STV1905  Heritage Soci Camp – Borobudur
[CLOSED-FULLY BOOKED]
Magelang, Central Java  HERI, EDU, SOCI
16 Jul
29 Jul
15
6  GREAT-STV1906  Pekalongan Happy Children 2 Pekalongan, Central Java  KIDS, EDU, SOCI
17 Jul
30 Jul 15
7  GREAT-STV1907  Art & Culture Camp Tulungagung, East Java  ART, CULT, SOCI 29 Jul
11 Aug 15
8  GREAT-STV1908  Batuloceng Agriculture 2 Bandung, West Java  AGRI, EDU, SOCI
09 Aug  22 Aug 15
9 GREAT-STV1909 Heritage Soci Camp – Sangiran
[CLOSED-FULLY BOOKED]
Solo, Central Java HERI, EDU, SOCI
11 Aug 23 Aug 15
10 GREAT-STV1910 Musuk Inclusive Camp Solo, Central Java DISA, EDU, SOCI
19 Aug 31 Aug 15
11 GREAT-STV1911 Citarum River Conservation Bandung, West Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI
30 Aug 12 Sept 15
12 GREAT-STV1912 Blora Literacy Blora, Central Java KIDS, EDU, SOCI
30 Aug 12 Sept 15
13 GREAT-STV1913 Heritage Soci Camp – Sampokong Semarang, Central Java HERI, EDU, SOCI
25 July 06 Aug 15

 

Bilateral Work Camp is work camp that participants from two nationalities only can join. This section is only for Indonesians who wants to apply participation in our Bilateral Work Camp listed below.

We try to balance the number of Indonesian and international volunteers to have a balanced exchange opportunities for all participants. Please check “How to Join” in this page to see each category of participants based on the nationality status and procedure of application.

No
Code
Project Name
Location
Theme
Date
No. Of Vols
1 BWC SCC 2 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 26 Apr – 04 May 10
2 BWC SCC 3 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 31 May – 13 Jun 10
3 BWC SCC 5 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 12-25 Jul 10
4 BWC SCC 6 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 02-15 Aug 10
5 BWC SCC 7 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 23 Aug – 5 Sep 10
6 BWC SCC 8 Mangrove NICE Pekalongan Pekalongan, Central Java ENVI, EDU, SOCI 13-26 Sep 10

Should any international organizations have the interest to conduct a bilateral work camp with us in Indonesia, please directly contact our project manager by email [email protected] and CC to [email protected].