Ramadam Refurber

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founded in 2004
Bukit Lawang Trust
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Coordinator | Rebecca
Coordinator | Rebecca
Bukit Lawang Trust is looking for several committed volunteers to clean, paint, varnish, and decorate our lovely school. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Ramadan Refurbers - We are looking for anyone with a vision of greatness!

Why we need you - The trust was built back in the year 2007 and in some parts has not seen a lick of paint since! The building sees over 200 kids walking through the doors each week and it'd be great to revamp the whole building to inspire future generations to explore their creative side and be mesmerised by what is on the walls of the trust. Also, someone with the skill set already provides an amazing opportunity to train up the students and locals! 

Bukit Lawang Trust are looking for several committed volunteers to clean, paint, varnish, and decorate our lovely school. We close our school every Ramadan to regard the religious holiday; this gives us an amazing opportunity to refurbish and redecorate our much loved school. Every week the school sees hundreds of kids pass through it’s doors; which obviously leads to a lot of wear and tear! We are looking for creatives with flare, passion and a funky side they are willing to explore. We are very relaxed in regards to the designs, however the Muslim religion and culture must be adhered to within the art (e.g. No Father Christmas’s), and we would love to see a focus on upcycling. Accommodation and a private airport pick up will be included in the volunteer price.

Bukit Lawang - the location is second to none. We are on the border of the national park which is home to several critically endangered species, I.e. The Sumatran Orangutan, Elephant & Tiger.. There is no place on the rest of earth like this. It is a true blessing to wake up to the rolling jungle hills! 

Throughout your stay here you will be with the rest of the team. English and Conservation Volunteers along with the 7 local staff that work Mon - Friday at the trust. 

What is expected? A 'Can do' attitude and willing to tackle these challenges head-on. There can be local support if needed, for instance, buying materials. From us, we will get you on the front foot right away. Can help you organise trekking with our locally sorted out guides, advise on new villages to explore, get you exploring the hot spots in Bukit Lawang and beyond! 

If you are interested please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, we would so love to hear from you!

Even if you are not free in the month of May - June, we can still accommodate you IF we have space at the trust so do enquire!!

Typical day

The days are for you to create! It is your canvas, your vision combined with ours to bring the school back to life and make it a space where the kids, volunteers and managers can all be mesmerised by the work of you incredible individuals.

There are no set times to what would be required of you to work... If you're creativity flourishes around 2pm - 12pm feel free to work then.. Or if in the morning stick with the morning.. No weekend work required 

Free-time activities

There is plenty to do in Bukit Lawang and surrounding villages! 

For the adventurous type there are treks to see the orangutans & elephants all which are native to North Sumatra! 
Plenty of amazing relaxing spots along the multiple rivers which split up Bukit Lawang. 
Food, there is a restaurant to suit anyone's taste! 



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Artsy / Creative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Bukit Lawang Trust

All proceeds from the volunteer fees go directly to the upkeep and day-to-day runnings of the trust. 

There is full transparency of the BLT Accounts and always happy to share more information if asked.

Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Kuala Namu International Airport

Private car upon arrival


Private Double Bedroom, with Storage Space and Mosquito net

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Fresh fruit for breakfast & Lunch is provided 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) in Kuala Namu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Start date we can be flexible and arrange pick up at the airport anytime. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 200
4 weeks
$ 380
6 weeks
$ 560
8 weeks
$ 740
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,000
Average fees
$ 92 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Bukit Lawang Trust will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Bukit Lawang Trust during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Ramadam Refurber

Bukit Lawang Trust is looking for several committed volunteers to clean, paint, varnish, and decorate our lovely school.


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