AFS Indonesia

Young Changemakers for Global Impact

Jakarta, Indonesia show on map
Non-profit
AFS Indonesia
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Coordinator | Andy
Coordinator | Andy
Collaborate with students and professionals from all over the world to come up with creative solutions for world's most pressing social issues. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Groups

Highlights

  • Explore multiple contexts of one social problem occuring in various communities
  • Share perspectives among like-minded people in a multicultural setting
  • Gain international network and exposure
  • Experience the uniquely diverse culture of Indonesia
  • Visit the Baduy, a local tribe that rejects technology
The Young Changemakers Programme is a collaborative effort to tackle social issues in an intercultural setting. It provides a unique opportunity to address social problems in multiple contexts, develop leadership and creative problem-solving skills, as well as a unique intercultural experience in the program location in Indonesia. As its outcome, this program aims to come up with a solution that will contribute to the better change in the global society.
 
This intensive program will include discussions, organization visits, and volunteering activities that focuses on one of these themes:
  • Gender equality
  • Social innovation through digital transformation
  • Tolerance and inclusivity in the context of interfaith and SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression)
 
In this program, participants will also take part in an excursion to Baduy, where they will meet a tribe that still upholds their traditional ways by isolating themselves from the outside world. It is an opportunity for cultural exchange unlike any other.

Typical day

Welcome to your project! On arrival, you will be picked up by a local staff/volunteer and taken to your accommodation to rest. You must have had a long journey, and you're best prepared for the orientation the next day!


You will undergo an orientation on your intercultural experience ahead. The orientation includes introduction of organization, managing hopes and concerns, basic Bahasa Indonesia, rules and regulations, and emergency procedures. You will also be briefed about your volunteering project by its staff. At the end of the day, you will depart to your project location and meet your host family.

There will be an induction, and then the activities will commence. You will get involved in short internships with various community service projects and reflect your experience in relation to your home country during your stay. You will also engage in extensive discussions with fellow participants and partnering students on the issue at hand in coming up with a solution that is mindful to the influencing factors in various communities.

The program includes an excursion to Baduy, a tribal land in West Java populated by a people that strictly upholds traditional ways by rejecting any form of technology and isolating themselves from the outsideworld.

During your free time, you are free to explore the area and experience the local culture as you wish!

Before your departure home, you will have an end-of-stay orientation to reflect on your experiences and how it affects your perspective.

Details on Arrival

1 July 2019

1 August 2019
1 September 2019

Free-time activities

Located in the nation's capital, participants are free to engage in immersion activities in the city. Highlights include the Old Town, a complex of museums and historical sites that retain its colonial architecture, the National Monument, along with the Cathedral and Istiqlal Mosque on its either side. The city also boasts many malls and shopping centers that offer a wide range of shops and restaurants. Sports centers and art spaces are also spread all over the city --look out for exciting games and shows nearby!

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Program Requirements

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
passport, CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
There are no specific education requirements, but interest in social issues such as tolerance, inclusivity, interfaith, and gender equality would be an advantage.

Ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia will be an advantage, though you are not required to be able to speak Bahasa. You will learn some basic Bahasa Indonesia once arrived in Indonesia.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
AFS Indonesia (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by AFS Indonesia
·  Host Family placement
·  Meals
·  Orientations
·  Local contact person
·  Airport pick up
·  Domestic transport
·  Global Competence Certificate
·  24/7 emergency support
·  24 hour in country support
Airport Pickup at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Participants will be picked up at the airport by a representative of our organization.
Accommodation
Participants will live with a local host family. The accommodation may vary from one family to another, but below are the requirements:

1. Clean and healthy. Exposed to enough sunlight and not damp. Room is not dirty (swept clean upon arrival) and not within proximity of a waste disposal area. Room must be cleaned daily & bed sheets must be changed weekly.  
2. Consists of 1 single bed. Bed includes mattress, pillow (with sheets and covers), and clean blanket.
3. Equipped with a wardrobe, writing desk, and a fan.
4. Modest bathroom. Squatting toilet is acceptable, but seated toilet is a plus. Hygiene is prioritized; clean and smooth water flow, is not mossy, and has good water disposal.
Food & Beverages

Meals during weekdays will be provided by the Project. A typical Indonesian meal consists of steamed rice and one or two main dishes made of fish, meat, chicken or vegetables. You are free to look for dinner in the surrounding area which offer myriads of restaurants offering affordable local and international meals.

Internet Access
Limited 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 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta. 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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.
Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 790
3 weeks
$ 940
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,090
Average fees
$ 334 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Jakarta/Indonesia between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. AFS Indonesia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Indonesia.
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 AFS Indonesia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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