As a volunteer teacher or assistant you will empower the local children, by giving them much needed English skills to provide a better future and employment opportunities
A typical days volunteering activities:
7.00 am Breakfast
8.30 am Start morning volunteer activities. Volunteer activities includepreparation of the days English lesson plan
12.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 pm help teach English to our school children or 2-5pm afternoon volunteer activities
5.00 pm return to help with preparation of dinner.
In the evening , volunteers share their experiences of their volunteer work during the day and say good night
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 etc
Selang Pangeran is a beautiful rural village in mountains adjacent to Gunung Leasur National Park - prime Sumatran orangutan country.
In your spare time on the weekends you will have the opportunity to visiting some nice places around Bukit Lawang and Selang Pangeran with our team. Or stay on afterwards to explore Sumatra and Indonesia.
We will arrange to take you on day activities around Bukit Lawang, Batu Kapal, Batu Katak and Tangkahan on weekends or after your volunteering placement has finished at our special volunteer prices and you can also visit Lake Toba and Berestagi (volcano lands).
Adventure activities include orangutan and jungle trekking from 1/2 day to 6 days, where you get to camo in teh jungle and may see macaques, thomas leaf monkey, gibbons, monitor lizards, sumatran peacock and much more; elephant washing, hotsprings and waterfall day trips, white water rafting or tubing. Cultural activities include visits to the local rubber fruit and vegetable market and rural village tours, informal indonesian cooking classes where you cook learn from the locals, art lessons where you make your own Sumatran Batik t-shirt or artwork and many other activities (tours and activties are arranged by local guides, at our reasonable volunteer prices).
The cost of this program covers basic share accommodation with share bathroom facilities and 3 meals a day.
We also offer a great group volunteering package for a minimum group size of 5 volunteers, maximum of 15 volunteers. This group volunteering package is the same price but also includes pickup from the airport (volunteers arriving together), group accommodation, 3 meals, tea coffee and fruit daily with a one day jungle trek with tubing in Gunung Leuser National Park included!
The accommodation is either at the Jungle Hill Home Stay or our English School House accommodation, at Selang Pangeran near Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra. Sleeping mat is provided, volunteers just need to bring a sleeping bag or sleeping sheet and pillow if needed. The accommodation is shared backpacker style, with a traditional shared bathroom/wash area (cold water mandi with bucket with scoop with eastern toilet).
Please note there is no electricty in Selang Pangeran, we we cook using gas and dine at night by candle light and lamps!
Meals included are Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea and Coffee and Fruit. Vegetarian and vegan food options are available on request.
We cook and prepare our food together.