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Selang Pangeran

English Teaching Assistant

Education Language Teaching

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

Your role will consist of leading or assisting with our volunteer English classes, where possible this will be done together with another volunteer. At present, the general level of English of our learners is basic, and it is important that volunteers are prepared to be teaching students or learners who will more than likely be at a beginner level. Volunteers will work with our English class from Monday to Friday from 2 till 4pm every day, but this can sometimes be shortened or extended depending on other activities in the village. Specific tasks include a combination of the activities listed below:
  • Giving English lessons to children .
  • Bringing new ideas to improve the English project.
  • Preparing lesson plans or even a syllabus or study programme for your subject, considering what’s been done in the past and what can be improved now.
  • Guaranteeing that all the materials used during each session are stored and put back into place afterwards.
Our volunteer English School is open most of the year, however it may be closed during Ramadan. Do not forget you’ll need some time for planning activities and meetings!

Suitable for


Typical day

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.

6.30 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

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer on our English teaching project.
There is no need to have a formal teaching qualification to gain work experience in our volunteer English school. You don’t even need to speak the local language where you are going. All we require is a good standard of spoken English and an interest in helping our children learn.
Our programme is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university, retiree or on a holiday.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Selang Pangeran are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

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).

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Contact & Reservation
4 - 50
4 - 50
Airport Pickup

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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!

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

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.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Bukit Lawang/Indonesia between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Selang Pangeran will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Selang Pangeran during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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