Teaching & Leisure Activities Assistant Medan

You will support teachers, organize workshops & art classes, & connect with passionate students. In addition you will assist with administrative tasks via online teams.

About Us

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya with approximately 50 children, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan, Banda Aceh and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Our foundation is run entirely by volunteers just like you, who have made commitments ranging from two weeks to multiple years. You will be supervised and guided by long-term volunteer co-Directors at your center, who will listen to your ideas and work with you on a daily basis.

You will leave IHF with new highly transferable skills, a better understanding of international NGOs, and an unforgettable experience that will last the rest of your life.

About the role

As a Voluntourist, you would gain hands-on experience with an international not-for- profit NGO at the ground level and contribute your time and talents to substantially helping provide better opportunities for young people.

You will complete four hours of at-center work a day. At our Medan Education center, you will teach English to young students for whom English is a tool to secure better jobs in the future. In addition, you will provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centres, becoming a part of the IHF family and integral to the work we do.

This is an ideal opportunity to gain first hand experience in international development, but still have time to explore a new place and culture. In Indonesia, our centers offer unique insights into Balinese Hinduism, the busy capital of Jakarta, or the beautiful and wild Sumatra where Aceh and Medan centers are based.You will have plenty of time to visit these incredible settings, but work must remain a priority. By both volunteering and sightseeing, you will have a unique experience, and hopefully you will leave our center with a better understanding of your surroundings and IHF as an organisation.

  • You must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.
  • Minimum age 18 years old 
Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.

Suitable for


Typical day

You will have 4 hours of local tasks daily.

For your local tasks be prepared to have them vary from  day to day.

On any given day in Medan you will: 

  • Assist in teaching English to young students -- providing a tool to secure better jobs in the future.

  • Organize projects and activities to enrich student's lives through art, geography, science, and anything in between!

  • Provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centres 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
English and Math at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Cover letter
Other Skills
Fluency in written and spoken English

Creativity, responsibility, adaptability when exposed to new conditions and unexpected situations.

The duration of the program is 4 weeks (fixed).

Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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Free-time activities

Free-Time activities are self-designated by volunteers. Our long-term volunteers and local volunteers can provide you with many suggestions about the best places to go, and guide you towards adventure!

Weekday leisure activities include visiting the traditional market, going to Merdeka walk to try out a variety of local cuisine, visiting Maimun Palace, and talking a walk on the beach.

There are also a variety of options for your day off/weekend activities. You can amaze yourself and your friends by seeing an active volcano at Berastagi. Or, maybe you want to visit the famous crater lake, Lake Toba, and Samosir island. If that's not your style, feel free to stop by Sipiso Piso waterfall. Or, if you are into hiking camping, and rafting, see the sights at Bukit Lawang. And if you really just want to see something amazing, visit the Orangutan national park nearby.



What's included?
We provide basic accommodation and food at our centers, where you will live with your co-workers.

We will help you with your travel and visa planning. We will also try to comply with guidelines to secure any grant or scholarship funding available at your university.

Most importantly, we provide pre-trip support and on the ground training to all work-study volunteers. This creates invaluable support, structure, and educational opportunities to be capitalized upon by hard-working, dedicated work-study volunteers looking to further their reach in the field of international development.

IHF does provide airport pick-up to incoming volunteers. However, the volunteer must cover the cost of a Taxi round-trip from the center, to the airport, and then back again. Please inquire further about Airport pick-up and transportation after your application has been submitted.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

We have dormitory-style living quarters. There are shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities at our center, and there is a possibility that you will be sharing a room with other volunteers at the center.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Our cook comes every day to prepare lunch and dinner for those living at the center. In Indonesia, it is customary to cook once a day, and eat that meal for but lunch and dinner. As such, this is how we serve our meals at our centers.

All meals are self-serve. Meals are eaten interdependently or family-style with other volunteers.

Breakfast will be provided separately.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Medan/Indonesia between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. International Humanity Foundation (IHF) will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 International Humanity Foundation (IHF) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

The nearest airport is Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) in Medan. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
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Jalan Tempuling 128 A, 20222 Medan, Indonesia