You will support teachers, organize workshops & art classes, & connect with passionate students. In addition you will assist with administrative tasks via online teams.
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 Work Study Volunteer, you will 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 local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities.
You will teach English to young students for whom English is a tool to secure better jobs in the future as well as provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centers, becoming a part of the IHF family and integral to the work we do.
Before arrival at the center, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.
For your international tasks, you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers and you will work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but for the whole organisation. Your tasks may include producing media content, assisting with fundraising efforts and generating online outreach efforts to promote our organisation’s goals and projects.
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.
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.
Long Term Work Study
For those volunteers interested in a longer commitment and even more fulfilling experience, we also offer an extended version of the program- Long Term Work Study.
It is a perfect opportunity to significantly change the lives of our children through the work on various long term projects such as: improving the marks and personal guidance, improving the behaviour, fundraising projects and many more.
You will have 4 hours of local tasks and 4 hours of international tasks daily.
For your local tasks be prepared to have them vary from day to day.
For your international tasks, you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers and you will work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but for the whole organization.
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.
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.
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.