Volunteer In Indonesia
MAKE YOUR NEXT VOLUNTEER TRIP COUNT BY JOINING ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS AND BECOME PART OF A WORTHWHILE CAUSE IN INDONESIA TODAY!
LIFE IN INDONESIA
Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago composed of 17,508 islands extending 5,150 kilometers east to west, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in Southeast Asia. Many of the islands are mountainous with dense rain forests, and some even have active volcanoes. There is so much diversity among each chain of islands and Indonesians are separated by seas and clustered on islands. With a population of over 238 million people, Indonesia ranks as the world's fourth most populated nation. The largest cluster is on Java, with some 130 million inhabitants. Indonesia is highly diverse, with over 580 languages and dialects and has some of the most hospitable people in our world, it's no wonder Indonesia has so much to offer.
ISSUES FACING INDONESIA
With all the fabulous possibilities this country has to offer, there are also some devastating facts about this country. Indonesia has and continues to be constantly hit with natural disasters and these disasters have left devastating effects in many areas across the country. Indonesia’s poor suffer most from the country’s extraordinary food prices because they spend up to 70 % of their income on food. This makes them extremely vulnerable to price hikes caused by Indonesia’s protectionist policies, which include a restrictive licensing system, an import quota, and various tariffs and non-tariff barriers to food imports. If Indonesian households were able to purchase their basic food items in neighboring countries they would save approximately $24 USD. This is a tremendous amount, considering that Indonesia’s low-income households have an average monthly income of about $100 USD. These protectionist food policies not only keep people poor, they also suck people back into poverty.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP ?
Helping hands from concerned individuals like you are important for us to achieve our mission of helping underprivileged children build dreams. As a volunteer on this program, you will get a unique opportunity to provide educational and personal development support to children living in underprivileged circumstances, and to promote the empowerment of youth through arts while assisting them to become positive contributors to society. If you choose to volunteer with us in Indonesia, you will be amazed at how welcoming and warm the people really are, even though they have continued to endure so much suffering in their lives. This program is unique in the sense that the volunteering requirement is more extensive but that is because this is a very established program that stretches well beyond the countries borders and has impacted children not just locally but in other countries throughout the world .
ESSENTIAL COUNTRY INFORMATION:
CAPITAL CITY: Jakarta
POPULATION: 222 million
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 68
TIME ZONE: UTC +07:00-09:00
LITERACY PERCENT: 89
CURRENCY: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
RELIGION: Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, local dialects
WEATHER AND CLIMATE: Split by the equator, Indonesia has an almost entirely tropical climate, with the coastal plains averaging 28°C, the inland and mountain areas averaging 26 °C, and the higher mountain regions, 23 °C. The area's relative humidity is quite high, and ranges between 70 to 90 percent.
RED NOSE CIRCUS PROGRAM
PROVIDING EDUCATION TO UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN USING ARTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Location: Jakarta & Surrounding Area (Northwest Java)
This program will allow you to get involved in a very unique arts and education outreach program based in Jakarta, which is the capital city of Indonesia. The program is designed to empower Indonesians' underprivileged youth through the use of circus and other arts, as well as to support the kid's traditional and non-traditional education. By getting involved in this incredible project, you will become immersed in a movement to help children gain self-confidence, discipline and teamwork skills through the structured study of different physical, visual and musical arts. This program also offers supplemental education courses for the students, however strongly emphasizes the importance of a traditional primary and secondary diploma. While working on this program, you can also get involved in any of the following projects:
~ Teach children grammar and conversation skills from basic level to intermediate.
~ Helping, tutoring and mentoring kids with homework, math, basic literature and science.
~ Arts & Performance (circus, dance, acrobatic, gymnastic, clown/physical theater, and/or music).
~ Organize & Supervise group field trips and escort them to shows and/or weekly performance rehearsals out of the village.
Red Nose Circus Program Fee
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PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers are required to pay a Registration Fee of $225 CAD, which will be added to the program fee. This fee helps to cover the registration, enrollment, administration and processing costs. To find out what’s included in the program fees, scroll down for additional details.
1 Month ..................................... $ 1475
2 Months ..................................... $ 2915
3 Months ..................................... $ 4355
Additional Week(s) ................... $ 1400
All Prices Quoted In Canadian Dollar (CAD)
OUR PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Registration Fee - (refundable if you cancel your program), ongoing support from VWB staff, program marketing costs, digital information package, administration costs, travel costs to develop additional programs as well as ongoing costs to sustain programs.
Program Fee – orientation, program supervision, accommodation (private or dormitory style) and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in country administration costs. (Private transport available from Soekarno-Hatta International, but not included).
* ADDITIONAL COSTS TO THE VOLUNTEER - visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), immunizations / vaccinations, in-country trips or tours, transfer to other areas and spending money.
Our enrollment and registration process begins by applying online. Once you have filled out and submitted the online application form, you will receive a confirmation email. To continue on in our enrollment process, all volunteers will be required to pay a Registration Fee of $225 CAD, which will be added to the Program Fee. This fee helps to cover the administration and processing costs. Once we receive both the registration and program fee payment, we will send you a confirmation email with the program details and encourage you to book your flight at that time. Our team will be readily available to correspond with you and answer any questions you might have from the time you apply until you reach the project. If you have any further questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.