Orphanage Project (IDN-34)

Type: Socially Excluded Groups: Orphans - Country: Indonesia

Main Activities

The projects host several children from different backgrounds and areas of Indonesia. Normally they are brought to orphanage by the community or their own parents. Living in harmony inside and outside of the orphanage is what the orphanage emphasizes. 

In managing the children, the care taker taught them to take care of their fellow friends. The children are given responsibility in daily tasks from morning until evening, no matter the ages. At the moment, they are hosting children from 3 until 21 years old. After finishing the high school, they are given the option to work or go to the university. When the orphans are no longer staying in the orphanage, they will still get basic life support until they can be independent financially. 

The orphanage also educates them to be independent by providing them with entrepreneur skills and an opportunity to practice their skills. Nevertheless, formal education is the most important for all of them. They pray, play, learn, laugh, and support each other.

Volunteer tasks

The role of the volunteer will be assisting the care takers in supervising the children. The volunteer will be involved in their daily activities; waking them up, helping in school preparation, creating activities during leisure time, and supporting with learning.

Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give them motivation in practicing their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning in a form of dialogue, music and games could give the student better understanding of another country and culture.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should love to work with young people and be open-minded, mature, respectful of local customs, tolerant, creative, flexible, patient, confident and independent. The volunteer should also be willing to accept basic living conditions in the project site.

The volunteer should have never been found guilty in a criminal case. It is strictly prohibited to possess narcotics, marijuana, opium, stimulants or other drugs. The volunteer should not have piercings on the face and no visible tattoos. A common hairstyle (not colourful, dreadlocks) is requested. Flexible vegetarians are welcomed but unfortunately, we are not able to host strict vegetarians (vegan).

Please accept our apology that we are not able to host volunteers with mental disabilities or people with mobility and movement impairments, such as a limitation on physical functioning, blindness, deftness, epilepsy, sleep disorders etc.)


The project is located in Semarang, Central Java

The terminal of arrival: Semarang Airport, railway station (Volunteer is NOT ALLOWED to buy a flight ticket before getting the visa and confirmation from the host organization).

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The accommodation and food will be provided by the host project. The volunteer will stay with a local host family or at a dormitory (to be confirmed). Facilities are simple and Indonesian style (no hot water, no washing machine).

More Information

The project is open for a female volunteer only. 

To respect all the regulation due to COVID-19 the volunteers should follow the health protocol obligated by the Government of Indonesia.

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