Volunteers have the option to complete their program at any of our IHF Education Centers located in Jakarta, Bali, and Medan. Our centers across Indonesia operate free and open classes for students ages 6 to 18, taught by local teachers in congruence with international volunteers. We strive to develop global leaders with cross cultural experiences through the teaching of core competencies in addition to offering leadership and life skills training. Each center will present the volunteer with unique challenges in terms of management of local volunteers, classroom management, and community engagement, in addition to being trained on the operational procedures required to oversee the successful management of an NGO.
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Indonesia since 1984. Though each center has unique needs and challenges the primary goal of each is the same, to provide free supplementary education for children from economically underprivileged backgrounds. Volunteers who sign up to donate their time at one of our IHF Education Centers make a very real impact during their stay participating in any or all of the following local tasks:
Organize special games, activities, and workshops for the children
Submit weekly lesson plans, and lead informal English, math, & computer classes
Help improve our center by participating in small projects and repairs
Share your knowledge, skills and experience with the communities we serve through our community outreach projects
Support our local Indonesian teachers through both professional mentorship and social friendships cultivated
Train in the core components of an international organization (including management skills, policy and procedures, finance, fundraising, media & PR, donor relations, and recruitment)
Be responsible for the management, design and implementation of community led projects linked to your academic and or professional skills and experience
Manage local volunteers and shape their experience at our IHF Education Center
The program requires a minimum time commitment of 4 months, though we encourage volunteers to stay for up to 1 year or more.
In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of the children we serve, you will also have access to the following benefits:
Certificate of program completion
Letter of recommendation upon request
Acquire leadership and management capacities that will enable you to lead in the ever-changing global environment
Gain practical experience in an NGO environment
Interact with locals, experience a different culture, and build cultural awareness
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni
IHF is looking for individuals who can commit to the minimum 4 month with a strong interest in global leadership. Volunteers need no prior experience teaching, but do need to have, patience, kindness, and a love of children.
At-Home Volunteers- Not sure if you are ready to travel and live as a volunteer at one of our centers? No problem! IHF is searching for At-Home Volunteers to support our mission remotely by committing 2-3 hours per week from their homes around the world. An At-Home volunteer should have access to a dependable computer, wifi connection, and experience with Google Suites applications is a plus.
Volunteers accepted to this program will have:
Confidence using the English language (both spoken and written)
A passion for international development with a particular emphasis on universal education
Proficiency in Google Suite applications
The means to live in country at one of our centers for the duration of your program
An open-mind, with an interest in learning not just about the community, but from the community
A commitment to our Core Values
Previous international travel and volunteer experience is a plus
Career development goals aligned with IHF’s mission
Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local member of staff, are included in this program. Additionally, you are free to eat outside of the center at your own expense.
Not included are your travel costs to and from our IHF Center, immunizations, travel insurance, visa fees, and any spending money you wish to bring with you.
Note: Due to the nature of our work with children, should your application be accepted we do require a clean criminal background check which is less than 1 year old.
IHF accepts applicants on a rolling basis | Apply Here
For any other enquiries contact our Volunteer Team | Here
For more information | www.ihfonline.org
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