Affordable Volunteer Program in Indonesia for over 30s & Families

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Join IVHQ on our Indonesia program! Located on the beautiful Simeulue Island, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The IVHQ Indonesia program has been created for volunteers over 30 and families, where you are based out of a eco-minded surf resort and you will instantly feel at home on the tropical paradise. IVHQers take part on the Island Conservation project, where volunteers work on a range of different initiatives focused on conservation and environmental restoration.

The volunteer program begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and you can choose to volunteer for 1, 2 or 4 weeks.

  • This program is for volunteers 30 years or over and families. Family members under the age of 30 years are able to join with their parent/guardian who is over the age of 30.
  • When volunteering on the Island Conservation project in Indonesia, you will play an important role in supporting a range of conservation activities to help preserve the eco-systems and species on the island of Simeulue.
  • The volunteer program begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and you can choose to volunteer for 1, 2 or 4 weeks.
  • If you are volunteering for 2 weeks or longer, you will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer work on Bangkaru Island. The island is located to the south-east of Simeulue within the Banyaks archipelago. Bangkaru is an uninhabited island with un
  • There is world-class waves on your door step in your free time, along with snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding down the Sumatran river.

Questions & Answers


based on 2 reviews
  • Impact 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 8.5
  • Value 9
  • Safety 9
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Family Volunteer Holiday Indonesia

My husband and I wanted an experience with our children that was meaningful and fun. We chose the IVHQ program in Simeulue, Indonesia because of the focus on supporting local communities in the areas of social enterprise, environment, education and conservation. The tropical climate, white sand beaches, surf breaks and natural beauty of the island made it a very special destination. Our volunteer program was well considered and diverse, which meant our children were super engaged with the experience. The accommodation and facilities allowed us to relax and enjoy some quality holiday time in Simeulue as a family. We would highly recommend this volunteer program

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sophie, Thanks so much for taking the time to share a little about your family’s experience on our program in Simeulue, Indonesia. We are so glad that you found the program meaningful and fun – that sounds ideal! We hope your review encourages other families to volunteer abroad. It has been a pleasure to have you join us and we would love to have you back.
Sarah – IVHQ Indonesia Program Manager

Yes, I recommend
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Indonesia Family Volunteer Experience

This volunteer program was a truly unique experience for our family. Our kids, 5 and 7 years old were engaged in a variety of activities alongside the local children which meant that they were contributing to the community in a valuable way whilst having loads of fun. From beach clean-ups, to English lessons, and conservation education, as a family we participated in very well organised volunteer activities. What is so unique about this programme is the balance between work, and play. The stunning beach setting and authentic accommodation made it an amazing destination.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sophie, Thanks for sharing! The Indonesia program is perfect for families and we are so glad to hear that you found that the experience was a great balance between work and play.
Sarah - IVHQ Indonesia Program Manager

Yes, I recommend

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