Location
  • Indonesia

Program Details

Language
English
Housing
Guesthouse Hostel

Pricing

Price Details
VFP's placement fee is always $500 ($650 if you are under 18 years old) and must be paid at the time of registration. (If we can’t place you we refund the full fee!) Your registration covers placement, food, accommodation and work materials for your program. Volunteers arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from the project. Projects taking place in the developing world often require an additional fee in the range of $50-$500 payable to our partners upon arrival.
Nov 22, 2019
Oct 30, 2012
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About Program

Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3000 voluntary service projects in more than 100 countries. Each year we provide almost 1,000 volunteers with invaluable opportunities to strengthen their ability to communicate in diverse groups, explore grassroots leadership opportunities, and build cultural understanding and connections around the world.

VFP offers service projects that arise from a grassroots, community based need for adults, teens, seniors, families and groups. Volunteers can choose between Short-Term Projects (Also known as Workcamps) where volunteers from 4 or more countries come together for a 2-3 week service project, or Individual Service Adventures & Gap Year Projects (Also known as Medium Term or Permanent Projects) involve working with VFP to create a personalized 2-week to 1-year experience.

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Joe
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Friendly, warm, affordable

Ever tried durian? On my trip to Indonesia I made fast friends with a guy named Aat, who one evening introduced me to this smelly fruit. 'Try it', he said. So we laid it on the patio, busted out a knife, cut it open, and gave it a whirl. The taste was great, though I had to hold my nose! Just one of the many amazing experiences I had getting to know this beautiful country.

We taught English for several weeks in central Java. The Indonesian people were some of the most engaging and welcoming anywhere (and I've traveled quite a bit). The students were easy to get attached to - we taught them everything from the 'ABCs' song to how to Red Rover.

And the Indonesian countryside...with the green rice paddies, volcanoes seeming to rise on all sides...truly incredible.

The support staff was also fantastic - very professional and thorough, and followed through right up to the very end when they went out of their way to make sure we all caught our various means of travel back home (train, bus, plane).

Overall, I would recommend this program to ANYONE!

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