Help with project to teach English and Surf on Nias Island, Indonesia



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    This is a community initiative managed solely through a team of passionate volunteers for Hiliamaetaniha village, a friendly community of approximately 1,800 people near Lagundri bay in the south of Nias Island, Indonesia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to live in a traditional house in a traditional village, a truly authentic cultural experience few foreigners have access to.

    In addition to the opportunity to learn about Indonesian languages and culture, volunteers will also be minutes drive from some of the best surf in the world, and close enough to the tourist areas that they can partake in more modern western comforts whenever they feel the need.

    There are opportunities for excursions to lesser known areas, such as waterfalls, hidden surf spots, and beautiful beaches. Traditional style BBQs with local families and many other unforgettable cultural opportunities are readily available.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Volunteers will be teaching English to the local children of the traditional village of Hiliamaetaniha, South Nias Island, Indonesia. Children are aged from around 6 to 13 years old.

    You may teach 3 days a week or more, for two or 3 hours at a time. Classes are currently held in an open air room on the beach of Lagundri Bay.

    In return, volunteers receive discounted surf lessons and rentals and a truly authentic cultural experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a beach front volunteer house with 3 rooms that accomodates 3 volunteers at a time in Lagundri bay. Just a walk away from the surf!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During their time off volunteers can surf (or learn to surf!) on some of the best breaks in the world, soak in numerous hot springs, chill on the beach, party in the tourist area or take off and explore one of the other many slices of tropical paradise that are just around the corner.

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    A little more information

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    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours a day, 3-5 days a week.

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$2.50 per day to help local family with accommodation costs

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