Volunteer to teach English to children in our school in Riau, Indonesia

  • Indonesia
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  • Last activity: 10 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    introduce my name is jimmi, and my complete name is jimmi Marbun. i am from sumatera island. exactly in sumatera utara (north Sumatera). i'm bataknese. after graduating education faculty from NOMMENSEN UNIVERSITY , as our tradition in my village, all the boys should go out of his house for looking for their own life. by that tradition i went to pangkalan kerinci (Riau province) became a teacher in 2011 in a school.

    After long time to teach english, i am habit with the people around me, they are very kind as indonesian attitude usually. some of the students and their parents asking me to give them extra time in teaching in their house and it is very optimal for them. so i decided to open an english house in one building near the school. and ask some of my friends to teach the students.

    the students attends the class at 4.00 pm. the will pay their tuition fee as their capability. and we use it to pay the the rent of house, and the teacher transportation fee.
    i'm teaching at elementary school, teaching children is very nice for me, their cute and fun. they are 6 - 12 years old. i do my teaching at school in the morning. after that, i continue to teach in my english house. it was a very interesting activities.

    my english house stands since 2015 until now, we still make it more better, This institution provides some skills like language, public speaking and learning guidance.We have some program in this schools like teaching, doing a seminar, making a training, doing a promotion and socialization. and we have culture change between melayu, batak and others culture of other country.

    Because we are learning english as second language, so we need you who wants to share their knowledge, skills or everything that can help our students to more motivated learning english from all around the word .so we invite some people from around the world to share their experience and also get great experience in our great place. I believe that it will make the world changed better..



  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    in my place, there are many different tribes and different varieties of cultures. such as ; Melayu, bataknese, and minang, you will get many experiences from those cultures. you can learn tari persembahan (persembahan dance), tor -tor dance, and piring dance. the others are food ( indonesian traditional food like arsik,ikan salai, dendeng and most of food are spicybut there are also sweet) , clothes, lifestyle, traditional house, traditional market, and how the people get their life by fishing. and also i will take you to elephant conservation near my place.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I would love to invite the volunteers to share their skill, knowledge and experience to the people around me like my families, my friends and my students. Because I have a small language Institution and it has some programs such as teaching, Language practising and motivating students also doing some social activities. we accompany you are when helping students in the class because their are sometimes doesn't understand your dialog. the travellers become assistants in class.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    i will teach Indonesia by English Conversation..!

  • Accommodation


    A simple room in a small house and it has one bed enough for two people with fan. and it is in the local society house of Kerinci. Sleep as society usually,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in Pangkalan kerinci , Riau province, Indonesia. It is a special place that has many interesting places like traditional market, beautiful library, unique cultures, nice foods,fishing in the river, local life style and many things.
    We serve you breakfast,lunch,and dinner in traditional also eouropan food.
    and on day off, i will take you to elephant conservation in Minas. you can show my photos album.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 292586954372

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