Come help the children and with community development on the largest landfill in SE Asia.

  • Indonesia
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  • Last activity: 16/12/2022




  • Description


    Our Home on the Dump!

    We are a non-profit organisation that has been working on the largest landfill in SE Asia for the last 12 years. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia and home to around 3,000 families, it is about 108 hectares in size and encompasses four small villages. Most of the residents work in the informal waste picker sector and earn between two and five dollars a day. From our onsite HQ on the landfill we have been teaching English to the children on the landfill every Sunday and holding events every month. We have established an excellent rapport with the community and expanded our HQ to include a roof garden.

    At the moment we can only accommodate volunteers from Thursday evening until Monday morning as we need to leave the premises during the week for work. However if people would like to stay for longer they are welcome to stay somewhere else in Jakarta or places nearby and then return the following weekend. Sundays are the main days where the children come around for activities whereas other days are spent building, painting, gardening or whatever else needs doing.

    As we are a non-profit organisation and don't receive much additional funding we ask that volunteers contribute 150000 IDR per night to help cover food and maintenance costs.

    The project focus on the creation and operation of a hostel and community hub.
    The hub includes facilities for a school, workshop, tool shed and computer lab.
    Vegetables will be grown in a variety of styles to demonstrate how to provide nutrition in challenging circumstances.
    The development of education and eco-tourism courses and activities for locals and visitors.
    On-going improvements in local facilities- sanitation, play area, library etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Indonesian culture and customs, speak and learn Bahasa Indonesia, learn Indonesian cooking, teaching the children and making a positive impact on their lives, environmental improvement and waste management skills.

  • Help


    We have developed a community hub on South East Asia's biggest landfill to create an opportunity for many people, locals and travelers, to work together at the landfill to give whatever skills they have. It's to show people that there is a community living here, and it allows people a chance to change the mindset of the community here to see that they have more oppurtunities than just staying and working on the landfill. It allows people to see that they can achieve their dreams and surpass any limitations, to show the children and adults that the possibilities are endless.

    We want volunteers to contribute whatever they can to improve the lives of everyone here. We have set a facility for the kids and young adults to come and learn and grow with the hope of improving their futures.
    Any skill that is positive is welcome here. We love dancing, singing, instruments, gardening, computer whizzes, artists and environmentalists. Whether you want to cook, make us laugh or teach the kids whatever you can, you are welcome at our home.

    Open for volunteers!
    We are looking for :
    ° Grafic designer
    ° Architect
    ° Design interior
    ° Carpenter
    ° Digital Marketing
    ° Dance Instructor
    ° Writer
    ° Gardener
    ° Builder
    ° Fighter
    ° English Teacher
    ° IT
    ° Conceptor
    ° Yoga instructor
    ° Comedian etc

    Let's experience something different and unique in our home on the dump!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    4-bed private pod dorm in our house.
    4 tents for rooftop glamping
    Shared kitchen
    Dining room
    Living room
    Western styled toilets and showers
    Rooftop garden
    Mini gym with boxing stuff
    We also have several cats so if you are allergic this is something to consider.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby Jakarta for weekend trips and parties
    Indonesian weddings and cultural events
    Day trips to waterfalls and gardens
    Transport is available

  • 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

  • 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: 612916219173

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