Mangrove to Stop Climate Change

Projets permanents (à partir d'un mois)

Pekalongan, Central Java - Indonésie

Environnement - Work with kids - Education

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 240 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: GREAT-LMTV11


BACKGROUND: Mangrove for Java is a project targeting endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities since 2015 to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of significantly mangrove cutting in the 70’s-80s along with strong waves from the ocean. AIMS: To support the local initiatives of local fisher and farmer communities in protecting the sea shore by planting and seedling mangroves. THE MINIMUM DURATION OF THIS PROJECT IS 2 MONTH. You can choose when you start and leave the project.



GREAT is a non-profit NGO which organizes international workcamps in Indonesia and promotes peace through international voluntary service for youth. GREAT dream is to give the opportunity to all youth without exceptions and discrimination to access global education and experience of long-life learning through voluntary service. Mottoes of GREAT are "Think globally, act locally" and "Individually we change our selves. Together we change the world". GREAT vision is that the young generation is the agent of change toward the world friendship and peace. GREAT aims are - To promote volunteering activities as part of non-formal learning - To bring people around the world from different race, language and culture to work together - To learn how to protect the environment and to live sustainably - To know local issues in other countries to create sense of togetherness and sense of belonging as citizen of the world - To understand about other cultures from different countries to create peace.


PROJECT: Planting Mangrove and learn other aspects of Mangrove: social, economic, nature. WORK: 1. Planting Mangrove at coastal/green belt in muddy habitat with local community and others 2. Organizing and Promoting environment educational (especially Mangrove issue) activity with local schools and university 3. Creating English learning activities with local community or kids 4. Supporting local home industries on promoting local products 5. Planning and organizing campaign about environmental Issue through direct campaigns or social media 6. Organizing weekend workcamp for mangrove planting and education 7. Raising awareness among community, contribution and join Workcamp in Mangrove for Java.

Logement & Nourriture

House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers.

Emplacement & Temps libre

LOCATION: Pekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia. Batik City rich of culture. Leisure MEETING POINT: Pekalongan Train Station at arrival hall , Central Java, Indonesia, at starting date, at 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) M.Baihaqi at +62 81578794443; Contact GREAT Staff at NEAREST TERMINAL: Ahmad Yani International Airport Semarang, IATA Code SRG. ( 1 hour from Semarang Poncol Train Station). ● Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK (4 hours from Jakarta Gambir or Jakarta Pasar Senen Train Station)


REQUIREMENT: Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially tropical - coastal area and able to work alone. STARTING DATE: Every month except June. MIN. DURATION: 2 months. LANGUAGE: English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia with locals. REMARKS: Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition of slum coastal area. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially about mangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education for small children aged from 6-12 and teenagers.

Notes Supplémentaires

Participation fee: For the first month: IDR 4.000.000 (EUR 240), and then IDR 3.700.000 (EUR 225) per extra month. 60% of the fee covers the "During LMTV" costs (on arrival training, meals, daily transports, support peer volunteer system of GREAT, support project material for volunteers, GREAT t-shirt, emergency response, support for visa extension). 40% of the fee covers "Pre & Post LMTV" costs (need assessment, organizing meeting with local partners, local community, and local authorities), and "Donation for GREAT" (- To organize other events like capacity building for local volunteers, partners, staff members - To contribute to office needs and taxes, volunteer house rent and maintenance, staff salaries - To pay membership fees of Regional and Global Networks, and costs of international meetings - To cover website and social media maintenance and development, and other promotions events of IVS in Indonesia. Volunteers who apply for this project will be invited to participate to a « session de préparation au départ ». During this session, many things will be discussed as the volunteering projects, your fears and motivations, the intercultural shock, some practical aspects, ect.