Waste Management & River Conservation

Bandung, West Java - Indonésie - Projet permanent

Environnemental - Education - Culturel

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 240 EUR de frais de participation


BACKGROUND: Citarum is the longest river in West Java runs over 300 kilometres from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea. There are 30 million people rely on the water source for agriculture, water supply, fishery, industry, sewerage, electricity, etc. However, unregulated factory growth since the area’s rapid industrialisation in the 1980s has choked the Citarum with both human and industrial waste. The 5 million people who lived in the river basin are directly affected. Over 200 textile factories line the river banks and contaminate the river with lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxins, changing its colour and lending the area an acrid odour. Moreover, the river is also polluted and filed with trash such plastic, styrofoam, even dead animals. In cooperation with Bening Saguling foundation working in Citarum river basin and Saguling basin since 2015, GREAT started the IVS intervention since 2017. We work together in the community development program through education, social, economic, and environment conservation. By using the trash as their potential product for making “TRASH BANK”, they also take advantage from the water hyacinth weed (pollutant plant) by making handicraft from that plant. Now, the community have their own forest in the river basin where they conserve some variant of bamboo trees and other local trees. Their home based has become a learning centre for garbage management and water hyacinth handicraft. AIMS: - To support the foundaton program in environment, social and education - To help garbage management project - To raise the awareness of environment and river conservation to local people - To manage the organic farm with local people - To organize a non formal education for the local people and local children - To exchange cultures among volunteers, local people, and local students - To spread out the idea of voluntary service and international workcamp among the local people



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: Supporting local organization in garbage management and river conservation. WORK: Physical Work: Picking up garbage from Citarum river and saguling basin, doing garbage management, planting trees, making organic fertilizer, gardening and making handy craft. Non-physical Work: Conducting language class, Playing traditional music instrument, traditional games, taking part in culture class, doing school visits, organizing an environment educational workshop or socialization, arranging and preparing English Class, Cross Culture Class, and Recycling Class with local children.

Logement & Nourriture

House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Shared bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules & daily teams for their collective living group.

Emplacement & Temps libre

LOCATION: Cihampelas Village, Bandung Region. Village view.https://goo.gl/maps/wKp1GaRtGeF2 MEETING POINT: Bandung Train Station on starting date at 12.00 midday. Contact Area Manager Bandung (Ms) Lina Apriyani at +62 81321870631; Contact GREAT Staff at incoming.lmtv@greatindonesia.org NEAREST TERMINAL: Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung, IATA Code BDO Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK


REQUIREMENT: Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially river. STARTING DATE: Every month except June. MIN. DURATION: 2 months. LANGUAGE: English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia and Sundanese Language with locals. REMARKS: Be ready with extreme changing weather and mosquitoes.

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.