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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Additional Fee

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Holistic Therapies

Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Batangtoru Forest Ecosystem at North Sumatra, Indonesia. There are many activities you can do, such as: tree planting, forest patrol, tree sapling nursery, survival monitoring of planted tree, teaching basic english skill for local staffs & community. In the weekend, of you have some money and wanna spend it, try to visit "Toba Lake" and " Poncan Marine Resort"

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteer contribute $ 50 per month ( stay and security permit from local police office for social visa /non Indonesian tourist), Internet & Electricity at Field Office


  • Intermediate English or Beginner Indonesian

  • Between 20 and 40 years old

  • Be from outside Indonesia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
10 weeks

About Sumatra Rainforest Institute(SRI)

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  • Response Time: 3 days

About the host

If you visit us, you will meet natural rainforest and rurals. You also can reach beatifull beach & poncan islands for sunbath and or Great Toba Lake in the weekend ( its about 4 hours from our project site). ( take your time to using google Poncan Marine Resort and Toba Lake ). Furthermore, you will automatically can visit some exiciting international tourism destinations in North Sumatra province, such as BukitLawang- Leuser National Park. ...

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Want to live this experience?

Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.