Help teach English in Tomia Island, Wakatobi, Indonesia

The Exchange

-About Mari Mabook Camp- Mari Mabook Camp is a non-formal school that I founded with several of my friends since 2016 ago. This school we involve children from the age of 10-12 years. Children here learn with outdoor concepts, I want children to get closer to nature and be able to think fresh.


3 hours of help per day

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English and Intermediate English

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

#How do volunteers teach at Mari Mabook Camp?
• Volunteers will teach every afternoon from 15:00 - 17:00.
Here volunteers will teach English in a non-formal way (only basic lessons and conversations) for 2 hours and for 1 hour is a game using basic media.
• Volunteers will teach for 4 days a week, namely;
- Monday
- Tuesday
- Wednesday
- Saturday

Friday is a holiday and Sunday, we will join with children to carry out social activities, namely cleaning the beach from plastic waste while providing understanding to children about the impact of plastic waste on the sea and its ecosystem and natural environment. In this activity we will also plant mangrove seedlings in the prepared coastal area.

Activities & Shift

Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

Here volunteer friends will get some benefits and they can also collaborate with local communities about cultural differences. Volunteer friends will have the opportunity to learn local culture such as gardening and traditional food processing, fishing with traditional techniques, engaging in cultural events, etc.

While on Tomia Island, volunteer friends will also visit a number of cultural sites, such as old fortresses, pristine villages, learning traditional dances, and visiting the Bajo tribe (nomads fishman) with unique social concepts that reside in coastal and the sea. If volunteer friends want to learn Indonesian and local languages, we also open the class for free.


Respect for cultural differences.