Volunteer in the heart of South Sulawesi, Indonesia – Help teach English and Environmental awareness.

The Exchange

We wish for volunteers to help us teaching English and educate the students about the importance of having an awareness to keep the environment clean. (Cleaning out the backyard, painting, building a bottle window, etc);

What you offer

3 hours of help per day

Child Care: Get a new purpose in life educating and caring for children

Teaching Sports: Organize and teach different sports and activities.

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

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

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

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

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Drinks: Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

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

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Permaculture Course: Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.


Intermediate English or Fluent English

Between 18 and 50 years old

Be from outside Indonesia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

English Program:
English classes are offered to students of all ages twice daily (3-6pm) 5 days per week (Mondays to Fridays). Currently we have on average 13 students per class. We currently have three English classes (1 Primary School class, 1 Beginners class, and 1 Intermediate class) that meet three times during the week. We hope to continue to grow our English classes so that we may offer more classes and be able to accept more students. All classes are taught by Faisal or volunteers, with the additional assistance of volunteer locals.

Environmental Program:
I believe it is important to do what we can to improve our environment. While parts of Indonesia have very strong environmental programs, here in Bajo in South Sulawesi Indonesia, we are just getting started.
Our first step to achieving our environmental goals, with the help of volunteers, has been to educate our student

Activities & Shift

Our volunteers teach the students between Monday to Friday and then have their weekends to discover the beautiful locations around Luwu, Indonesia.

But apart from teaching the rest of the day is up to you really. Help as much as you want or feel like. We love sharing our knowledge and Indonesian cultures.

A daily routine could consist of:

~waking up from breakfast in the morning;
~If not to hot (maybe) helping with some chores (cleaning out the backyard, painting, building a bottle window, etc);
~help prepare lunch (if you are interested);
~ rest/read a book/play with the family/ chat in the afternoon;
~prepare for the afternoon lessons;
~teach from 3pm – 5pm;
~help prepare dinner (if interested).


In Indonesia, around 80% of the population Muslim. To respect our way of living, it would be nice if you:

~we pray five times a day, the first is a dawn (about 5am). The call to prayer may wake you up but you don’t need to start your day then.
~Indonesian people generally get up very early and sleep in the heat of the day
~people in the area don’t see a lot of foreigners so will call out hello, ask for pictures and want to practice speaking English with you.
~wear T-Shirts instead of top tanks, when you leave the house (rule for women)
~wear skirts or trousers that cover your knees (rule for women)
~bring your hygienic products, you can’t buy absolutely everything here (tampons,…)
~we don’t drink alcohol
~it is always quite hot (20 – 35 degrees C)
~the raining season is from November to April, so bring a rain jacket.