Volunteering in Indonesia

Spanning 17,000 islands, Indonesia is known for its culture, cuisine and welcoming people.

Volunteer with Australia's largest neighbour

Spread across 5,000 kilometres of coast line, Indonesia is home to over 264 million people. By far the largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is an important friend to Australia and plays a critical role in determining the future of the region.

As an Australian volunteer, you can support communities across Indonesia to protect their environment, improve access to health services and education, and strengthen gender equality, disability inclusion and disaster and emergency management.

Browse the assignments below and discover the rich experiences and opportunities on offer in this diverse and regionally significant country.

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Cara is volunteering in Indonesia with her husband, Christian, and their son.
Stone jumping
Traditional stone jumping is iconic not just for Nias, but for all of Indonesia (it appears on one of the national banknotes), Bawomatoluo,
Nathan volunteers as a Farming Management Officer at Yayasan Holi'ana'a, in Indonesia. He's pictured here with Ernus.
Nathan volunteers as a Farming Management Officer at Yayasan Holi'ana'a, in Indonesia. He's pictured here with Ernus.
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Peter volunteers as an International Cooperation Officer at LPTM in Makassar, Indonesia. He's pictured here with Thauhuriah.

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Get a flavour for what it's like volunteering in Indonesia