Volunteering in Indonesia

Meet Australia's largest neighbour

Stretching over 5,000 kilometres of ocean and made up of approximately 17,000 islands, 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.

Australian volunteers help strengthen Australia-Indonesia ties by building relationships and supporting economic and social development across the country. Volunteer assignments focus on a range of issues including environmental protection, access to health services and education, 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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Australian Volunteers Program in Indonesia