VOLUNTEERING IN SUMATRA

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN SUMATRA?

1.JUNGLESCHOOL6Are you keen to go on a holiday where you can visit the local villages and give back to the local communities that you stay in? Are you on a students gap year? Do you love adventure travel? CareSumatra's volunteering programs, this might be just what you are looking for!

Sumatra Adventure Holidays partners with CareSumatra and Batu Kapal Conservation to support a number of locally run volunteering programs, where you can help teach English to the local children at the Selang Pangeran Jungle School, Gotong Royong Sunshine Class and Porli Dream Class Volunteer English lessons or come and make a positive contribution to protect the environment in the Batu Kapal Conservation Program, by participating in environmental mapping and animal surveying or planting trees as part of a Orangutan and Wildlife Corridor Biolink Project. These can either be included in your tour or trek to Sumatra or you can stay and volunteer for an extended time to help with these very worthwhile programs.

Sumatra Adventure Holidays partners with a number of local schools  and communities to secure the long term future of the people in North Sumatra through the education of our children, as we believe that our future lies in their hands.

There are a number of ways you can give back to the local communities

Our Batu Kapal Conservation Volunteer Program.

Come and volunteer with us and make a difference! Help us protect this important buffer zone adjacent to the Gungung Leuser National Park, by participating in environmental mapping and animal surveying or helping to planting trees and bamboo wildlife corridors. This project aims to link important fragmented biodiversity hotspots of native vegetation to create wildlife corridors for the animals to move freely between the national park and the bufferzone, as part of our Orangutan and Wildlife Corridor Biolink Project. This buffer zone area is critical to the future survival of the wildlife occurring in the local area. A wild population of wild orangutans live in this bufferzone and it is rich with wildlife. You can either volunteer as part of your tour or trek to Sumatra or you can stay and volunteer for an extended time to help with these very worthwhile programs.

Our Tree Planting and Reforestation Program at Batu Kapal. Do you love nature and the environment? You can donate and plant a tree as part of Batu Kapal's tree planting and reforestation project for 150.000 IDR per tree in this important buffer zone area which borders the Gungung Leuser National Park. All proceeds are reinvested back into the Batu Kapal Conservation Project so that we can continue thsi vital work.

Our Volunteer English Programs. Sumatra Adventure Holidays partners with local NGO CareSumatra, in supporting the local communities and villages, Selang Pangeran, Gotong Royong and Porli where you can volunteer to teach English to the local children in the afternoons for 2 hours.

Our Pack for a Purpose Program focuses on the provision of educational supplies to assist with our children’s learning at the primary schools in the local communities, including the Tualang Gepang and the Gotong Royong Primary Schools. The Gotong Royong Primary School serves 230 children from ages 7 through 12 years old.

Our School Visits, where you to help  distribute the Pack For A Purpose school supplies, speak with the teachers and children as part of your trip,  and volunteer for a few hours to teach our children some new skills, as part of your school visit.

Extended Volunteering Opportunities. We can offer you opportunities to  help teach English in the volunteer English school houses or do some Environmental Volunteering as part of the Batu Kapal Conservation Program, for either a few days, a week or a month. We are happy to  arrange this for you, for as long as you would like to stay. We can arrange food and accommodation for volunteers for $35 to $45 US a day Please contact us for more information on extended volunteering opportunities at the Batu Kapal Conservation Program and we will be happy to assist.

Rebuilding the Selang Pangeran English School House. We helped to raise funds to rebuild a school house that was washed away in a recent flood in this remote village in North Sumatra. We offer a free English class to teach English to 40 local children on Monday to Wednesday afternoons every week. We are now raising funds for English-Indonesian dictionaries, school bags and school supplies for the children. Please contact us if you would like to donate school supplies to this volunteer English School.

If you would like to participate in any of these really worthwhile initiatives or make a donation for school supplies for our English classes, please contact us at  sumatraadventureholidays@gmail.com and we will be happy to make the arrangements for you.

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