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GREAT-STV03 INDONESIA Pekalongan, Central Java Environment,Education 24/07/2018 06/08/2018

Mangrove for Java Pekalongan

Use of Participant Fees

55% àDuring workcamp (groceries for meals, cooking needs, drinking water, acomodation, material projects, transportation for project needs, petrol, stationaries, basic first aid, communication by campleaders). While for during LMTV (support meals, acomodation, support for transportation during projects when applicable, On Arrival training, support for transporation for staff visit and Middle Evaluation meeting with local partners).

20% à Donation for preparation workcamp/LMTV (meeting with local partners, focus group discussions, recruiting & organizing training for campleaders and peer volunteers) & post workcamp/LMTV (Evaluation meetings).

25% à Donation for GREAT to organize other events: Enrichment for PV, Bahasa Indonesia Coach, Office needs & taxes, Volunteer Houses Rent & Maintanance, Staff Salary & insurance, Paying membership fees of Networks NVDA & CCIVS, Paying costs of international meetings (Alliance, NVDA, SCI, CCIVS, GLMTV, etc), Capacity building of Staffs, GREAT of Cities, GREAT  Campleaders, GREAT Peer Volunteers, GREAT Trainers, GREAT Bahasa Indonesia Coach, Website and social media development & maintainence.

Profile of volunteers

>18 years old

High motivation for volunteering activity

Ready for manual work (in some workcamps)

Interested to explore Indonesian culture

Visa for workcamp volunteers

Visa on Arrival (VoA):

30 days, can be extended once for another 30 days. Total : 60 days. There is some fee for VoA.

Free Visa:

30 days, NON EXTANDABLE. You just go to the border/ immigration check, tell the officer you will visit Indonesia for tourism. Prepare you return tickets just in case they ask for it. They will let you in by giving you Free Visa non extendable stamp in your passport.

More about Free Visa please check: http://www.indonesianembassy.org.uk/consular/consular_visa_type_free.html


Planting Mangrove and learn other aspects of Mangrove: social, economic, nature.


Mangrove for Java is a project targeting endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities since 2015 to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of significantly mangrove cutting in the 70’s-80s along with strong waves from the ocean. Previous workcamps Mangrove for Java Pekalongan can be viewed here.


  • To support the local initiatives of local fisher and farmer communities in protecting the sea shore by planting and seedling mangroves.
  • To increase the awareness of the other local people and children to protect do sustainable action of environment protection, in coastal area in Java Island


Planting mangrove and other trees in beach, sharing about environment education to local people and children, conducting school visits and universities for environment education, running a green campaign in city centre, and learnig to process the mangrove fruits to be snacks or foods and promoting it. 

Accommodation & meal arrangement

House of local people.  Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules, daily cooking team, cleaning team and washing team and any additional needs together for their collective living group.

Study Theme

Mangrove and its ecosystem from the Mangrove Information Center – Pekalongan.


Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially tropical - coastal area.

Location & Leisure

Pekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia. Batik City rich of culture.  https://goo.gl/maps/iqHr8DZL86G2

Meeting Point

Pekalongan Train Station at arrival hall , Central Java, Indonesia, at starting date, at 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) M.Baihaqi at +62 81578794443; Contact Incoming Staff at incoming.stv@greatindonesia.org


English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia with locals


IDR 2.950.000 (about 185 EUR) for volunteers from country with GDP > 10.000

IDR 1.700.000 (about 105 EUR) for  volunteers from country with GDP < 10.000

Nearest Terminal

  • Ahmad Yani International Airport Semarang, IATA Code SRG. ( 1 hour from Semarang Poncol Train Station).
  • Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK (4 hours from Jakarta Gambir or Jakarta Pasar Senen Train Station)


Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidit. Less hygiene condition of slum coastal area and sometimes flood on the street. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially about mangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education for small children aged from 6-12 and teenagers.