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GREAT-LMTV03 INDONESIA Pekalongan, Central Java Kids, Education 01/02/2018 31/12/2018

Pekalongan Happy Children

Starting Date 1st Tue/Wed every month. Except June

Age >18 years old

Min. Duration           2 months

Visa for LMTVs

Visa on Arrival (VoA):

30 days, can be extended once for another 30 days. Total : 60 days. Suitable for MTV for 2 months.

Visa index 211 (Social Culture):

60 days, can be extended 4 times, each extension prolongs our stay for 30 days. Total : 180 days. Suitable for LTV. You have to apply in Indonesian embbasy before your arrival in Indonesia.

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 tickets just in case they ask for your return ticket. They will let you in by giving you the Free Visa non extendable stamp in your passport.

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

Profile of volunteers


Volunteering with kids living in slum area in Pekalongan City.


Pekalongan is the city near Semarang, two hours by bus or one half hour by train to the west side. This project site consists of 2 different project areas with 2 different characters.

Pasirsari. The children in Pasirsari are interested in additional education after school. Volunteering activity can use a public learning center house in Pasirsari.

Bugisan. The children in Bugisan are more interested in art, drawing, and handicraft things, and normally they love to do the activity near the street. Volunteering activity can use a public learning spot near by the area or outdoor activities.


To inspire and motivate the children to be more confident and active and dare to have dream.


Volunteers are expected to support the local volunteers to:

  1. Organize interesting creative activities to motivate the children to keep continue their study or go back to school;
  2. Organize various skill development activities;
  3. Give additional lesson to support children education;
  4. Raise awareness children’s personal hygiene like washing hand, brushing teeth, etc.
  5. Find possible activities together with the local volunteers

Note: 25 to 40 hours/week. Sometimes the volunteers are needed to support GREAT to do other voluntary action during the weekends.


Volunteers will stay in a sharing house with other volunteers at Pekalongan volunteer house. Fridge is available. Volunteer must take care of their own meals and cover personal expenses. Gas for cooking and water gallon are covered by donation from international volunteers and local volunteers (not covered by participation fee)

Study Theme

The local culture of Pekalongan and Batik as the Pekalongan uniqueness.


Strong motivation and interest in non formal learning methods for kids.

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,  on volunteer’s arrival date, at 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) M.Baihaqi at +62 81578794443; Contact Incoming Staff at incoming.lmtv@greatindonesia.org


English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia with locals


IDR 3.600.000 (about 225 EUR) for first month for volunteers from country with GDP > 10.000  & IDR 3.300.000 (about 200 EUR) per month for the next months.


IDR 3.300.000 (about 206 EUR) for first month for volunteers from country with GDP < 10.000 & IDR 3.000.000 (about 181 EUR)  per month for the next months.

Nearest Terminal

Pekalongan Train Station, Central Java, Indonesia


Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition.

! NOTE! For volunteer who is willing to take opportunity to share about Global Knowledge and Intercultural Learning through English conversation as side project in STIE Muhammadiyah Pekalongan and is accepted by the school, the fee is deducted into IDR 2,200,000 (about 137 EUR) for the 2nd month and so on. Mention your interest in your Volunteer Exchange Form.