Corto plazo
GREAT-STV1911 INDONESIA Bandung, West Java Corto Plazo 30/08/2019 12/09/2019


Supporting local organization in river conservation. 



Citarum is the longest river in West Java runs over 300 kilometres from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea. There are 30 million people rely on the water source for agriculture, water supply, fishery, industry, sewerage, electricity, etc. However, unregulated factory growth since the area’s rapid industrialisation in the 1980s has choked the Citarum with both human and industrial waste. The 5 million people who lived in the river basin are directly affected. Over 200 textile factories line the river banks and contaminate the river with lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxins, changing its colour and lending the area an acrid odour. Moreover, the river is also polluted and filed with trash such plastic, styrofoam, even dead animals.  In cooperation with Bening Saguling foundation working in Citarum river basin and Saguling basin since 2015, GREAT started the IVS intervention since 2017. We work together in the community development program through education, social, economic, and environment conservation. By using the trash as their potential product for making “TRASH BANK”, they also take advantage from the water hyacinth weed (pollutant plant) by making handicraft from that plant. Now, the community have their own forest in the river basin where they conserve some variant of bamboo trees and other local trees. Their home based has become a learning centre for garbage management and water handicraft. 



1. To support the foundation program in environment conservation, social and education 2. To promote the foundation as a learning centre for environment conservation  3. To organize mini library for local people 4. To spread out the idea of voluntary service and international workcamp among the local people 5. To raise awareness about the garbage problem in Citarum river 6. To organize environment education for children in Citarum Basin Area 



There are  two activities; Physical Work (Picking up garbage from Citarum river and Saguling basin, doing garbage management, planting trees, making organic fertilizer, gardening, and making handy craft) and Non-physical Work (Conducting language class, mentoring green school project, taking part in culture class, doing school visits, organizing an environment educational workshop or socialization, creating art activities and promoting mini library) 


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 teams for their collective living group.  


Study Theme 

River Conservation and local culture of Bandung 



Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially river issue 


Location & Leisure Cihampelas Village, Bandung Region. Village view. https://goo.gl/maps/wKp1GaRtGeF2 


Meeting Point 

Bandung Train Station on starting date at 12.00 midday. Contact Bandung Staff (Mr) Deni Irawan at +62821-7602-9017; Contact Incoming Staff at incoming.stv@greatindonesia.org     



English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese language with locals. 



Citarum River Conservation/ STV1911/ 30 August – 12 September 2019 IDR 3.800.000 for volunteers from country with GDP > 10.000  IDR 3.000.000 for  volunteers from country with GDP < 10.000  


Nearest Terminal 

 Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung, IATA Code BDO  Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK 



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