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LMTV 06 INDONESIA Cihampelas Village, Bandung Region. ENVI, EDU, KIDS 01/09/2020 31/12/2020


LMTV 06 Waste Management & River Conservation

Every month


Min. Duration 2 months

Age: 18+


PROJECT: Supporting local organization in garbage management and river conservation.

BACKGROUND: 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 BeningSaguling 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 hyacinth handicraft.


•    To support the foundaton program in environment, social and education

•    To help garbage management project

•    To raise the awareness of environment and river conservation to local people

•    To manage the organic farm with local people

•    To organize a non formal education for the local people and local children

•    To exchange cultures among volunteers, local people, and local students

•    To spread out the idea of voluntary service and international workcamp among the local people

WORK: Physical Work: picking up garbage from Citarum river and saguling basin, doing garbage management, planting trees, making organic fertilizer, gardening and making handy craft.

Non-physical Work: conducting language class, Playing traditional music instrument, traditional games, taking part in culture class, doing school visits, organizing an environment educational workshop or socialization, arranging and preparing English Class, Cross Culture Class, and Recycling Class with local children.

ACCOMODATION: House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. Shared bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules & daily teams for their collective living group.

STUDY THEME: Garbage Management and River Conservation.

REQUIREMENT: Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially river.

LOCATION & LEISURE:  Cihampelas Village, Bandung Region. Village view.https://goo.gl/maps/wKp1GaRtGeF2 2 

MEETING POINT: Bandung Train Station on starting date at 12.00 midday. Contact Bandung Staff (Mr) DeniIrawan at +62 821-7602-9017; Contact GREAT Staff at incoming.lmtv@greatindonesia.org    

LANGUAGE: English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia and Sundanese Language with locals


IDR 4.000.000for first month for volunteers from country with GDP > 10.000  &

IDR 3.700.000per month for the next months.

IDR 3.200.000for first month for volunteers from country with GDP < 10.000 &

IDR 2.800.000 per month for the next months.


Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung, IATA Code BDO

SoekarnoHatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK

REMARKS: Be ready with extreme changing weather and mosquitoes.