Bali, Jakarta or Medan, Indonesia


IHF Indonesia accept volunteers into its programs year-round | Apply here


The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) has been active in Indonesia since 1984, our work is primarily focused on providing free supplementary education programs for the poorest members of the communities we are active in, closing the gap between them and their more affluent classmates. IHF currently has centers in Bali, Jakarta and Medan.

Volunteers who sign up to volunteer at one of our education centers make a very real impact during their stay participating in any or all of the following local tasks:

Help with our education programs teaching or supporting our English, Math and Computer classes
Organize special games and activities for the children
Help improve our center by participating in small projects and repairs
Spend time learning from the students about themselves, their families and their culture, and then have the chance to teach them all about yours
Share your knowledge, skills and experience with the communities we serve though our community outreach projects
Support our local teachers through mentoring, advice and sharing a laugh and a joke
Spend your free time exploring your surroundings, for more information on each center and what it location has to offer follow the link below:

IHF Medan Tourism Guide

IHF Jakarta Tourism Guide

IHF Bali Tourism Guide

Volunteers need no prior experience, but do need to have a love of children, patience and kindness. We provide all the necessary training, background, and supplies necessary for you to have meaningful interactions with the children and the wider community.


IHF is looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two weeks to our Legacy Program. Volunteers interested in this program have several options:

You can volunteer for up to 4 hours each day helping out with any of the local tasks above. The rest of your time is free for you to explore the incredible surroundings of our centre.
Add value to our NGO by volunteering for an additional 4 hours each day by working for one of our online teams, gaining practical experience in an NGO environment, certification on completion of your stay and a letter of recommendation upon request you could also get a discounted rate for your stay. This role requires volunteers agree to make additional commitments for the duration of their stay and will have less time for tourism and personal activities. It is best suited to volunteers interested in gaining practical experience working for an International NGO.
Do you have any special skills or training which would be useful to the centre, the community or the people we support? Let our Volunteer Team know, we have adjustable rates for volunteers willing to run professional legacy projects.

Volunteers accepted to this program will have: confidence using the English language, deep empathy for impoverished children and their communities, and a commitment to our Core Values. Previous international travel and volunteer experiences are a plus.

Program Cost

Volunteers in our Legacy Volunteer Program pay a weekly fee of $200 USD. Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local member of staff, are included in this program. All program fees go towards supporting our centers, running our programs and caring for our children. You’ll have a fabulous tourism experience whilst ensuring your money is supporting a wonderful cause you’ll get to see with your own eyes.

Not included are your travel costs to and from your chosen Center, initial visa fees, immunizations, travel insurance, and any spending money you wish to bring with you.

Note: due to the nature of our work with children, should your application be accepted we do require a criminal background check which is less than 1 year old.


In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of children, you will have plenty of time to explore the natural beauty of Indonesia.

Make a difference in the lives of impoverished children
Enhance your CV with international experience
Immerse yourself in local culture
Gain international experience
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni, make life-long friendships
Leave a Legacy by adding value to our center with your knowledge, skills and experience


IHF accepts Legacy volunteer applications on a rolling basis | Apply here

To see what other volunteer opportunities we offer | Click here

About International Humanity Foundation

About us

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s homes in Chiang Rai Thailand, Nakuru, Kenya, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan  and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and depending on your choice of role four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

If you would like more information on IHF and its programs please visit our website www.ihfonline.org or email our team @ volunteers@ihfonline.org for a copy of our prospectus