The Volunteer In Java Programme was created in 2010 by a small group of English teachers who have been working for several years alongside Native Speakers. In 2013 The Volunteer in Java Programme is one of the recommended programme by The Lonely Planet Guide Book. And the programme was founded by a group of five Sundanese locals:
Irwan Kumis, who is fluent in English, has been teaching primary school English for 9 years, as well as working for several years as a guide for Western travellers. He used to work for a German NGO, Forder-und Interessengemeinschaft, as a volunteer in post-Tsunami Reconstruction and Development on Sabang–Weh Island–Aceh for 1 year. He studied Economic in a university in Cianjur. He spends a great deal of his free time working and socializing with westerners
Jamal Hammadi, is a talented and young English teacher who has been working for several years as a guide for Western travellers. He is so excited and passionate to introduce sightsees in the surrounding areas. He is learning German and French at the moment.
Indri Indriyati, is a charming and easy going girl. She is an English teacher in one of Cianjur hospitality school. She has been teaching English for a few years. She also speaks French and she has traveled to Java, Bali, Lombok, and Malaysia.
Ade Setiawan, is a university student in Cianjur. He has an American nick name "Jhon". He lives nearby the homestay and he is a cool man. He has plenty of time to guide and look after the volunteers. He did an Indonesian backpacking cross to Bali by hitchhiking.
Haseum, a web designer who builds this website. Now, he is an internet business consultant in Jakarta.
The programme centres around volunteer teaching in local Primary and Secondary Schools where native speakers can help students and teachers with their conversational English. Although native speakers are preferred, it is often possible for non-native who speaks fluent English to apply.
We try our best to immerse our guests in the local culture and environment, so this is a perfect programme for those interested in learning more about Indonesian culture, cuisine or the Bahasa Indonesia.