Selang Pangeran Volunteers

Come and Volunteer in Sumatra!



Are you keen to go on a holiday where you can visit the local villages and give back to the local communities that you stay in? Are you on a students gap year, a career break or looking for something to do in your retirement? Do you love adventure travel? Our Volunteering in Selang Pangeran Programs might be just what you are looking for!

We are involved with a number of locally run volunteering programs, where you can help teach English to the local children, or plant trees as part of a local reforestation program at Selang Pangeran or  assist with some community projects, like school house building, bridge building or building amenities blocks.

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There are many volunteering options available. You can come to Sumatra for

  1. a volunteering placement from 1 week to 6 months,
  2. you can join a volunteering placement after your Sumatra tour or  trek,
  3. volunteering can be included as part of your Sumatra tour  or trek with our partner Sumatra Adventure Holidays,
  4. or you can arrange to stay after your tour for an extended time to help with these very worthwhile programs.

We partner with Sumatra Adventure Holidays Sumatra Rainforest Eco Retreat with the tree planting and reforestation project at Batu Kapal.

Together with our partners, we help communities to secure the long term future of the people in North Sumatra through the education of our children at Selang Pangeran and surrounding districts, as we believe that our future lies in their hands and education is the key.

There are a number of ways you can give back to the local communities that you visit.

Our Pack for a Purpose Program focuses on the provision of educational supplies to assist with our children’s learning of English and the Environment. You can also help  distribute the Pack For A Purpose school supplies, speak with the teachers and children as part of your trip,  and volunteer for a few hours to teach our children English, as part of your school visit.

Our Volunteer English Program. You can come to our English School House at Selang Pangeran and volunteer to teach English to the local children in the afternoons for 2 hours from 2 to 4 pm.

Adopt a Tree –  Tree Planting and Reforestation Program. Do you love nature and the environment? You can also donate and plant a tree as part of Batu Kapal’s tree planting and reforestation project.

Extended Volunteering Opportunities.There are opportunities to stay on after your tour to help teach English in volunteer English school house or do some environmental volunteering in the national park for either a few days, a week or a month. We are happy to  arrange this for you, for as long as you would like to stay. We can arrange food and accommodation for volunteers from $30 US a day. Please contact us for more information on extended volunteering opportunities and we will be happy to assist.

Building an English school house and rebuilding the bridge at Selang Pangeran. We  raised funds to build a school house and rebuild the footbridge that washed away in the heavy rains for the community surrounding Selang Pangeran. Selang Pangeran is a remote village in Sumatra, where a group of volunteers teach English to 40 local children on Monday to Thursday afternoons every week. We are now raising funds for English-Indonesian dictionaries, school bags and school supplies for the children.

If you would like to participate in any of our volunteering initiatives or make a donation for school supplies for our English School House, please contact us at and we will be happy to make the arrangements for you as part of your adventure travel to Sumatra, a career break, retirement, or your students gap year.