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Education Coordinator

An opportunity exists for someone with experience or teaching qualifications to become a Volunteer Education Coordinator to assist with these programs while based at our conservation property in the forest near Bukit Lawang, Sumatra. There are opportunities to plan and deliver multiple learning programs, which can be used for personal portfolios for teachers seeking to use this opportunity to gain experience for future employment also.


  • Getting to know the local children and them getting to
    know you!
  • A position for a person with teaching or language-teaching experience
  • Become part of the community in a beautiful and remote
    North Sumatra.
  • Explore the pristine wild rainforests, mountains, and
  • Trek to see some of the fantastic wildlife of the area,
    such as orangutans, gibbons, Thomas Leaf monkeys and more.
  • As a volunteer teaching assistant, you will empower the
    local children by giving them much-needed English skills to provide a better
    future and employment opportunities.


CareSumatra funds several afterschool programs teaching English with an environmental focus. There are also classes for children who do not go to school. We also have several staff we are currently training in English and hospitality. Indonesia is globally ranked 50th in education, and teaching strategies in formal schools are limited to rote learning and teaching from workbooks. Our classrooms aim to provide more inclusive and effective teaching programs.


  • Plan and deliver daily English lessons to CareSumatra staff and associated people.
  • Assist in delivering and improving CareSumatra Education programs, including Dream Class, Jungle School, Tiger Green School, Sunshine Market Class and other programs.
  • Provide teacher development to improve lesson delivery
  • Develop portfolios on classrooms, teachers, and students to be used in future accreditations, fundraisers, outreach etc.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to design appropriate assessments to display learning achievements.
  • Look for and apply for funding opportunities and grants.
  • Assist in sharing our school projects on social media and through other methods to raise the profile and awareness of our programs.
  •  Regularly report to the Education Manager.

Our children’s English lessons run most of the year; however, they may be closed during Ramadan and over Christmas and New Year.

Typical day

A typical day of volunteering activities (times are indicative): 

8.00 am Breakfast

9.00 – 10.00 am  – deliver English/Hospitality lessons to staff

11.00 – 1.00  pm – research funding opportunities, sources of resources, complete planning activities, share information from lessons to managers and other stakeholders as updates and to share on our media.

1.00 pm Lunch

2.00 – 4.30 pm – Lesson time. Assist teachers or deliver lessons as per planning

6.30 Dinner

In the evening, volunteers share their work experiences during the day, play cards or games, relax, and read a book.