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  1. [Call] for Participant Weekend Workcamp Mangkang 1412 : 22-24 August 2014  (Hot)
  2. [Call] Participant of Training for New Member (TNM) Bandung 2014 (Hot)
  3. Outgoing Non Regular (Hot)
  4. List of  Work Camp Projects Season Summer 2014 | Apply Now! (Hot)
  5. Open Recruitment | Apply to be member.
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Lithuania – Summer 2014 – the third week (Wahyu Agung Yon)

Monday – June 23, 2014 Last day in Klaipeda so I went to other city, it took 30 minutes by bus. That city called Palanga. It was nice place. I could see so many old building include church and near from Baltic sea. We (me and Giedre) were walking through old city and passing some park with statue. I saw lady and snake statue and then Giedre told me that they have some legend about lady and snake. I could not remember the name of lady, snake, and so on but I could remember that sad story. I got goosebump suddenly, and picture of that statue which I took disappear when I wrote this blog.

- See more at: http://www.bevolunteer.net/blog/lithuania-summer-2014-third-week-wahyu-agung-yon#sthash.BtIKtnWr.dpuf

Lithuania – Summer 2014 – the second week (Wahyu Agung Yon)

Monday – June 16, 2014 I must prepare for my next schedule. On that day I went to Daugirdiskes. Sounded like I would discuss something there, and that was right. I visited another summer camp. In Daugirdiskes I met one group from Lithuania municipality called Kedainiai and one group from Poland. Daugirdiskes had some rooms to stay. Agne, Giedre’s colleague introduced me to trainers and they said that I should put my backpack in my room. Because this was group discussion between two countries, so in my mind all of them could speak English, and that I would have roommate. But it was not like my expectation; I had nice room but it was only for me.

- See more at: http://www.bevolunteer.net/blog/lithuania-summer-2014-second-week-wahyu-agung-yon#sthash.h5Biqywq.dpuf

Lithuania – Summer 2014 – the first week (Wahyu Agung Yon)

Monday – June 9, 2014 I arrived in Vilnius Airport. Giedre picked me up and took me to her flat. After resting for 2 hours, she took me to Burbuliatorius (some bubble event in Lithuania). A lot of people blewing bubble and played in the park. She introduced me Vilnius, and she gave some city tour. She took me to cathedral and Presidential office. Because I was so tired, we continued our city tour next day.

- See more at: http://www.bevolunteer.net/blog/lithuania-summer-2014-first-week-wahyu-agung-yon#sthash.Rx3lNdbp.dpuf

Call for Participant Weekend Workcamp Mangkang 1412 : 22-24 August 2014


Mangkang is a fisher and farmer village located in west Semarang. This project has become annually and continuously project organized by IIWC in answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line in Mangkang area is now in danger due to the abrasion of the sea, cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money. Mangkang is the project site for IIWC’s World Tanabata Action since 2008. It is a global project initiated by NICE Japan then was adopted by CCIVS UNESCO in the beginning of 2008 where volunteerism all over the world through IVS planting trees and hang their wishes in Tanzaku paper on abamboo leaf. Mangrove preservation is not a single activity but it is very complicated and consists of multiple dimensions. The project will provide a more meaningful impact if it is followed by an awareness raising activity focused on the local people to invite them to care or even to take part in planting. IIWC Volunteers will do a campaign with a focus on the local people in Semarang (city centre).

Another problem in Mangkang is most of parts Mangkang’s village do not have a proper garbage management system and garbage is mainly thrown into the river, burned or just thrown outside, IIWC volunteers are trying to find solutions for this situation.

Apart from creating a method to deal with the waste that already exists, another extremely important aspect is to reduce the amount of anorganic waste which is causing disastrous consequences for the environment, animals and human beings.

A large part of anorganic waste is made up of plastic! Plastic is being used in daily life for all kinds of functions. A relatively easy way to tackle this issue is by starting to refuse plastic bags! Instead of receiving a new plastic bag for each and every shopping it is very easy just to bring your own bag!


  • Protecting the sea shore
  • Increasing awareness amongst the local community
  • Cultural exchange
  • Reducing of plastics use


  • Planting mangroves
  • Intercultural night
  • Campaign and fundraising
  • IIWC members gathering

Date and place:
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 August 2014
Rumah relawan IIWC, Mangkang


Friday 22-08-2014
15:00 Arrival
15:00-17:00 Campsite orientation

17:00-19:00 Dinner

19:00-20:00 sharing home visit

20:00-22.00 intercultural night

Saturday 23-08-2014
07:30-08:30 Breakfast
08:30-12:30 Planting mangroves
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Free time
14.30:00-15.30:00 goes to PKBI semarang
15:30-19:00 IIWC members gathering
19:00-20:00 dinner

20.00-21.00 come back to campsite

21.00-23.00 preparing fundraising and campaign

Sunday 24-08-2014
05:30 goes to Simpang Lima + breakfast
06:00-09:00 Campaign and fundraising on car free day (simpang lima)
09:00-10:00 Back to the campsite
10:00-12.00 sharing and evaluation
12:00-…. Bye bye weekend work camp participants

Volunteers needed:
10 volunteers, all 18+ years old

Participant Fee
60.000 IDR (We will use the participant fee for meals, accommodation, project material and local transport)

What to bring?

  • Bathroom kit
  • Spare clothes for planting
  • Sunblocker
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Sleeping bag and mattress!!!
  • Games/materials for intercultural exchange

How to join?
Apply via sms: send sms to 085642292325 (Riya) with format: WEW1412_Name_City_Email_Arrival Date and Time_Transportation.
Example: WEW1412_Riya_Semarang_badariyahriya@yahoo.co.id_22Agustus /15.00_Motorcycle.
The participation fee is Rp. 60.000 payable after you get the approval email & message to Bank account: BRI Bank, Account Name: Siti Maimunah, Account No: 6660-01-001149-50-0 Please inform your participation fee transfer to 085642292325 (Riya) or just come directly to IIWC office: room 1.04 1st floor PKBI Central Java Building, Jl. Jembawan Raya No. 8 Semarang, Central Java – 50145 Indonesia. Next, IIWC will process your application and send you the welcoming e-mail for the work camp.
Meeting Point: Rumah Relawan (Volunteer House) IIWC Mangkang, Mangkang Wetan Gang Tawes
Meeting Time: Friday, 22 August 2014 at 15.00, please be on time!

[Call] Participant of Training for New Member (TNM) Bandung 2014

poster TNM Bandung

What is Member?

Members of IIWC are volunteers that have been registered to be one of the members of IIWC, understand the vision and mission of IIWC, and are actively involved in IIWC activities by fulfilling the responsibility of becoming members (for example paying the membership fee, joining training for new members, etc).

What Members can do?

As a voluntary service organization, members are very essential for IIWC. For all IIWC activities, contribution and active participation of the members will determine the success or failure of the organization. The contribution and active participation can be in the form of promoting IIWC activities to the people around them, giving ideas and opinion about IIWC existing activities, writing articles for the website and many more. Besides, members are also entitled some privileges such as joining foreign language class, gathering activity with other members from different cities, joining capacity building and training activities of IIWC.

In addition, members can also:

  • be actively involved in short term volunteering activity by becoming camp leader/co leader.
  • participate in Long and Middle Term Volunteering activity by becoming contact person (peer volunteer) for international volunteers.
  • be actively involved as the person in charge for IIWC Community (in different city in Central Java) or weekend work camp, or other events.
  • be actively involved as part of Pool of Trainers IIWC.
  • be selected as the representative of IIWC in international events and activities.

Who can apply to be IIWC Member?

  1. Indonesian citizen or non-Indonesian who has been living in Indonesia for at least 1 year;
  2. The age of general member is 18 years old above;
  3. Not registered as member of another organization which has similar activities as IIWC.

How to be IIWC Member:

  1. Fill in member application form (available at:http://iiwcindonesia.wordpress.com/membership/)
  2. Pay membership fee: Rp. 50.000,00 for 1 year to: Bank BNI (Cab. Imam Bardjo Semarang), Account Name: PKBI Jateng, Account Number: 0033664601
  3. Scan your ID Card (KTP/Passport)
  4. Please send the filled application form, a scan of ID card, and a scan of transfer proof to:pr_iiwcindonesia@yahoo.com

Background Training Member:

Training for New Members (TNM) is a program organized by IIWC aimed at introducing the organization to its new members. TNM allows the new members to gain better understanding and deep insight about International Voluntary Service (IVS), IIWC activities, and some useful information that may bear great importance during their membership.


To provide training for new member so as to gain better understanding about IIWC.


  1. To provide new members with the knowledge about International Voluntary Service (IVS)
  2. To provide new members with the information about IIWC activities.
  3. To support regeneration of IIWC member
  4. To provide new members with the basic knowledge of organizing events.

Expected Outcome:

  • New members understand IVS concepts
  • New members understand about IIWC membership and activities
  • New members understand how to organize IIWC events
  • New members are eager to get involved in IIWC activities

Where and When will the training be held?

Venue: Rumah Seni Ropih, Jl. Braga No.43 – Bandung (-6.918948,107.609647)
Day/Date: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th of August 2014

How to Join The Training?

Follow the membership application procedure as mentioned above. After completing the Member Application Form, please fill in the registration form of Training for New Member Bandung 2014 (download here) and send it to lmtv.iiwcindonesia@gmail.com.

If you wish to complete your membership on the spot, you may proceed to fill in the TNM form. The earlier you register is the better. Limited number of participant! We can only accept maximum 50 participants for this TNM.

If you have any question, feel free to contact us via email or mobile phone at  085640079633 (Benedictus Ariestian).

Call For Volunteers: MA-CHN-DO Workcamp 2014






MA-CHN-DO workcamp is returning this August! The multicultural workcamp between three countries, Indonesia – Malaysia – China will be held for the 2nd time in Qufu Shandong Province, China on 7 – 15 August 2014.

Look forward to a wonderful volunteering experience which take place at one of the World Heritage Site, temple, cemetery and family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6th–5th centuries B.C. Be the one to feel it! What are you waiting for? Read this announcement carefully and fill the application form.

The MA-CHN-DO project was agreed by UNESCO in the 2012 Asia Pacific Regional Conference between WH site manager and youth NGOs in Seoul, South Korea. The participants of the conference were from World Heritage sites and non-governmental youth organizations. This is an ongoing project, it was held in Malaysia in the summer of 2013, and it will be held in China and Indonesia respectively in 2014 and 2015.

The objective of the project is to find a way to establish a model of sustainable development of World Heritage Site. Moreover, the project aims to enhance the understanding of World Heritage protection, to address challenges posed by excessive tourism at the site, and to promote the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Confucianism.

MA-CHN-DO 2014 is hosted by Chinese Society of Education Training Center (CSETC). The activities of the camp site will be in Confucius hometown — Qufu. 90 volunteers from Malaysia, Indonesia, China will provide volunteer service activities for a period of 8 days here, including census and protection of ancient trees, repairing, culture exchange etc. Let us look forward to the activities and hope it will be successful.

Date                   : August 7th – 15th 2014
Location        : Qufu Shandong Province, China.
Volunteers   : Volunteers from three countries Malaysia, Indonesia and China will do voluntary service in groups.
Activities       : Volunteers will do voluntary service at the world heritage sites for hands-on works for conservation, preservation and protection purpose, for example, repair the quickeset hedge, repair ancient architectures, clean the brickwork joint and graffiti, etc. Besides, work on campus with local teenagers for intercultural learning and exchange and educational purpose, and do some excursion. Accommodation: Xingtan Middle School in Qufu will provide the dormitory and volunteers will have dinners in the dining hall of this school.

IIWC Indonesia looking for:

4 Camp Leaders 15 participants
  • IIWC members (membership valid until September 2014)
  • 18+ years old
  • Fluent in English (A Must)
  • Highly motivated and committed
  • High curiosity and open minded
  • Creative and initiative
  • Independent and responsible
  • Ever participated IIWC workcamp
  • Ever led minimum one IIWC workcamp in the last 2 years.
  • Be open to new experiences and willing to share
  • Be willing to take part in all the activities mentioned above also the preparation
  • Committed to join actively IIWC activities when returning to Indonesia


  • Indonesian
  • Age 17 – 35 years old
  • Should be at least intermediate level of English in order to give presentations and join discussions
  • Highly motivated and committed
  • High curiosity and open minded
  • Creative and initiative
  • Independent and responsible
  • Having experience in voluntary or other activity related to heritage topic both cultural and natural (scout, workcamp, redcross, etc) is preferable
NO participant FEE

Accommodation and meals, as well as local transportation in Qufu, free excursion in Qufu, International certificate, T-shirt are provided.

NO participant FEE

Accommodation and meals, as well as local transportation in Qufu, free excursion in Qufu, International certificate, T-shirt are provided.

Travel and visa application process arranged by camp leader Travel and visa application process arranged by participant

Support document for visa application is available when it is neccessary

50% travel reimbursement for each camp leader and maximum IDR 3,000,000 NO travel reimbursement
Must attend Pre-Departure Training in IIWC office Semarang on 21 July 2014. Participant who live in Central Java Province, must attend Pre-Departure Training in IIWC office Semarang on 21 July 2014. For those who live out of Central Java Province will have it by skype (flexible time between 21 – 23 July 2014).
*Pre-Departure Training (PDT) includes sessions and interactive simulation of topics such as International Voluntary Service, Intercultural Learning, Conflict Handling Management, Save and healthy travelling tips, special team building sessions, world heritage study, etc modules are available.

*PDT is FREE. Free accommodation is available for volunteers from out of Semarang who would like to join PDT on 21 July 2014.

Inscription fee Rp. 500.000 paid after approval Inscription fee Rp.1.500.000 paid after approval
Should pay guaranty fee Rp. 1.000.000 which will be returned after camp leader come back to Indonesia -

How to apply?

  • Send us your application form, CV and motivation letter (comprising what makes you interested in this program, how have you involved so far with such kind of activities/projects, what is your expectation if you are selected) not more than 2 pages of A4 paper size by email to: iiwc1@yahoo.com and pr_iiwcindonesia@yahoo.com from now until July 15th 2014.
  • An interview either by skype or phone or by physical meeting will be held as soon as IIWC receives your application.
  • Once your application is approved you will get an invoice of inscription fee payable within 1 – 2 days to IIWC office: 1st floor PKBI Central Java Building room 104, Jl. Jembawan Raya No. 8 Semarang, Central Java – 50145 Indonesia Telp. (024) 7603503. Or by bank transfer to :

                         Account Name : Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia
                         Account Number : 0033664601
                         Bank Name : BNI UNDIP Semarang

Looking forward to receive your application soon..

Download the application form here.


Call for Local Medical Student Group/Club Partner of Group Work Camp (GWC) 2015

IIWC merupakan organisasi non pemerintah (non government organization/ NGO) penyelenggara kegiatan kerelawanan internasional yang berpusat di Kota Semarang. IIWC adalah anggota dari berbagai jaringan organisasi kerelawanan Internasional seperti Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Network for Voluntary Development in Asia Pacific (NVDA), dan mitra dari Alliance European Network dan Service Civil International (SCI). IIWC percaya bahwa pemuda adalah agen pembawa perubahan menuju persahabatan dan perdamaian dunia.

Indonesia International Work Camp (IIWC) mengundang organisasi kemahasiswaaan/ kelompok mahasiswa/ komunitas mahasiswa di Kota Semarang dan sekitarnya yang peduli pada isu Kesehatan untuk menjadi relawan Group Workcamp (GWC) bersama Komunitas  mahasiswa Kedokteran dan Keperawatan Euphoria, Universitas KEIO Tokyo Jepang pada kalender IIWC Winter-Spring Workcamp 2015 (Januari – April).

International workcamp adalah sebuah kegiatan kerelawanan internasional berdurasi 10-14 hari dimana sekelompok (5-30) relawan dari beberapa negara berkumpul di suatu tempat dan menjadi satu tim untuk melakukan kegiatan bersama masyarakat setempat. Kegiatan ini bertujuan untuk memunculkan potensi komunitas lokal dan peserta sendiri serta untuk mengusung misi persahabatan dunia.

Group Work Camp (GWC) adalah salah satu jenis dari International Workcamp yang mempertemukan dua kelompok yang memiliki latar belakang pendidikan dan kepedulian yang sama dengan isu tertentu. IIWC bekerja sama dengan NICE Jepang dan himpunan mahasiswa Kedokteran dan Keperawatan Euphoria Universitas KEIO Jepang.

Tentang GWC 2004 – 2014

GWC IIWC-NICE telah diimplementasikan selama sepuluh tahun sejak 2004 oleh Euphoria dan Asosiasi Mahasiswa Kedokteran Asia (AMSA) Universitas Diponegoro. Dalam melaksanakan aksi kerelawanannya GWC bekerja sama dengan beberapa mitra lokal selama sepuluh tahun terakhir yaitu yayasan Setara, Rumah Pintar Bangjo, NOVIB PKBI Jawa Tengah, dan Griya Asa PKBI Kota Semarang. Sejumlah pemberitaan tentang GWC dan fotonya adalah sebagai berikut:

GWC Semarang Street Children Project Spring 2013 & 2014

GWC Tegalrejo SW Project Spring 2013 & 2014

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