Two weeks are very short. It takes more time to be able to integrate into a society of a country, to learn how the living conditions are, how the people survive, what they eat, how they think and what they are lack of. To find out more about these things it’s necessary to stay in a country for a few months. During a long term project you get this chance.

The participation fee for a long term project is 350 francs.

All the longer projects are published on the search engine.

If you have any questions or if you would like advice, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@workcamp.ch


You can also find one interesting project here:

Indonesia – Mangrove for Java Pekalongan (GREAT-LMTV09)

Pekalongan, Central Java 

Starting Date:
1st Tue/Wed every month except June, duration 2 months

>18 years old Min.

Planting Mangrove and learn other aspects of Mangrove: social, economic, nature.

Mangrove for Java is a project targeting endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities since 2015 to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of significantly mangrove cutting in the 70’s-80s along with strong waves from the ocean.

To support the local initiatives of local fisher and farmer communities in protecting the sea shore by planting and seedling mangroves.


  • Planting Mangrove at coastal/green belt in muddy habitat with local community and others
  • Organizing and Promoting environment educational (especially Mangrove issue) activity with local schools and university
  • Creating English learning activities with local community
  • Supporting local home industries on promoting local products
  • Planning and organizing campaign about environmental Issue through direct campaigns or social media
  • Organizing weekend workcamp for mangrove planting and education
  • Raising awareness among community, contribution and join Workcamp in Mangrove for Java.

House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules, daily cooking team, cleaning team and washing team and any additional needs together for their collective living group.

Study Theme:
Mangrove and its ecosystem from the Mangrove Information Center – Pekalongan.

Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially tropical – coastal area.

Location & Leisure:
Pekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia. Batik City rich of culture. https://goo.gl/maps/iqHr8DZL86G2

Meeting Point: 
Pekalongan Train Station at arrival hall , Central Java, Indonesia, at starting date, at 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) M.Baihaqi at +62 81578794443; Contact Incoming Staff at incoming.lmtv@greatindonesia.org Language English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia with locals

Nearest Terminal:
• Ahmad Yani International Airport Semarang, IATA Code SRG. ( 1 hour from Semarang Poncol Train Station).

• Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK (4 hours from Jakarta Gambir or Jakarta Pasar Senen Train Station)

Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidit. Less hygiene condition of slum coastal area. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially about mangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education for small children aged from 6-12 and teenagers.

IDR 3.600.000 (about 225 EUR) for first month for volunteers from country with GDP > 10.000 & IDR 3.300.000 (about 200 EUR) per month for the next months.
IDR 3.300.000 (about 206 EUR) for first month for volunteers from country with GDP < 10.000 & IDR 3.000.000 (about 181 EUR) per month for the next months.





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