Volunteer Opportunities in Central Jakarta

When you are thinking of doing something impactful, volunteer work can be your choice. There are a lot of organizations, communities, and foundations around Jakarta that open vacancies for those who are willing to continue in their society. It can be such a fulfillment experience to do on the weekend. Ask your friends, family, or colleagues to do it with you. There are several advantages that you can get when you are doing volunteer work. You learn to be more content with yourself by giving to others what you have (time, energy, listening ears, material possession), you can connect with others who pursue the same goal and has the same purpose as you, it leaves a sense of gratitude within yourself, and it opens your eyes to the real world. 

In Central Jakarta, some communities offer volunteer work and cover different types of areas that are studying, refugee protection, disaster, and even human rights. You can also donate to help the sustainability of those communities and foundations. Here, we would love to help you by giving some information about what kind of volunteering works are available that you can join:

1. Rumah Belajar Senen (RBS)

Rumah Belajar Senen (RBS) kids
Rumah Belajar Senen (RBS)

It was established in 2005 by the Sahabat Anak community, and GKI Kwitang’s people. The activities that can be done every weekend, such as drawing, coloring, crossword puzzles, and another thing to do to collaborate between volunteer teachers and the kids. At that time, RBS is still mobile. The vision of this volunteer opportunity is to instill the values of education that every marginal child is precious. The mission is to become a best friend that gives love all the time and asks people that might care with marginal children to be involved.

Contact Us:

Address: Jl. Dahlia No.1, RW.1, Kramat, Kec. Senen, Central Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10450

Phone: +627780996896

Instagram: @rumahbelajarsenen




Suaka, or “asylum” in the Indonesian word is an Indonesian civil society association for refugee rights protection. Nowadays, 2 organizations joined Suaka, which are Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) & Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta (LBH Jakarta). The mission of this association is to provide legal aid, advice, and information to asylum seekers and refugees; Empowering asylum seekers and refugees to understand and advocate for their human rights; Raising public awareness on asylum and refugee issues, and Advocating for policies that protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Suaka also focused on three groups of the area which are legal aid & empowerment, public awareness-raising, and research policy & advocacy. 

Suaka is currently open for society or people who want to contribute by becoming a volunteer or giving a donation. Suaka opens for 3 different areas of volunteering which are Legal aid, Campaign, and Research. If you are interested you may send your CV or resume to suaka.secretariat@gmail.com and don’t forget to define your complete skills or experiences that can be beneficial to these volunteering activities. For donation, you can visit their website on https://suaka.or.id/support/donation-for-suaka/ or donating this back account BNI account number 039 58 32 574 or Bank Mandiri account no 123-00-0793436-9.

Address: Suaka Secretariat c/o LBH Jakarta Office LBH Jakarta Building, 2nd Floor Jalan Diponegoro no 74 Menteng Central Jakarta DKI JAKARTA, Indonesia, 10320

3. Markas Komando Tagana ( Taruna Siaga Bencana) Indonesia

Markas Komando Tagana ( Taruna Siaga Bencana) Indonesia logo
Markas Komando Tagana ( Taruna Siaga Bencana) Indonesia

Taruna Siaga Bencana or Tagana is a social activity that aims to help those who suffer from disasters. It was built back then in 2002 Tagana also opened in several areas all around Indonesia. In 2018, The Ministry of Social, MR Idrus Marham declared Tagana as a more frontline to tackle the natural disaster. To be involved as a volunteer in Tagana Indonesia, one should be an Indonesian Citizen between 18 years old to 45 years old and receive an official statement letter from Dirjen Banjamsos that declared that you have finished the training by an official institution. To be a member of Tagana, one can also be recommended by someone, given as an honor, or one willingness to join.

Contact Us:

Address: Jl. Salemba Raya No.28, RT.5/RW.6, Kenari, Kec. Senen, Central Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340

Phone: +62213108000

Read also : Volunteer Opportunities in West Jakarta

4. Yayasan Amnesty International Indonesia

Yayasan Amnesty International Indonesia member
Yayasan Amnesty International Indonesia

Is a non-government organization that aims to promote Human Rights inside the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in international standards. It was built in 1961 by an English lawyer called Peter Benenson, International Amnesty does campaign about a prisoner of conscience, to erase death sentence, abuses, and other inappropriate actions to erase political murderer, against sexual harassment by government or other parties. In 1977, Amnesty International won the Noble Awards for contribution by giving fairness and freedom and for the sake of peace. If you want to be a volunteer at Amnesty, there are several options of activities that you can do to help, including looking for news, translator, raising funds, involvement in research, contributing your skills, and participating in an online campaign. Or else, you can also be a supporter.

Contact Us:

Address: HDI HIVE MENTENG floor 3 Jalan Probolinggo no 18 Rt 1 rw 2 Gondangdia Menteng  Central Jakarta

Email: info@amnesty.id

Telephone: +62213915698

5. Indonesia Heritage Society

Indonesia Heritage Society
Indonesia Heritage Society

It’s a non-profit organization that offers the opportunity to learn more and in-depth about the culture in Indonesia. The activities that you can do are varied from explores, lectures. Study groups, tours, provide a stepping stone to discover the culture of life, history, and art of this vast archipelago. This organization is open for volunteer opportunities for Indonesian or non-Indonesian (definitely, okay for ex-pats) who would love to explore the culture of Indonesia by discovering the archipelago. Expect to gain friendships, pieces of knowledge, and experiences from this kind of volunteering. For you to become a volunteer, you will be charged annually and sign up via a website on https://heritagejkt.org/join-us/.

Contact Us:

Address: Sentral Senayan I, 17th Floor, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10270

Phone: +6221 5725870


  • Membership Type
    • Rate (in IDR)
      • Individual Membership: 400.000,00
      • Couple/Family Membership: 500.000,00
      • Youth Membership (Age 25 years old and below): 250.000,00

Payable by:

  • Cash at the library or any HIS events
  • Bank Transfer
  • Account Holder Indonesia Heritage Society
  • Bank: PT UOB Indonesia account no 5303001396

Branch’s Address: UOB plaza Jln MH Thamrin no 10 Jakarta, 10230

Folks said “Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” One small act of change that you do in a volunteering program can make this world a better place. Go give it a try to join them!

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