Eco-Smart Xchange Program Coordinator
Eco-Smart Xchange is a program in collaborating with IVP of Indonesia Volunteer for Peace (Yayasan Kanal Perdamaian). This program is on the same page with the International Voluntary Service movement coordinated by SCI (Service Civil International) based in Belgium. SCI itself is a pioneer International Voluntary Service Organization established in 1920. With two sub-programs: incoming (Local & International Volunteers Hosting) & Outgoing (Sending Indonesian Volunteers Abroad). In term of the length of the service program, there are two: Short Term Volunteering/Workcamp (1 – 3 Weeks) and Long Middle Term Volunteering ( 2 – 12 Months). The program will be organized in several themes: farming, education, health, heritage, culture, construction, and environment. All Indonesians are able to join the program as a volunteer, volunteer coordinator OR Camp Leaders.
Eco-Smart Xchange is a way of exploring the world in a wise way. This program is a suitable method for KKN (Kuliah Kerja Nyata), PKL (Praktek Kerja Lapangan, Study Tour/Learning Tour, Youth Exchange, dan etc. But you will gain so much benefit rather than touristic tour:
- Eco-friendly Travel
- Reachable Budget
- Home Stay ATAU Host Fams
- International Exposure
- Cultural Experiences
- Social Work
- Peace & FUN!
IVP (of Kanal Perdamaian Foundation)
stands for International Volunteers for Peace, founded in 2011. A non-profit organization aimed to promote peace, cultural exchange, and mutual understanding by way of international voluntary service (IVS) and volunteers exchanges.
In Indonesia, IVP has arranged short and longterm voluntary projects to support local communities and environment, ie. workcamps, MTV/LTV, voluntary weekend.
SCI International and Asia-Pasific
IVP Indonesia is strongly aligned with Service Civil International (SCI) (www.sci.ngo), which has similar aims. SCI has 45 branches, mainly in Europe and Asia, and many partner-organizations. It is the oldest IVS-organization in the world, with a rich history of appealing peace-projects. Every year SCI sent around 3500 volunteers to workcamps around the world. SCI has consultative status with UNESCO and is member of several networks.
SCI in Asia-Pacific is represented by Asian Development Committee (ADC), which consists of representatives of Asia-Pacific branches, working on bilateral/multilateral Asian projects and exchange. IVP is quite involved in ADC.
IVS history, Piere Ceresole, and SCI involvement (upcoming 100 years)
SCI (and therefore the concept of international voluntary service in general) started with a project in Esnes, a village near Verdun, France, just after World War 1 (1920). One of the organizers and founder of SCI was Pierre Cérésole, a Swiss engineer. Main idea was ‘Deeds, not Words’: peace should be started with concrete actions, and after the war with re-building and reconstruction. The project lasted for several months. Most special was that German volunteers helped with the building, despite the negative attitude of French people towards Germany.
Soon more projects followed. Teams of volunteers were considered as a concrete and positive alternative for the army. The history of SCI is marked by the presence of many conscious objectors. SCI in Asia started in India in 1934, reliefwork after a severe earthquake.
Program Based on Size of The Group
|>||Mutiple Group||Independent Group (IG)||Assisted Group (AG)||Family (F)||Individual (I)|
|Number of Vols||More Than 15 Vols||5 – 15 Vols||5 -15 Participant||Family Members||1 – 3 Participant|
|Group Leader Need||Obligatory||Obligatory||Not obligatory||Not obligatory||Not obligatory|
|Staff Participation||Required||Not Required||Required||Required||Not Required|
|Program Dates||By Request||By Request||By Request||By Request||Scheduled|
|Suggested for||All Categories||Universitas||SMA/SMP/Sederajat||Family||Indivdual/Coupels|
Program Based on Length of Project
|< 1 Minggu VSTV (Very Short Term Volunteering)||1 – 3 MInggu STV (Short Term Volunteering)||2 – 3 Bulan MTV (Middle Term Volunteering)||3 – 12 Bulan LTV (Long Term Volunteering)|
|Indie Group (IG)||Available||Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Assisted Group (AG)||Available||Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Family (F)||Available||Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Who able to join this program?
- 18 y.o Indonesian Citizen (For those under 18 y.o you need to get permit letter from
- Open Minded
- High motivated
- Experienced in Voluntary Service will be an advantage
- Able to communicate in English
- Submit your passport copy
- Fill your OPAF (Outgoing Program Application Form) and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Zones||ZONE I||ZONE II||ZONE III||ZONE IV|
|Coverage||South East Asia (ASEAN Countries)||East Asia (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, China, etc.)||Rest of Asia (South, Central, West)||Europe, Russia, Africa, America, Australia|
|Management Fee)*||IDR 900,000.00/person||IDR 1,500,000.00/person||IDR 1,200,000.00/Person||IDR 1,800,000.00/Person|
|Ticketing, Travel Insurance (Including Leader)||Start from IDR 1,500,000/person||Start from IDR 4,000,000/person||Start from IDR 5,000,000/person||Start from IDR 15,000,000/person|
|Trainer Fee Per Day||IDR 75,000.00||IDR 75,000.00||IDR 75,000.00||IDR 75,000.00|
|Tools & Media)**||IDR 100,000.00||IDR 100,000.00||IDR 100,000.00||IDR 100,000.00|
|Hosting Fee)***||Start from IDR 2,000,000||Start from IDR 3,000,000||Start from IDR 3,000,000||Some Places Offers free Hosting Fees|