The International Volunteerism Movement (GREAT) is an NGO focused on developing youth resources through an approach called international voluntary service (IVS). They cooperates with foreign and domestic entities to bridge the potential of young people in creating social change through volunteer activities. GREAT aspires to provide inclusive opportunities—to all young people in Indonesia—in order to run the wheel of volunteerism in a sustainable and impactful manner.
- Where’s GREAT based?
The International Volunteer Movement is headquartered in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. Apart from that, they runs routine programs in various cities spread across Java Island.
- What Genre do they focus on?
Their main focus is to inculcate the attitude and spirit of volunteerism in individual young people, especially in Indonesia. The individual awareness of each GREAT founder is combined into a collective spirit to further encourage the youth to offer the spirit of kindness to anyone in need in the surrounding environment. Based on that foundation, they believes in small strengths but if done sustainably, has the potential to create a great impact.
- Why do they focus on Youth Empowerment issues?
They believes in the values of volunteering and creating peace in the world with the help of mutual cooperation between volunteerism and stakeholders at the local, national, and international levels.
- What kind of programs do they run?
They have several programs for the public where they can volunteer. Among them are Short Term Volunteering (STV), Long Middle Term Volunteering (LMTV), Outgoing Program. ‘GREAT of Cities’ is a community or association of GREAT volunteers in 6 cities, Semarang, Salatiga, Pekalongan, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Tulungagung. Each of the ‘GREAT of Cities’ associations has its own program routine.
- Are they an NGO?
GREAT is legally registered in Indonesia as an NGO.
- When was it officially established?
Established on 22 August 2015, they have been running for 5 years as a youth-based organization in Indonesia.
- Can you volunteer with them?
They invite as many young people as possible to be proactively involved in activities that are held regularly, both inter and intra-state. GREAT acts as a facilitator and organizer in programs like Work Camps. The duration of the events varies and volunteers have the option to choose to participate in activities both at home and abroad. Visit their website to learn more.
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