Plant Nurseries

From the Bitti trees we have planted we are able to collect seeds. It makes us possible to propagate seedling in a large amount. They are needed beside for our project and to supply others.


Thank you very much for your interest in our volunteering and internship project in Plant Nurseries. As we all know, the preservation of forest is important for mankind. Your contribution will be invaluable.


We are helping local people in restoration of Bitti wood in Pandala, an area in the regency of Takalar, South Sulawesi. Besides reducing carbon emission as its global objective, it is also meant to harvest rain water. The area is dry and water is very scares during most of the time. Bitti wood is the main trees to plant in relation with the tradition of sea faring of Sulawesi people. Bitti wood is the main materials in Phinisi traditional wooden boat building. This industry is an old tradition and a cultural heritage which needs to be preserved. Preserving the wood will also preserve the income resources of local people. Information on Phinisi may be gained through browsing with the words:Phinisi, Perahu, Bulukumba, Ara, Kajang,Tanaberu, Bugis, Makassar, Mandar or Sulawesi.

The project location is about 60 km from the city of Makassar southward. It is near to coastal area where you can enjoy sea view, beach wandering or swimming. See weeds farming is also one of the attractions.


Volunteer and intern are expected to help in different ways depends on the preference of the volunteer/intern and the timely situation of the project. The volunteering/internship works are focusing in taking care of the seedlings production at the nurseries place.


You would be able to enjoy your stay if you could communicate with local people which are very friendly toward overseas guests. We provide one month intensive Indonesian language training. This is again the advantage of this volunteering opportunity. After the training, volunteer can communicate during the stay. Our staff will assist you so that you could be closely communicate and immerse in local activities.

During your one month intensive language training you will stay in the city of Makassar where you will always find new things. During the weekends and holidays you can visit various interesting destinations and excursion.

Then you will have one to two weeks holiday in which you can visit tourist destinations such as, Toraja, Bira, Bali, Bunaken etc. It is a free time for you.


Two months stay is suggested at least.  You will have a week holiday in every one month extent of stay.


Volunteer/intern pays registration fee of US$.95.- and monthly contribution of US$.905.- per month per person if stays six months. The prices are according to the table below.


Reforestation Volunteering Registration Fee: US$. 95.-

Airticket is not included

Length of Stay and Prices in US$.
Six months Five months Four months Three months Two months One month
Per month Total Per month Total Per month Total Per month Total Per month Total Per month Total
906 5436 924 4620 951 3804 995 2985 1090 2180 1360 1360



The price covers:

  • Information before departure
  • Sponsorship/Invitation letter for visa application
  • Picking up/Welcome cheers on arrival at airport
  • Meals during at home (eating out is not included)
  • Maximum three days city orientation
  • Indonesian language training for basic communication
  • Familiarization before community service
  • Staff support during the stay with consultation
  • Monthly visit of staff to service location and meet the volunteer


The requirements to take part in the project are;

  • at least 18 years old;
  • in a good health;
  • travel and health insurance coverage;
  • readiness to be in and enjoy being in a different culture;
  • environment lovers;
  • enjoys village experience.


By taking part in this project you will gain a colorful experience which will be a benefit for your future and your resume. You will enjoy meeting local people who are mostly friendly particularly toward overseas guests. Everyday you will meet new interesting things.


You may send your letter of application stating when you like to start, your cv/resume, a passport photograph and the data of your passport. Please send first through email then through post. We will consider your application and give you ou r decision within one week.


We are waiting for your further contact and thank you again for your interest in our project.


Kind regards,


Baharuddin Abidin

Director of LPTM



Jalan Tepi Barat Kanal Baraya 13 A, Matura Residence

Makassar 90153,


Tel. +62 411 3624203

Fax. +62 411 440180






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