I registered through your website, but I haven’t received any confirmation.
After you registered we directly send you a confirmation for your training date. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam folder or, when you use Gmail, your promotion folder. If you still haven’t received it, contact us.
Can I just show up when I want to volunteer at one of the Inspiration Factories?
No you can’t. You have to RSVP yourself first.
What does RSVP mean and why do I have to do it?
RSVP is an initialism derived from the French phrase Répondez s’il vous plaît meaning “Please respond”. Because each Inspiration Factory has limited spots for volunteers, you need to RSVP yourself so we know that you are coming and we know when we have enough volunteers. Once you have RSVP’ed, we count on you!
Do I need to RSVP myself every time?
Yes, you need to RSVP yourself for each activity again.
How do I RSVP to join the activity?
We send you our newsletter every Wednesday. Inside the newsletter there is a link to our VolunteerAgenda. Open this agenda and select the activity that you want to join. Click on the RSVP button, fill in your details, and wait for our confirmation.
Do you provide the attendance rewards as well?
Yes we do reward the motivated children as well loyal volunteers decently
I am visiting only for one week, can I visit you?
Yes of course! We would be very happy to welcome you and show you around.
I can’t join every week, is that a problem?
No, that’s not a problem. Although we hope you join as much as possible.
Can I bring some friends with me?
Yes, of course! Let us know how many friends you will bring. Please not that also your friends need to register and RSVP themselves in order to join the activity.
I would like to volunteer fulltime, is that possible?
Some Inspiration Factories have full-time possibilities, some have part-time. Contact us for more information.
Can I bring food or gifts for the kids?
Please contact us first before bringing food or gifts. Check our donation guidelines HERE.
What’s the religion of the kids?
The religion is different at each Inspiration Factory.
Can I donate money?
Yes you can. You can find the donation details HERE.
Can I donate goods?
Please contact us first before bringing goods. Check our donation guidelines HERE.
Do I get dirty and is it dangerous to go there?
No, it’s not dangerous! You could get dirty when you are working in the slums.
Is there any dress code?
Yes there is. Always wear your #akupunyamimpi t-shirt that you received during the training and wear your Inspiration Factory ID card as well. Our Inspiration Factories may reject you when you can not identify yourself and/or not wearing your uniform.
What if my t-shirt is worn or missing?
Note that we advise you to wash the t-shirt gently by hand or by machine with cold water. Iron inside out to protect the printing. When your t-shirt is missing, worn or too small after a while a new t-shirt can be purchased in our webshop for IDR 225k. However, if you manage to get a full Loyalty Card you receive 50% discount!
I don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, is that a problem?
To be honest: yes! Our training sessions, teaching modules and of course the communication with the children is all in Bahasa Indonesia. If you do not master the language, it is not possible to become a DreamProgram Facilitator.
What will I do as a volunteer at the Inspiration Factory?
You will carry out our DreamProgram as an official DreamProgram Facilitator. All our Inspiration Factories implement the same modules so you can go to any Inspiration Factory that you want.
I have more questions about your DreamProgram.
Please check our FAQ page for more information or contact us directly.
Do I need to pay a volunteer fee before I can join?
There are no costs involved during the volunteering activities. However, in order to volunteer at our Inspiration Factories you have to follow our exclusive Inspiration Factory training. During this training we tell you more about the child psychology behind our program and we prepare you to be the children’s next inspirator. After the training you receive our Starter Kit which includes your uniform, the training materials and a certificate.
Do you provide accommodations for volunteers from abroad?
We don’t provide accommodations but we are familiar with accommodations near each Inspiration Factory.