Be part of our story

Over the years, volunteers have been a cornerstone of the Sumba Hospitality Foundation.

Their enthusiasm is contagious to students and staff and they often leave a lasting impression. We welcome volunteers and interns from diverse backgrounds who can provide the Foundation with a particular expertise.

Generally, we require a minimum age of 23 years, for a period of at least two months. Experts are welcome to provide workshops for a few days, up to 2 weeks.

Volunteer at SHF

Volunteering in Sumba is a life-changing experience. If you have the opportunity to join us, you will not regret it.

We will welcome you with open arms and provide accommodation here on the premises to complement our exciting mix of students, volunteers, international and local staff and hotel guests.

Below are some common positions that have been filled by volunteers in the past:

  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Front Office
  • Culinary Department
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Sustainability Management
  • Yoga Instructor

Volunteer remote

We understand that not everyone has the opportunity to stay with us in Sumba. Don’t let this discourage you. In this digital world, there are many opportunities to help out from your place of residence. Think fundraising, graphic design, social media management, copywriting, and so much more.

We’ve already had the honor of collaborating with several volunteers, of all ages, based in countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, the US, China, and the Indonesian Islands Java, and Bali. We’re sure your motivation makes up for the time difference. Why don’t you give it a try?

Join our team

If you think you can offer something interesting or beneficial to the foundation, we’re happy to consider your application. Don’t hold back, share your skills with us and our students!

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Tony is a very active member of the foundation sharing his experience in the tourism industry and his extensive network in Indonesia. Born in Liege Belgium, Tony graduated from C.E.R.I.A. Hotel School in Brussels.