Ba Futuru is always looking for volunteer support! Our volunteers are what make our work possible and we have had more than 50 volunteers from countries across the world. You can volunteer in Timor-Leste or you can support us from your home country.

We are accept applications for various types of volunteers, including project management, teaching, M&E, fundraising, graphic design, photography, film making, etc.

Volunteer Information Pack – please download for more information on volunteering with us in Timor-Leste

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in the volunteer application form.

We are also accepting applications for various types of volunteers including project management, teaching, M&E, graphic design, photography, film making, and more. Please get in touch to find out if you are a good fit for volunteering with Ba Futuru. Keep in mind that a three month commitment is usually required.

Why Volunteer at Ba Futuru?
Volunteering can be a life-changing experience; a great way to give back and gain valuable knowledge and skills. We are contacted regularly by people all over the world who wish to help us and we’re very grateful for this.


What We Are Looking For in a Volunteer
We are looking for individuals with a positive attitude, believe in non-violent methods of conflict resolution, and are committed to working to assist vulnerable people in Timor-Leste. Your commitment is crucial to being able to contribute in a meaningful way, having a continuous flow of short term volunteers on different projects can make things chaotic for the beneficiaries.

Both students and professionals in relevant fields who are willing to work within Ba Futuru’s mission and values and guiding principles are encouraged to apply.

Relevant Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Strong research, written and analytical skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Relevant educational qualification or experience (i.e. Education, Law, International Relations, Development, Social Work, etc.)

We also have limited internship placements each year. Interns are usually required to commit to 3-12 months and internship fees are dependent on the length of stay.

Past Volunteers Experience 


“I started out with Ba Futuru as a volunteer with our drama team and during my time I developed and managed the Peace Building Theater Program with my counterpart Nona (pictured above).”

Emma Dawson

Application Process
Please send a cover letter along with your CV and recent referees to bafuturu@bafuturu.org to apply directly to Ba Futuru. However, if you would like to apply to join us as a volunteer supported by a volunteer agency, then you need to apply directly to JICA, Scope Global, or VSA via their websites.