Volunteers co-teach seventh- and/or eighth- and 10th- and/or 11th-grade English, work with colleagues to improve English communication skills and teaching methods, and lead extracurricular and community activities of all kinds. Currently Volunteers are placed in either East or West Java. In future years, the English teaching program will grow to other provinces in Indonesia.
Volunteers teach in either a "state" school or a madrasah, but there are many similarities between the two. Both are co-educational with a Monday through Saturday schedule, cover the same national curriculum (including religion as a subject area), and all graduating ninth- and 12th-grade students take the same national exam.