Keen to volunteer overseas? In this video, returned volunteers tell us why they wanted to take a gap year and how much they benefited from their overseas experience!
Don't wait until it's too late! Start your application process early!
Priority Deadline: March 30 - Mid-Year Deadline: June 15
Why apply now?
Submitting your application is only the first step of the process!
how the application process works:
Submit an application - it doesn't mean you're getting on a plane tomorrow.
Interview with Lattitude Staff - discuss your preferences, thoughts about volunteering, and goals for your time away. Highlight your strengths, let us know how you want to grow on your gap year. Tell us where you would like to go and when!
Country & Program Matching - we introduce you to our country managers and see where you're a good fit. You'll interview with them over skype and they will tell you specific information about their programs. Learn about life overseas!
Program Confirmation - when you've been matched to a program overseas we'll send you placement details and information.
Preparation - You’ll work with one of our Coordinators in Australia to plan and prepare everything. We'll also send you briefing packs about your matched country and get you ready to go!
In Person Briefing - In December, you'll attend a briefing event, meet your fellow volunteers, and complete online preparation modules.
Get on that plane! - pack your bags and start your journey overseas!
2019 placement availability:
|Destination||Experiences||Departure 2019||Time Length|
|Argentina||Schools Assistant||March||4 months|
|Australia||Indigenous Schools Assistant||January||6 months|
|Canada||Outdoor Activities Instructor||January||4 to 9 months|
|China||Summer Internship||December||6 weeks|
|Ghana||Community Worker||March||5 months|
|Japan||Medical Assistant||February||6 months|
|Project Asia||Team Program||February||6 months|
|Project Europe||Team Program||March||4 months|
|Project Pacific||Schools Assistant||January||9 or 11 months|
|New Zealand||Schools Assistant||January||6 months|
|Poland||Teacher||February||4 to 5 months|
|UK||Schools Assistant||January||11 months|
|Outdoor Activities Instructor||February||7 to 8 months|
|Community Worker||January||9 to 12 months|
|Community Worker||February||9 to 12 months|
|Community Worker||March||9 to 12 months|
|Winter Internship||June/July||2 to 6 weeks|
|Summer Internship||December||10 weeks|
Ready to Apply?
Things to have on hand when you fill out our online application:
- Contact details from 2 references: Your referees should have known you for at least six months in a professional capacity, such as a sports coach, work supervisor or teacher, and cannot be a family friend or relative
- Emergency Contacts: Phone numbers and emails from your guardians or relatives
- Credit Card Details: The $150 application fee covers the costs of processing applications and holding interviews. All applicants are guaranteed an interview and this fee is non-refundable
Payment is made at time of submitting the application. You can enter your details securely through our application form. You'll receive a receipt and confirmation email right away!
What happens next?
We will confirm via email that we have received your application. If you don’t receive this email, please call us on (03) 9826 6266 and we will confirm over the phone.
We will then finalise details for your interview at a time that's convenient to you.
2018 placement availability:
Have your plans changed for 2018?
Here's a quick handy list of all the remaining 2018 placement opportunities and when they depart. If you're interested in departing in 2018, call us TODAY: (03) 9826 6266
We can have a chat about how to get you going global this year!
|Destination||Experience||Departure 2018||Time Length|
|Canada||Outdoor Activities Instructor||May||4 - 8 months|
|Japan||Medical Assistant - Female||September||6 months|
|Community Assistant- Male||September|
|Poland||Teacher||September||4 - 5 months|