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!

Have your plans changed for 2018? Contact us at or 03 9826 6266. We can have a chat about our current vacancies!

Why apply now?

Submitting your application is only the first step of the process!

how the application process works:

  1. Submit an application - it doesn't mean you're getting on a plane tomorrow. 

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Program Confirmation - when you've been matched to a program overseas we'll send you placement details and information.

  5. 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! 

  6. In Person Briefing - In December, you'll attend a briefing event, meet your fellow volunteers, and complete online preparation modules.

  7. Get on that plane! - pack your bags and start your journey overseas!

2018 placement availability:

Here's a quick handy list of all the 2018 placement opportunities and when they depart. Start planning early as, some destinations are very popular and fill up fast. Don't wait, APPLY NOW!

Country Role Departure 2018 Time Length
Argentina Teacher March 4 months
Teacher August
Canada Outdoor Activities Instructor January 4 - 8 months
Outdoor Activities Instructor March
Outdoor Activities Instructor May
China Teacher February 5 months
Teacher September
Europe Project Europe March 4 - 5 months
Fiji Teacher January 3 months
Teacher May
Teacher August
Ghana Sport & Development March 5 months
Sport & Development September
Japan Medical Assistant March 6 months
Medical Assistant September
Caring Assistant (female only) March
Caring Assistant (female only) September
Community Worker March
Community Worker September
Poland Teacher February 4 - 5 months
Teacher September
UK Caring Assistant January 6 or 11 months
Caring Assistant March
Community Worker January
Outdoor Activities Instructor March
Schools Assistant January
Vietnam Teacher February 3 months
Teacher June
Teacher August
Sports coach February
Sports coach August

Ready to Apply?

Please click below to download both the Application Form & Application Guide. The guide will help you answer the questions in the application and fill in all the bits and pieces in the right places:

2018 Application Form -

2018 Application Guide -

Save this form to your computer and fill it in, saving as you go. Print it out, sign it and submit via email or post as detailed on the form.

Application Fee - $150

The application fee covers the costs of processing applications and holding interviews.  All applicants are guaranteed an interview and this fee is non-refundable.  Payment can be made in the following ways:

Method How
EFT Transfer the payment online through internet banking, account details are:
Name: Lattitude Global Volunteering
BSB #: 083 155
Account #: 796343964
Reference: Include the applicant’s name
Credit Card Call (03) 9826 6266 to pay via Visa or Mastercard. Please have the following details ready when you call:
Card number
Expiry date
Name on card
Applicant’s name
Cheque / Money Order Please make your cheque or money order payable to Lattitude Global Volunteering and post it with your completed application form to:

Lattitude Global Volunteering
Level 2, 696 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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.