There's still time to apply for 2019
Mid YEar Deadline has passed, so you'll need to be quick before destinations start to fill up. Secure your interview by submitting your application now!
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!
2019 placement availability:
|Destination||Experiences||Departure 2019||Time Length|
|Argentina||Schools Assistant||March||4 months|
|Australia||Indigenous Schools Assistant||January||5 months|
|Outdoor Activities Instructor||January||5 months|
|Canada||Outdoor Activities Instructor - LIMITED PLACES||January||4 to 9 months|
|China||Summer Internship||December||6 weeks|
|Ghana||Community Worker||January||5 months|
|Ghana Action Project - SCHOOLIES OPTION||August||6 weeks|
|Japan||Medical Assistant - LIMITED PLACES||February||6 months|
|Community Worker - LIMITED PLACES||February||6 months|
|Project Asia||Team Program||February||5 months|
|SCHOOLIES OPTION||December||3 months|
|Project Europe||Team Program||March||4 months|
|New Zealand||Schools Assistant||January||6 or 12 months|
|Outdoor Activities Instructor||January||6 or 12 months|
|Poland||Teacher||February||4 to 5 months|
|UK||Schools Assistant - Limited Places||January||12 months|
|Outdoor Activities Instructor||February||7 to 8 months|
|Community Worker||January||9 to 12 months|
|Community Worker||February||9 to 12 months|
|Vietnam||Winter Internship||June/July||2 to 6 weeks|
|Summer Internship||December||10 weeks|
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!
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.