Applications for 2020 volunteer placements open Monday, January 14

2020 Volunteer Opportunities

Program Worktypes Departure Months Min Age # Months
Argentina Teacher Mar, Aug 18 4
Australia Indigenous Schools Assistant Jan, July 18 5
Outdoor Activities Instructor
Canada Outdoor Activities Instructor Jan, Mar, Apr, May 18 4 or 9
China Teacher Feb, Aug 18 5
Fiji Teacher Jan, Aug 18 7 (Jan) 3 (Aug)
Ghana Teacher Jan, Aug 18 5
Community Worker
Japan Medical Assistant Mar, Sep 18 6
Community Worker
New Zealand Schools Assistant Jan, Jul 18 12
Poland Teacher Feb, Sep 17 5
Spain Teacher Jan, Sep 18 6
UK Schools Assistant Jan 18 (ltd for 17y/o) 12
Caring & Community Jan, Feb 18 (ltd for 17y/o) 9 or 12
Outdoor Activities Instructor Feb, June 18 7 or 12 (Feb), 5 (June)
Project Asia Team Projects in Schools & Communities Feb 18 5
Project Europe Team Projects in Schools & Communities Mar 17 5
Summer Africa Team Projects in Schools & Communities Jan 18 6 weeks
Summer Asia Team Projects in Schools & Communities Dec 18 10 weeks
Summer Europe Team Projects in Schools & Communities Dec 17 8 weeks

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!

Why apply now?

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

the Volunteer application process:

  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!

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.


remaining 2019 Volunteer placements:

Destination Experiences Departure 2019 Time Length
Australia Indigenous Schools Assistant July 5 months
Outdoor Activities Instructor July 5 months
Canada Outdoor Activities Instructor - NEW PLACES AVAILABLE! May 4 to 9 months
Fiji Teacher August 3 months
Ghana Community Worker August 5 months
Project Asia Team Program August 5 months
Project Europe Team Program March 4 months
New Zealand Schools Assistant July 6 or 12 months
Outdoor Activities Instructor July 6 or 12 months
UK Schools Assistant - Limited Places February 12 months
Outdoor Activities Instructor - Limited Places February 7 to 8 months
Community Worker- Limited Places February 9 to 12 months

Still interested in going overseas in 2019? We can help you out!

Give us a call (03) 9826 6266

Lots of people’s plans change mid year. Maybe you’ve done one semester of uni and need to reconsider your major. You can differ your school enrollment until next year and take the time to think through what you really want to do.

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