volunteering Programs that fit into every schedule

4 weeks - 9 weeks - 10 weeks

My Lattitude placement completely shaped my university experience and gave me the opportunity to explore a whole other life path that I never would have gone down otherwise... and in interview processes what has differentiated me has been my passion for and experience in China.
— Chloe Dempsey, Teaching Volunteer
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asia - 10 weeks

Keen to explore several different countries across Asia? Want to be immersed in many cultures and undertake a variety of projects as well as travel? This is a great option for those who would like to work and travel in a team and have the support of a Team Leader.

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europe - 4/9 weeks

Work with a team of likeminded volunteers from around the world, explore different cultures and learn to travel like a pro! Challenge yourself 4 or 9 weeks with hands-on team projects in different countries with fantastic travel opportunities in between. 

Short Volunteer Programs: Information

Summer Asia - 10 weeks

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HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM WORK?

The project will run through structured placements in multiple countries with the opportunity for self-directed regional travel. Volunteers will start by completing a longer placement at an education institution in Vietnam, allowing greater time to develop their resilience and travel skills. Volunteers will be comprehensively supported by Lattitude staff both locally and in Australia.

PLACEMENT INFO:

Volunteers will have the option of being placed as teachers or teaching assistants.

Teaching Placements are in universities, primary schools and secondary schools. Volunteers provide students with the opportunity to practice their spoken English by leading activities such as conversation, role playing, singing and debating. A range of extracurricular activities including conversation groups, visiting students’ homes and playing sport adds great value and enjoyment to the placements. Volunteers may also be asked to teach the teachers and assist in enhancing their confidence in English conversation.

Volunteers will also get to decide on a unique cultural immersion week to unwind and reflect at the end of the project.

Summer Europe - 4/9 weeks

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HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM WORK?

Project Europe combines short volunteering programs with travel. Each volunteering project will last four weeks and will be in 2 different European countries. In between programs you’ll have a dedicated travel week to explore more of the European continent.

PLACEMENT INFO:

You'll undertake different community projects during your time in Europe. Working in teams in 2 different countries, you'll be supporting local community projects.

Greece: Animal Welfare Projects  - TBA

UK: Community & Disability Work Placements will have you using your creative skills to assist in community centres that provide services such as accommodation, food, educational courses, medical and social help, cultural, and sport events. Volunteer tasks include a mix of organisation of leisure activities for community members (games, sports, or DIY workshop).


Cost Breakdown

Please check back soon for further updated cost estimates for flights and travel insurance.

Lattitude Fees - Summer Asia
Lattitude Application Fee $150
Placement Fee $3800
Estimated Additional Travel Costs
Travel Insurance $378
Return Airfare (Sydney/Melbourne) $1300
Visa $35
Police check $40
Total Cost of Placement: $5528
Lattitude Fees - Summer Europe
Lattitude Application Fee $150
Placement Fee $3500
Estimated Additional Travel Costs
Travel Insurance $260
Return Airfare (Sydney/Melbourne) $2250
Visa $0
Police check $40
Total Cost of Placement: $6200

Support

You will be supported by a Lattitude Coordinator in Australia to help plan and prepare before you depart and the Lattitude Country Manager in Europe or Asia during the program. A Team Leader will be with you every step of the way to help you coordinate your independent travel if needed!

What will I learn

Social and personal skills such as Team working, independence, relationship building, leadership and confidence in interacting with a range of different people

  • Practical skills working on different hands-on projects

  • Gain experience of different cultures and opportunity to live in a variety of places, experience how people live, what they eat, learn a little of many different languages

  • Meet young people from different countries and work alongside them

  • Independent travel but organised with the support of a Team Leader and fellow participants

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Accommodation & Allowance

Accommodation and food will always be arranged for you during the project weeks.

Accommodation on Summer Asia Program will be in teachers accommodation in Vietnam. Accommodation in additional countries will include hostels, basic accommodation in community centres and accommodation in villages. Food arrangements will also vary based on the project and volunteers may need to assist in the preparation at times.

Accommodation on Project Europe will vary on different projects, and will include hostels, host families and basic accommodation in community centres.

Application and Assessment

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted for an interview within one week of applying. Successful applicants will be offered a placement after a Skype interview.

the benefits of volunteering beyond uni

Michelle Howie

Michelle Howie

Lattitude Volunteer Teacher - Fiji

Since Michelle experienced life as a Lattitude teacher in a remote Fijian village with limited phone and internet access she has been passionate about helping people connect. While studying a Bachelor of Electronics & Communications Engineering at the University of South Australia, she never dreamed of studying in Asia. Now she is living her passion working for Telstra in Hong Kong as an intern under the Government’s New Colombo Plan program and has recently attended the Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit in Shanghai.

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Chloe Dempsey

Lattitude Volunteer TEACHER - China

As a Lattitude teacher in China, Chole's passion for international experience has made her a global citizen. In 2016, she was awarded the WestPac Asian Exchange Scholarship enabling her to integrate 2 semesters of study at a university in China into her uni course. Currently, she plans to intern with an environmental NGO in Beijing called Thirst, which focuses on education around water scarcity. "We have a responsibility to contribute to creating a world that we would like to live in and the best time to start acting to execute that vision is now."


Why Take Time Overseas?

Benefits of Overseas Volunteering

Intercultural understanding and communication skills, adaptability, resilience, flexibility, and collaboration are just some of the contemporary skillsets and capabilities for a competitive graduate edge and a globally focused career! 

Gain Employable Skills

Employers are seeking graduates with international work experience and intercultural competencies, and students are looking for opportunities to get an edge by developing a unique set of skills to increase employability upon graduation.

More Information

For more information please e-mail info@lattitude.org.au or call (03) 9826 6266