Outdoor Camp Volunteer

1,150 USD

August for 6-10 months

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers! Are you ready to make a difference and have the experience of a lifetime? Work with an international community and make lifelong friends at an Australian outdoor camp.

As a volunteer, you’ll assist our experienced camp instructors in running a range of exciting outdoor activities, including water sports like paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing, and kayaking. You’ll can alco explore your inner daredevil with rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, archery, and more. We’re looking for flexible, adventurous volunteers confident in encouraging and guiding the kids. You’ll get to work closely with the experienced team, sharing your passion for the outdoors and sports with kids while building your skills and experience.

While most of the role involves running activities, 30% of the role includes cleaning, maintenance, day-to-day running, meal prep, and bedtime duties. It’s a fun and adventurous experience that will stay with you forever.

Locations

Located close to water or mountains across Victoria (within 2 hours of Melbourne), Hallโ€™s Gap, Merricks and Grantville.

Work Schedule

Not a typical 9-5, this role requires volunteers to work flexibly, including some evening and weekend work. There will be at least two days off per week and holiday leave.

Age Requirements

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old at the point of application.

Allowance

Between $100-140 AUD per week.

Teamwork

Outdoor camps are friendly and sociable, with a large international community and lots of teamwork. Connect with other international volunteers, local staff and young people in an exciting outdoor environment while making unforgettable memories and friendships.

Food & Accommodation

The school provides three meals daily, and volunteers eat with the other staff members in the dining hall. An additional budget is provided for weekend meals. Accommodation is a private or twin room on campus with a shared kitchen and bathroom.

School Volunteer

1,650 USD

July for 11 months

Are you a mature and responsible individual passionate about working with children? We have an incredible volunteering opportunity for you at an Australian residential school!

As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with teachers to support learning, mentor and coach students, and occasionally run activities and school excursions. You’ll be a vital part of the classroom, helping students to reach their full potential and build confidence in their abilities. Volunteers can get involved in sports carnivals and share specific skills or interests, such as art, drama, or sport. There is also a 30% component of admin and maintenance. Volunteers have the chance to experience the inner workings of a school and gain valuable experience in the education sector.

We’re looking for confident volunteers who enjoy teamwork and can build rapport with students. Volunteers can work with fascinating schools, such as one with an equestrian centre or an Aboriginal school facing unique challenges. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself, build new skills, and leave a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Locations

Schools are located in various locations, including cities, towns, rural, and indigenous communities across Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.

Work Schedule

This role requires volunteers’ flexibility to cater to a residential school’s needs. Generally, work will be Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm, with weekends and school holidays off.

Age Requirements

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old at the point of application.

Allowance

Approximately $140 AUS per week.

Teamwork

Volunteering at a school means working closely with a diverse team of all ages. You’ll always have at least one fellow volunteer by your side while collaborating with the entire local staff team.

Food & Accommodation

Some placements offer access to a shared kitchen, but mostly volunteers share meals with the team in the dining hall, where traditional English food is served (expect fish and chips). The schools cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. Volunteers have a private room on campus, which could be in the boarding house or a staff flat, and a bathroom shared with other staff members.

Volunteer Experiences

Programme Manager

Supporting volunteer journeys

The New Zealand Programme Manager, Verity, prepares volunteers for their placements and provides ongoing support.

Verity, with 14 years dedicated to youth development, is passionate about international volunteering, facilitating impactful experiences abroad. She cherishes connecting with volunteers, witnessing their growth, and drawing inspiration from their travel tales. Embracing adventure, she’s embarked on multiple “gap years” across Europe, Australia, and Asia, immersing herself in diverse cultures and relishing local cuisines. Lately, she finds solace in camping across the UK’s picturesque landscapes and indulges in hiking adventures in the enchanting Peak District.

Fee Details

Why there’s a fee
New Ventures Worldwide is a UK-registered nonprofit charity. The fee contributes to our operating costs and allows us to continue our mission of arranging volunteering placements for our global network of nonprofit organisations. A financial report is published annually to the UK Charity Commission.

 

Included in the fee
The fee includes a sponsored visa, a thoroughly vetted placement, an appropriate volunteer role based on age, experience and interests, a placement mentor, preparation guidance, ongoing support and a placement that provides any necessary training, accommodation, food and a spending allowance.

 

Additional costsย 
In addition to the placement fee, volunteers pay for flights, a visa, and travel insurance, usually costing around $2,500 USD (depending on the departure destination). Volunteers are reimbursed weekly towards their costs during placement, and the reimbursement amount varies.

FAQs

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What is the enrolment process?

After completing the application form, our team will check if you are eligible for your chosen program before inviting you to a Welcome Video Call. The interview is where you get to know the New Ventures Worldwide team, ask questions and get matched to your perfect program. Various background checks are then conducted before you are officially enrolled in the program.

What are the benefits?

  • See the world while experiencing a new culture
  • Experience personal growth, becoming more confident and independent
  • Make an impact working with international non-profit organisations
  • It looks great on your CV
  • Learn new skills for life
  • Gain perspective and understand what life is all about

Do I need flights and travel insurance?

Yes, you will need to arrange your own flights and travel insurance. Youโ€™ll need to send us your travel insurance policy details before starting a program.

Can a friend and I enrol on the same placement?

Being on a volunteering placement means youโ€™ll always have a network of people around you, including locals and other volunteers. Providing a readymade community with local knowledge to explore, share, and create incredible memories. However, if you want to travel with a friend from home, let us know, and we can usually arrange for you to be on the same placement.

What happens if there is a problem during the placement?

New Ventures Worldwide has a Ladder of Support so you can see who to contact if you need help. Your placement will assist you in almost all situations. However, we also offer background support, mainly if a more serious issue arises.

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