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International youth development charity specialising in volunteer placements for young Australians aged 17 to 25 Original gap year organisation in Australia with over 40 years’ experience, supporting around 500 volunteers annually

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International youth development charity specialising in volunteer placements for young Australians aged 17 to 25
  • Original gap year organisation in Australia with over 40 years’ experience, supporting around 500 volunteers annually
  • Provide opportunity to volunteer overseas, challenge yourself and truly engage with the global community
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Why take a gap year?

Take a break from study

Learn about different cultures

Help others in unique ways

Gain independence

Develop new skills

Learn a new language

Have adventure of a lifetime!

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Where can you go?

Europe

Poland

UK

Asia/Pacific

AustraliaChina

Fiji

India

Japan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

The Americas

Argentina

Canada

Africa

Ghana

Malawi

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What can you do?

  • 7 role options:
  • Schools Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Sports Coach
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor
  • Community Worker
  • Medical Assistant
  • Caring Assistant
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Schools Assistant
  • Become a mentor, big brother or sister, tutor, and inspiration to many students
  • Assist in the boarding house, support teachers in class, help with afterschool activities, eg sports, drama/arts club
  • Available in Argentina, Australia, UK
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Teacher
  • Draw upon your own educational background to mentor and teach students in class
  • Conversational English will be a focus and other subjects as needed
  • Available in Argentina, China, Fiji, Ghana, India, Malawi, Poland, Vanuatu, Vietnam
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Sports Coach
  • Use your sporting skills to help students gain confidence and improve their own skills
  • Coach team or individual sports such as soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, badminton
  • Available in Ghana, Vietnam
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Outdoor Activities Instructor
  • Support a wide range of young people at outdoor camps from local schools and community centres
  • Lead activities like canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding, archery, ropes, orienteering
  • Available in Canada, UK
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Community Worker
  • Work within communities to provide assistance in meaningful ways, often to disadvantaged groups
  • Work with children in orphanages, young people with special needs, elderly people in community centres or assist with building projects
  • Available in Argentina, Fiji, India, Malawi
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Medical Assistant
  • Support paid staff in hospitals or community centres with basic tasks and patient care
  • Obtain invaluable experience if considering a career in a medical field
  • Available in Japan, Malawi
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Caring Assistant
  • Assist paid staff in residential homes, community centres and hospitals
  • Provide care to residents and help with group activities that are greatly enjoyed by all, eg sports sessions, shopping trips, movies
  • Available in Japan, UK
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Why Lattitude?

Opportunity to do something you normally wouldn’t

Placements are available in 13 countries lasting 3 to 11 months

Support:

- interview and matching process

- dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to help plan & prepare

- pre departure briefing camp, in-country orientation & training

- Country Manager & Lattitude Representatives in-country, Host Mentor

at placement

- 24/7 emergency support from Melbourne

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Why Lattitude?

Funding:

- www.lattitude.org.au/funding

- apply for a Lattitude Scholarship to help with flights or placement costs

- Fundraising Guide

Food, accommodation and (in some cases) pocket money provided

Value for money as non profit organisation

Youth Allowance – letter confirming hours/earnings from placement which can help when applying for Youth Allowance

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Costs for 2014

Allow between $5000 - $8000 to fund your placement costs

Other costs may include purchasing a passport and travel vaccinations

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Find out more

Attend an Information Session (family and friends welcome):

Wednesday 12 June, 7pm at The Rex Centre, Kings Cross

Register to attend at our website

Like us on Facebook

Lattitude Global Volunteering – Australia

Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter

Call our office and speak to staff

(03) 98266 266

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Making it happen

Apply by Friday 23 June:

Download form from our website

Attend an interview in July

2014 you’re away!

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