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As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee.You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments, however, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior the start of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form
After you complete your application, your personalized ‘My Account’ will be active.You will need to upload your CV/Resume along with your photo in the same. Our backend team and the placement site takes around 10-12 days to review your application. After we review your CV and documents,your booking is confirmed and booking confirmation is updated in your ‘My Account’. Some projects need mandatory criminal background check and the same is mentioned in the project info of your program. Approval of your application depends on your qualification and eligibility criteria for each project.
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the Australian volunteer projects :-
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 9+ years we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for student groups- college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as group of colleagues.
Volunteering Solutions provides placement to volunteers in different cities of Australia. The preference of the city has to be specified in the application form. The available program locations are as follows :-
Volunteers traveling to Australia need to have a valid visa. We provide with the necessary supporting documents for your VISA application processing. More information shall be provided after you become a Volunteering Solutions enrolled participant
All the major cities in Australia have connectivity to all major airlines around the World. The recommended airlines are :
Australia is a tourist friendly destination. The country welcomes you with open arms. However, you have to use your prudence to stay out of trouble. For example, stay in a group or with the fellow volunteers, especially when you want to hit the bar or go for grabbing a drink. Inform your coordinator if you have plans to explore the city alone, keep your emergency contact details always with you. Your pre-departure booklet is a good source of information for you and you must read that diligently.
We recommend you to consult your physician or travel doctor before traveling to Australia.
Generally, the following vaccinations are recommended for travelers going to Australia:
Yellow Fever (Required if traveling from a YFV infected country)
Hepatitis A and B
Yes, for all participants it is mandatory to have a travel medical insurance.Volunteers have the option to purchase 'Travel and Medical Insurance' at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To provide the best option to our participants, we offer comprehensive insurance coverage in collaboration with a leading insurance provider. To view the coverage details, please click here.
A member of the in-country coordinating team will be there at the airport to receive you and take you to your accommodation. On the first day, our coordinator will take you to your placement site and introduce you to your project after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc. You will be given a brief about the directions to the project from your accommodation and the mode of transport as well.
Accommodation will vary according to each project location. Typical accommodation includes volunteer houses, caravans, hostels, bunkhouses and camping (we supply the tents). Volunteers are allotted accommodation on a same gender sharing basis.
For breakfast, we usually provide cereals, bread or toast, tea, and coffee. Lunch is normally a self-made sandwich and fruits; in the evening we enjoy a meal prepared by the group, typically something like pasta, roasted meat or a vegetarian option. Volunteers help with the preparation of meals and cleaning up of dishes, plus some domestic duties as required. We rely on every volunteer to participate fully in the program, and the evening meal is a popular part of the day.
Yes. However, you must inform us in advance and also mention about any dietary requirement you are looking for, in your application form.
Your program fee covers your accommodation, food and in-country support. You will need to cover your personal expenses, such as local transport, telephone, the internet bills, shopping, weekend trips etc.
However, you should carry around $70-80 per week for your basic personal expenses. This amount can vary and you would need a higher amount if you go on weekend sightseeing tours.
Plenty of money exchange counters and ATMs are available at the airport as well in most the Australian cities.
Volunteers usually work for 7 to 8 hours a day depending on their program. You will have the weekends off, so you can travel on weekends.
However, volunteers need to be flexible, open minded and understand that work requirements can change as well on certain occasions.
We encourage volunteers to get in touch with former Volunteering Solutions Australia program participants and also other program participants joining our projects. You are recommended to join the Volunteering Solutions Facebook Page or Facebook Group to connect with other participants.
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.
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