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Deakin's Global Volunteers

Volunteering Projects are a great way to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our world. The programs are designed to provide you with a life changing experience and expand your understanding of cultural differences at the same time as making new friends and seeing the world.

Read our Global Citizenship Volunteering Brochure (5 MB).

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Fiji Project

Deakin University in conjunction with ABC Dreams and Rotary International provide a unique opportunity for you to be involved in the construction and refurbishment of much needed schools on the island of Taveuni.
You will be immersed in local Fijian culture through homestay accommodation with local families and you will have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Taveuni - known as the Garden Island.
You will be required to fundraise A$5000 as a group for this cause. In 2014 the project team will work with the local community of Niusawa on Taveuni Island to build a kindergarten.
The Fiji Volunteering Project runs for two weeks in the inter-trimester break in June/July.

 

The Fiji Project 2012 The Fiji Project 2013

The Fiji Project will run from June 27 till July 12 2014
Applications are now open for the Fiji Project 2014 - Application Form (621 KB)
Please submitt to andrew.ross@deakin.edu.au

 

Spiti Valley Project

A Himalayan Community Development Project in the Spiti Valley. In 2013 students spent two weeks living with the locals in the remote village of Dhankra and assisted the community with the construction of a solar bath house while also partaking in cultural activities throughout the picturesque Spiti Valley. In 2014 the volunteers will participate in a variety of community projects with a focus on sustainable eco-tourism ventures that will provide an ongoing benefit to the Spiti Valley communities. Some activities will entail physical work. The trip is a balanced mix of work and pleasure. During this trip you will be visiting some of the highest villages in the world, going on a high-altitude trek, visiting some ancient monasteries and you may wish to take up the offer of a yak safari! Traditional homestays will further enrich the experience by giving one an authentic experience and a complete understanding of the life and culture in a Spitian home.
Dates for the 2014 program TBA – It is expected the program will take place in the inter-trimester break in June/July. For expressions of interest please contact katey.osullivan@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th December 2013