We believe all young Australians should have the opportunity to volunteer overseas. To ensure the cost isn’t a barrier to becoming a volunteer, we have scholarships available to assist with placement and flight costs.
Lattitude Scholarships provide discounts on placement fees for some Asia/Pacific countries, ie China, India, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Funded flights are also available for various countries.
Scholarship applications will be assessed against personal circumstances and applicants will be notified of the outcome via email in August, after interviews have been conducted with all applicants for 2014 placements.
Ready to apply?
Download a Scholarship Application Form:
Submit this with your Application Form to volunteer with us, which you can download here.
Other things to consider
The flight cost is the biggest variable to consider when planning your budget. Flights closer to home are much cheaper which means that placements in Asia/Pacific offer the best value if your budget is tight. The total cost for a placement in the Pacific (Fiji, Vanuatu) is approximately $5000, while the total cost for a placement in Asia (China, India, Japan, Vietnam) is around $6000 - $6500. Volunteering in the UK or Argentina will cost around $7500, or approximately $8000 for Malawi.
And don't forget that a small amount of pocket money is paid to volunteers on placements in China, Japan and Vietnam which covers most of your daily costs overseas.