Let Arc distract you in a meaningful way each fortnight.
Wanna travel overseas with a group of mates? Experience a new culture? Make a real impact for families in need?
Between each semester we send teams of students to developing nations to lend a helping hand with a local community project. Global Village is only a relatively new Arc program, but we've already had groups go to Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, and Nepal working on a diverse range of projects from building houses to teaching in local primary and high schools and implementing systems of change.
But it's not all business - we have heaps of fun too! We make the most of the time overseas by getting to know the locals, enjoying the culture, and using the opportunity to travel and take in the sights.
We are currently recruiting volunteers! To find out all you need to know, check out the information packages below! To apply, scroll to the last page of each pack. Make sure you also join our Facebook group to keep up to speed. Check out our booklet or send us an email if you've got questions.
If you would like to speak with us in person, we will also be running several Info Sessions in the Roundhouse over the coming weeks:
• Tuesday 5th March - 1pm in the Marsh Room
• Thursday 7th March - 1pm in the Student Development Office
• Tuesday 12th March - 1pm in the AIR Room
• Thursday 14th March - 1pm in the Student Development Office
• Thursday 21st March - 1pm in the Student Development Office
Mid-year Break: Cambodia (Skills Training) Info Pack
Be a hands-on helper at the Fresh Eats Café, which provides skills training for children and young adults in Battambang, Cambodia. Experience working with kids is a plus. Take the opportunity to explore Battambang, take in the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat and learn about the tragic history of the Khmers in Phnom Penh.
Mid-year Break: India (Women's Empowerment) Info Pack
Assist the hard-working staff at Sambhali Trust to teach basic English and run workshops on general world knowledge and women's issues at their Empowerment Centres in Rajasthan. Travel time will be limited but we'll make sure you don't miss out on the Taj Mahal or the blue city of Jodhpur.
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Note: To ensure cultural sensitivity, this is a women's only trip.
Mid-year Break: Sri Lanka (Skills Training/Education) Info Pack
Work alongside staff at the Foundation of Goodness in Colombo and Seenigama, Sri Lanka. Use your own skills to develop a volunteer project plan in conjunction with the Foundation. Explore Marco Polo's favourite island in your leisure time.
Mid-year Break: Philippines (Construction) Info Pack
Work alongside staff at Gawad Kalinga, one of the most acclaimed community development organisations in the world. Assist with a construction project under the supervision of trained staff. Spend your leisure time exploring Manila.
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Summer Break: Fiji (Community Project) Info Pack
You'll be working with Rabi's Council of Leaders or the Banaban Women's Organisation on a community project designed by the locals to improve welfare on the island. You'll also get to experience the real island life with your homestay families and catch the island's annual 15th of December celebrations to mark their landing on Rabi.
Summer Break: Nepal (Teaching) Info Pack
Run through Sambhav Nepal, on this trip you'll assist teaching staff to teach basic English, Science, Maths, and Physical Education or run workshops based on your individual skill set. Leisure time is still to be decided but you could have the chance to go trekking in the land of the Himalayas or stay lakeside on Pokhara.
Summer Break: Uganda (TBA) Info Pack
You'll get the chance to work with foundations.(au) to determine the nature of your volunteer work; anythin ranging from health, education, child welfare, social equality and women's empowerment. Explore Uganda's natural wonders in your leisure time.