Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange 2019

Applications are open!

Take off to South Africa with the Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange

The Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange offers young Indigenous Australians the opportunity to undertake a five-week volunteer assignment, with fellow volunteers, in South Africa. 

  • We are accepting applications for two projects this year.  
  • There will be 8-10 positions for each project. These positions are for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 18-35 years. 
  • This is a fully-funded experience; airfares, accommodation, insurance and allowances are covered. 
  • Applications are due 3 March.

Want to know more? Download this PDF document and learn about the application process. 

 

Eligibility: This program is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people between the ages of 18-35 only. If you do not fall into this demographic, please consider our other volunteer assignments.

 

Project 1

Sparrow Outreach Project: 1 May – 7 June 2019

Partner organisation: Sparrow Schools, Johannesburg

This group of volunteers will work alongside the school team and students to gain first-hand experience in project management and community development principles while being role models to the students. Volunteers will support students with extra-curricular programs. Part of this project involves volunteers helping to build recycling stations and teaching students the importance of recycling. Applications due Sunday 3 March 2019.

Learn more and apply

 

 

Project 2

Eco Village Project: 8 June – 15 July 2019

Partner organisation: Eco Children, Hoedspruit

This volunteer group will work to create a school garden and environmental classroom with a local school in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, located in the buffer zone of Kruger National Park. They will gain first-hand experience in project management and community development principles while being role models to the students and delivering valuable assistance to Eco Children personnel and the communities they serve. Applications due Sunday 3 March 2019.

Learn more and apply

 

Key Dates

You must be free to participate during the dates outlined below.

Applications close

3 March

Shortlisted applicants advised

8 March

Interview with in-country/team leader (for shortlisted applicants)

11-15 March

Successful applicants advised of conditional offer, pending visa and mobilisation process.

20 March

Pre-departure briefing in Melbourne

TBC

Project 1: Sparrow Outreach: In South Africa

1 May – 7 June

Project 2: Eco Village: In South Africa

8 June – 15 July

Project 1: Online review catch-up and feedback

7 July

Project 2: Online review catch-up and feedback

15 August

Returned CWIE Volunteer Workshop in Melbourne

TBC

CWIE 2018 EcoClassroom Credit DS
CWIE 2018 Drakensberg Credit DS