Joining our leadership program will be challenging, but that's how we grow! As a leader you'll:
join an inspiring and empowering community of challenge leaders across Australia
gain essential and unique skills for future employment
use your skills to make a real difference to vulnerable overseas communities
create an amazing team and form lifelong friendships
have the time of your life volunteering and travelling overseas!
Choose a volunteer challenge that inspires you and recruit a team of 10-20 people to volunteer with you.
Have regular calls with your Challenges Abroad leadership mentor for team building support and leadership development.
Attend our two amazing leadership training weekends hosted by leadership professionals.
Host meetings with your team leading up to your volunteer program.
Organise at least one team fundraising event for our charity, the FutureSense Foundation.
Represent Challenges Abroad at relevant university events.
Being a challenge leader does involve a time commitment, especially while you're recruiting your team. We realise this is time that you could otherwise be spending working to help pay for your volunteer program, which is why we offer our leaders a discount on program fees!
Once you recruit a team of 5, you'll receive $300 off your program fee.
For each person over the team of 5 that you recruit, you'll receive an additional $100 discount
When you recruit 15 team members, your program will be FREE*
For any person over the team of 15 you recruit, you'll receive an additional $100 towards your flights and other costs.
*the discount excludes the $250 deposit paid when signing up to your program.
We are here to support you through your leadership journey as you recruit your team and develop your skills. To be successful, you'll need to make sure that you can commit to the following:
Checking in weekly with your mentor so that they can assist you as you recruit and manage your team.
Promoting your trip on campus/social media and staying in touch with everyone interested.
Attending both leadership training weekends.
Organising at least one team fundraiser for the FutureSense Foundation (aim to raise $500)!
Everything will be just as new to you as it will be for your team members, which is why you'll have the full support of our in-country team. Your role as a leader will be to inspire your team to work well together.
The training weekends will give you the skills you need to motivate your team, deal with any conflict proactively and know when to ask for extra support from our in-country team. Most importantly, we want you to have an amazing time on your volunteer challenge and savour all the wonderful memories!