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Applications open for Share the Mission 2017

Posted on 16 August 2016
Applications open for Share the Mission 2017

Are you ready for a life-changing year as a volunteer, serving the needs of young people across Australia and New Zealand?

Are you prepared to test yourself outside 'your comfort zone', allowing you to experience a different culture and community to your own?

Now in its 13th year, the Share the Mission program gives volunteers the opportunity to spend a year working with often marginalised youth in three Lasallian schools- La Salle College, Middle Swan in Perth, De La Salle College, Mangere East in Auckland and Luurnpa Catholic School in the remote Indigenous community of Balgo Hills in Western Australia.

From coaching sporting teams, acting as teachers' assistants and homework tutors and helping out with school excursions, Share the Mission volunteers play a pivotal part in the daily life of these communities.

The program has proven to be particularly popular with young adults who have left school and are looking for a rewarding 'gap-year' experience where they can share their talents with those in greatest need.

It is a unique opportunity to experience first hand the core Lasallian values of faith, service and community as you live alongside fellow volunteers, sharing meals, prayers and decision-making.

All participants in Share the Mission undergo a week-long orientation program before they are sent on their year-long placement and also receive ongoing support from a mentor throughout the program.

There are also short-term programs available, allowing volunteers to help at schools and orphanages in Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea.

You can find more information on the 2017 Share the Mission and Volunteer La Salle programs here.

Applications close on September 30, 2016.

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