General Information for Lasallian Volunteers 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE JULY 27

Program Goals 

The Lasallian Volunteers program aims at developing personal growth by: 
  • Deepening one's personal beliefs, helping to give meaning and direction in life;
  • Develop an increased sense of service to young people, especially those disadvantaged and marginalised;
  • Strengthening one's faith and spirituality; 
  • Increasing one's awareness and appreciation of community life within the Lasallian family.


Being a LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER is an invitation to share your life and aspirations, work with other Lasallians, and journey to discover more about yourself and your faith.

The Placement 

  • The Lasallian community [Brothers' Community and/or; a broader Lasallian community] and the Mission location - together make the 'Placement'. 
  • The placement involves taking risks and initiative; it means learning and being engaged.
  • The placement is for a duration of 11 months.
  • Reimbursement of $80 a week is paid to each volunteer for toiletries, phone bills and personal use.
  • Food and board are covered by the program.
  • Beginning and end of year flights are paid and organised by the program.

 

Features of the Lasallian Volunteer Program 

  • Participate in an Orientation Program (one-week duration) to prepare for the experience and to identify with other Lasallian Volunteers undertaking the journey;
  • Have an impact in exciting Ministries where volunteers work closely with marginalised and disadvantaged young people;
  • Receive help and friendship from a Mentor, general supervision and appraisal from the Placement Supervisor;
  • Explore your personal values, spirituality, and direction in life as a Lasallian, including some journaling and personal reflection time;
  • Experience faith-based community living at home with the Brothers/or a Lasallian community, where you share meals, time together, jobs, decision-making and prayer;
  • Participate in a Debrief Program of four days to reflect, share, debrief your experience and learn strategies to support with returning home;
  • Enjoy a Recognition Mass and Dinner with family and friends, as well as an invitation to continue your association with the Lasallian family.

 

Personal Rewards 

  • The gift of friendship in a different culture and community.
  • Challenge yourself outside your 'comfort zone' and achieve success in a totally new setting.
  • Understand what motivates Brothers and Lasallian Partners in their vocation.
  • Gain work experience that will support your future.
  • Develop relationships and work with young people.
  • Support people who experience social injustices.
  • Independence living away from home
  • Discern your vocation whether it's teaching, volunteering or becoming a Brother.

 

Selection Criteria for Lasallian Volunteers 

  • Meet the specified skills or requirements listed at the end of each Placement Profile.
  • Have an appreciation of the Christian faith.
  • Have leadership potential.
  • Take initiative.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Have experience in ministry or volunteer work with disadvantaged young people.
  • Demonstrate features of maturity: compassion and care for others, a strong sense of self, good social skills and emotional independence.
  • Consider yourself as part of the Lasallian family.
  • Exhibit an openness to another 'culture': learning, appreciating, relating and living simply.
  • Are free of social and financial commitments.
  • Are prepared to commit themselves for 11 months (10th of January to early December) via an Agreement. The January Orientation program is mandatory for acceptance into the program. 
  • Enjoy good health.

Please submit your applications by the CLOSING DATE July 27! 

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed throughout August 13 - August 24

Successful applicants will be notified August 29

Successful applicants will be announced on September 12

 

 

 

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