Volunteer overseas and make a difference with Challenges Abroad!
Challenges Abroad help students develop their skillset and grow as individuals, whilst creating unforgettable experiences. As a Challenges Abroad volunteer you will work on ethical projects and make a long-lasting, positive impact in a disadvantaged community overseas. You can choose from 6 destinations (India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Peru, Tanzania) and join a program that aligns with your area of study/interest, such as education, health, paramedics, business or community development!
Challenges Abroad also offers a leadership program that includes ongoing mentoring, free training weekends and the chance to develop your leadership and team management skills. Through this program you will clarify your purpose, build on your passion and put your leadership skills into practice as you gain the skills to become a global leader.
Volunteering with Challenges Abroad is an opportunity for you to become a Global Citizen with a wider world view and an understanding of other cultures, all the while helping tackle the challenges currently facing marginalised communities around the world.
Volunteer work is also an eligible activity for the Phoenix Award.
Benefits of volunteering overseas
Volunteering is a beneficial experience to engage in at USQ as there are many benefits to gain to your academic, technical and practical skills while studying. Employers look for gratitude skills that make you stand out from the crowd. Benefits to volunteering allow you to:
- Build a sense of community
- Meet new people
- Build your network
- Learn new skills for meaningful purpose
- Gain new experiences
- Strengthen employability skills- communication, teamwork, critical analysis, and problem solving
How do I get involved
Visit Challenges Abroad online for more information about programs and trips or talk to USQ Student Life.