Volunteering is a great way to support the work of Motivation Australia in the Asia Pacific Region.
Volunteers contribute in a number of ways, including:
- Developing or reviewing training materials
- Supporting the delivery of mobility device training courses
- Mentoring of in-country personnel
- Peer mentoring
- Advising on best practice
Motivation Australia aims to build relationships with our volunteers, and ensure that the experience is positive for the volunteer, our partners and our organisation.
Volunteering on one of our programmes overseas can be a great way to travel and meet new people. It is also an opportunity to experience working in the International Development field and contribute to the development of the sector.
Funded, in-country volunteers
When specific clinical or technical support for training or mentoring local personnel is required, we may advertise a funded volunteer position. There are only a few of these opportunities each year.
These positions are coordinated by Motivation Australia’s team. Travel costs will be funded by the programme budget, including: flights, airport transfers, accommodation, travel insurance, visas and per-diem.
Self-funded, in-country volunteers
For volunteers who are motivated to contribute to one of our programmes and are considering funding their own travel, there is more flexibility with dates and destination. Motivation Australia will work with you to tailor a role to suit your interests and expertise
Motivation Australia will provide support before during and after your trip. All volunteers who travel overseas will need to participate in our induction process, including providing a police certificate.
You do not necessarily need to travel overseas in order to contribute to our work. Motivation Australia draws support from allied health and technical professionals through our Clinical and Technical Reference Group (CTRG).
Other volunteer activities include supporting our website development, social media, fundraising and event management, membership and office administration.
We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to support the work that we are doing.
If you would like more information about volunteering for Motivation Australia’s please contact Motivation Australia’s Service Development Manager, Lauren Flaherty.