Inspiring, by volunteering

Bungundarra’s Melanie Groves is helping to make a difference volunteering as a community worker in India.
Bungundarra’s Melanie Groves is helping to make a difference volunteering as a community worker in India. Contributed

MELANIE Groves may be a long way from home, but she is inspiring youth across the Rockhampton region.

The Bungundarra local has been working since the end of February as a community worker at the Moravian Institute, which provides education to under-privileged students in India.

The 19-year-old wanted an adventure after finishing school and found it was possible this year thanks to a new volunteering program called Young People Without Borders.

It is a movement of young people, like Melanie, with the courage, imagination and will to make a difference.

The program was launched this year by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and there are still placements available for 18 to 20-year-olds to volunteer in China, India and Vietnam.

As part of the first year, volunteers will receive a Trailblazer Award which covers more than 50% of the costs.

All volunteers in 2012 are undertaking their placement with Lattitude Global Volunteering, which is one of the largest international volunteering organisations in Australia.

The application dead

line for these funded placements, which depart in August and last four to five months, is on April 27.

For more information and to download the application form, visit www.lattitude.org.au/why-volunteer/ypwb.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

4-5 month placements with Lattitude Global Volunteering in China, India and Vietnam

For 18-20 year olds

Applications close April 27

Visit http://www.lattitude.org.au

Topics:  education, india, melanie groves, volunteer



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