Volunteer with us
We’re passionate about empowering people with disability to achieve their travel dreams — but we couldn’t do it without the support of our amazing group of volunteers.
Our voluntary support workers accompany travellers on trips, working closely with us, the UnitingCare team, to make sure they have the best experience possible.
Frequently asked questions
Why do we need voluntary support workers?
Voluntary support workers ensure that people with disability have individuals in their life who are there because they choose to be. They aren’t paid, and they give up their time willingly to help others. Our volunteers provide companionship, personal care and social support to encourage independence and to help travellers feel part of a community. Being a volunteer is an important and rewarding job!
What’s involved in being a voluntary support worker with Beyond Borders Travel?
Here are some of the duties our volunteers carry out:
- Accompany travellers on holidays that require overnight stays
- Work under the direction of the Holiday Co-ordinator to observe duty-of-care requirements for the individual you’re supporting
- Participate in the delivery of any support required in order to help travellers undertake holiday activities
Do volunteers need to cover their own expenses on the trip?
No. Accommodation, transport, main meals and activity expenses are covered for the duration of the trip.
I’m a student. Can I volunteer as part of my training?
Absolutely! If you’re a student, we provide placement opportunities to help meet your practical experience hours.
I’m not in a position to go on overnight trips but I’d love to be involved. What other voluntary positions can I apply for?
We have volunteers working across a range of areas of the program: from administration and business development to marketing and graphic design. Get in touch today to discuss what skills you can bring to the team.
What our volunteers say
“Beyond Borders Travel offers an amazing opportunity to meet with interesting people from all walks of life. The diversity of cultures and experiences shared with these new friends is invaluable, and offers some incredible snapshots into new worlds.
“Through volunteering with Beyond Borders, I have learnt a new kind of patience and understanding, and often feel personally empowered by the inspirations of my new-found friends.
“Although I am often limited in the time I can offer volunteering, I relish each experience, and am looking forward to many more opportunities to spend with Beyond Borders.
“I have, and will continue to recommend volunteering with Beyond Borders to family and friends, so that they too can open their hearts and minds to the incredible prospects this program offers, for not only the participants, but as a volunteer.”
Beyond Borders volunteer Brigitte