Council scholarship to volunteer in Asia

29 July 2015


A $2,500 Experience Asia scholarship is being offered by the Alpine Shire Council to support young residents wanting to participate in an incredible Asia Pacific volunteer placement in 2016.

In partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians and Global Vision International, the scholarship will assist one lucky Alpine Shire resident aged 18 – 20 to experience the diverse culture of Asia through a three to six month placement in a country such as Fiji, Laos, Nepal and Thailand, volunteering in the areas of education, environmental conservation or community development.

The scholarship is an investment by the community, for the community, which give otherwise inaccessible opportunities to local young people to engage in our Asian region.

“Alpine Shire Council is delighted to support this partnership which works to create opportunities for our young people to access immersive cultural experiences in the region,” Mayor Cr Jan Vonarx said.

“Such an opportunity provides positive benefits not only for the young people and the host communities but for the wider Alpine Shire community.”

Applications close 11 September, 2015 and are open to any Australian citizen, aged 18 – 20 and residing within Alpine Shire Council. For more information, and to apply, head to

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