Become a Leader

Joining our Challenge Leader program will give you an opportunity to clarify your purpose, build on your passion and put your leadership skills into practice as you volunteer overseas. It's the perfect opportunity to make a difference and be a part of the global movement to end inequality!


Why should you sign up?

  • You'll gain essential and unique skills for future employment.

  • You'll make a real difference to marginalised communities overseas.

  • You'll join an inspiring and empowering community of Challenge Leaders.

  • You'll create an amazing team and form lifelong friendships.

  • You'll get a discount on the cost of your Challenge.

  • You'll have the time of your life travelling and volunteering overseas!


What being a leader involves:

  • Choosing a volunteering Challenge that inspires you and recruiting a team of 10-20 people to travel with you.

  • Attending our 2 amazing leadership training weekends hosted by leadership professionals.

  • Getting support and guidance from you own Challenges Abroad leadership mentor.

  • Hosting meetings with your team leading up to travel.

  • Attending social events with our Challenge Leaders.

Read the full position description here.


More perks!

Being a Challenge Leader means that you will have to dedicate time to the role as you recruit your team. We understand that this is time you could otherwise be working to help pay for your program, which is why we offer a discount on your program fee to make up for this:

  • When you recruit a team of 5 you'll receive a $300 discount on the cost of your Challenge!

  • For each person over the team of 5 you recruit, you'll receive an additional $100 discount!

  • When you recruit 15 team members, your program will be FREE (minus the $250 registration fee)

  • For any person over the team of 15 you recruit, you'll receive $100 towards your flights and other travel costs!


How The Application Process Works

Once you've had a look through our Challenges to choose a few that are the most inspiring you're ready to apply! The application process is really simple and only involves a few steps:

  1. Fill out the online application. It'll only take a few minutes!

  2. Wait for one of our mentors to organise a phone interview with you.

  3. Meet with your mentor in person for your induction.

  4. You're ready to get recruiting!