Overnight at Maria Island & volunteer @ Swansea

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Overnight at Maria Island & volunteer @ Swansea

Time & Location

15 Nov 2020, 8:00 am – 16 Nov 2020, 6:00 pm
Travel With A Cause (TWAC), 1st/41-43 Victoria St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Program Details

1. Date & Time

  • 8:00 am Sunday 15th November 2020 @TWAC
  • Travel with a Cause 1st Floor 41-43 Victoria St Hobart
  • Back to Hobart by 6:00 pm, Monday 16th November

2. Bus Pick Up & Drop Off

Meeting point: Travel with a Cause Office

1st Floor, 41-43 Victoria St, Hobart

3. Inclusions

  • Volunteer Certificate 
    • Group Transportation
    • Bunkhouse Accommodation
    • Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast
    • Explore Maria Island, ride a bike (optional), walk the tracks, visit the cliffs
    • Visit Swansea town & Bark Mill Bakery

        

4. Why?

  • Expand network & Gain experience                                                                                                    
    • Work with locals & Meet new friends!
    • Experience volunteering work in a farm
    • Support Not-For-Profit Organisation, TWAC, 100% of its profit goes to charity projects.          

        

5. Join the volunteer weekend

  • $245 per person (Payment is subject to a cancellation fee of 50% within 14 days of commencement and 100% within 7 days of commencement. Payment and placements are not transferable.)

We are often asked why volunteers need to pay to volunteer. Travel with a Cause (TWAC) understands that it may seem odd. But the question can be answered quickly:

  • TWAC’s volunteering programs in Tasmania & overseas are run by Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) like TWAC. 
  • Most NPOs hardly earn enough money to cover their costs. This is also the main reason your volunteering contribution is needed.
  • Fees associated with a volunteer program not just to cover your insurance, transportation & meals, but also a functional administration office that is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and processing to make sure both you and the local organisations & communities have a smooth and great volunteering experience.

6. What to bring?

  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and sturdy, closed-in shoes
  • Change of clothes, personal hygiene items
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket
  • Wet weather gear if rain forecasted 
  • Camera 
  • Drink bottle (Please bring your own to help reduce plastic waste)

7. Itinerary (The actual time of places visiting might differ from the schedule)

Day 1 - Sunday 15 November

08:00 AM - Meet at TWAC office 

08:30 AM - Bus departs 

10:00 AM - Arrive Triabunna, Catch the ferry to Maria Island

10:30 AM - Arrive Maria Island, Check-in to accommodation

11:00 AM - Orientation incl. Exploring the museums & discovering the history of Maria Island

12:00 PM - BBQ lunch at the beach

01:00 PM - Explore the Island & Sightsee (bike hire optional)

06:00 PM - BBQ dinner at the beach and watch the sunset

Day 2 - Monday 16 November

08:00 AM - Breakfast 

09:30 AM - Catch the ferry back to Triabunna 

10:00 AM - Arrive Triabunna - Explore the township

10:30 AM - Off to Swansea 

11:15 AM - Arrive Swansea - Buy your own lunch @ Bark Mill Bakery

11:45 AM - Coach departs for volunteer location

12:00 PM - Arrive volunteer location, meet Fonzie the sniffer dog

12:15 PM - Volunteer task #1 - Pull up serrated tussocks 

01:30 PM - Afternoon tea

01:45 PM - Volunteer task #2 - Pull up serrated tussocks

03:00 PM - Certificate presentation & Volunteer of the weekend award

04:00 PM - Head back to Hobart

Back to Hobart around 6:00 pm

8. Conditions of Participation

I agree to comply with the following terms that refer to my participation in Volunteers projects and activities: 

1. I have notified Travel with a Cause of all relevant medical conditions and pre-existing injuries, and I consent to Travel with a Cause rendering or authorising such medical treatment as necessary and accept responsibility for all associated expenses. 

2. I am a volunteer and not an employee of Travel with a Cause. 

3. I will not smoke, consume or store alcohol or illicit drugs in vehicles, offices, accommodation or while working on a project site. 

4. I shall respect the rights, feelings and property of all others associated with the projects. 

5. I shall cooperate to ensure a safe, happy and hygienic team environment. 

6. My placement on all projects is at the discretion of Travel with a Cause 

7. Photographs or videos taken of me on a project can be used for promotional purposes. 

8. Payment is subject to a cancellation fee of 50% within 14 days of commencement and 100% within 7 days of commencement. Payment and placements are not transferable. 

9. I will have to complete the volunteer work assigned by Travel with a Cause's partner to receive the certificate. 

10. Children must be 12 years old and over. Children must be accompanied by adults over 18 years old. 

11. I will comply with Travel with a Cause's policies, while also accepting responsibility for my own safety and the safety of my personal belongings. Furthermore, I will not knowingly or carelessly endanger the safety and welfare of any other participants in Travel with a Cause's activities, or endanger the safety of their personal belongings. I understand that failure to comply with any of these conditions may result in Travel with a Cause requesting me to leave immediately and that I may also forego all entitlements relating to projects and payments.

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