- What is the accommodation like?
Your accommodation depends on the project and its location. The volunteers will usually sleep in shared dormitories with bunk bed, comfortable cabins, caravans or tents. Accommodations will be organized by the Australian team. You should pack a sleeping bag. Most of the time you will share your sleeping space with one further volunteer. You can check out all our locations on our website (http://www.natucate.com/freiwilligenarbeit/australien/).
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
Depending on the project it is possible to be placed with your partner or friend. You can also apply as a group if you want to. Depending on the open space you will have the chance to work on the same project.
- How is the food provided?
During the project you will receive enough food over the day. You will have cereal, bread, toast, coffee and tea for breakfast. You can prepare yourself sandwiches and grab some fruits for lunch and enjoy a whole meal for dinner which is prepared by the whole team.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
It is possible to follow a vegetarian diet. Please inform us about your diet beforehand.
- How are work time and free time divided?
During the week you will be working from 8 to 16 and have the weekends off. Sometime a project will take up to 10 days and the free days will follow the working days.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
On site you will be working with a team of volunteers and project leaders. The project leaders will be your supervisors and may help you with your concerns.
- What expenses do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
In general you will not have any other kind of spending during the project since accommodation and food is provided. But you might need money for free time activities, trips, wash saloon or additional snacks you want to purchase. You can withdraw cash at the airport or any city.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
As long as you stay in the cities you will have telephone reception and can easily find an internet café or WiFi. If you are somewhere outdoors you must expect to be without internet or telephone reception for a couple of days.
- What’s the weather like?
The weather depends on your project’s location. Australia has different climatic zones. You should inform yourself prior to your departure. Keep in mind that summer and winter times are oppositional to European seasons. You can also always ask the NATUCATE team for specific weather conditions in the area of your project.
- Is there a prohibition regarding alcohol?
Yes, alcohol is strictly prohibited during the whole project. You may not drink at the project site, in the bureaus or vehicles. You may drink alcohol during your free time and go to a pub. Smoking is also prohibited.