The Hands On Project is not currently accepting volunteer applications
Volunteering on a Hands On Project trip is a life changing experience. In the past volunteer teams have been to Cambodia and Sri Lanka to deliver around 1000 hands to recipients.
Reaching those who require help is not always an easy task as plans are unpredictable, travel days often long and amenities that are the norm at home are not always available.
The following are not unusual on a Hands On Project trip:
- Long days of bus travel up to 14 hours
- 1-2 star hotel accommodation
- No hot water
- Limited dietary options
- Language difficulties
- Squat toilets in poor condition with no toilet paper
- Unexpected room sharing
- Carrying suitcases up many flights of stair
- You must be prepared to carry prosthetic hands in your luggage
- Working in hot humid environments with no air conditioning
- Limited medical services
All of the above have occurred and while challenging at the time make for interesting stories later!
To be part of a Hands On Project team you need to be able to work as team,
be flexible, adaptable and resilient.
You need to be in good physical condition with good sight and hearing.
If accepted as part of a Hands On Project Team you will need to have a medical report signed by your doctor and provide a current Police Check. You will also need to register with Rotary Australia World Community Service so that you will be covered for insurance while you are on a trip. All trip costs are your responsibility.
Many photographs are taken on a Hands on Project trip. To be involved you must be happy for us to use these photographs in all our various marketing platforms both printed and online.