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Cagliero Volunteers


Choosing a volunteer program is one of the most important decisions you will make. We encourage prospective volunteers to investigate multiple programs and find the one that best ‘fits’ their philosophies and skill set. Below are some of the key philosophies and core requirements that are necessary for Cagliero volunteers. Read through carefully and see if they resonate with you and align with your own way of thinking.

Cagliero volunteers

  • Approach life in a joyful way and have a deep sense of happiness in everything they do
  • Aim to be open to new cultures and experiences
  • Value each and every person they meet with equality and respect
  • Preference working with and empowering disadvantaged young people
  • Focus on living and working in solidarity with the local host community
  • Approach volunteering as an experience in mutual learning with the local host community
  • Strive to be actively present with young people in a way that prioritises their welfare and best interests
  • Reflect and contemplate on the volunteer experience and spirituality
  • Value education as a core component of development
  • Approach the volunteer placement and life in a flexible and open minded manner

Here are some of the core requirements for acceptance as a volunteer into the Cagliero Project:

  • Men and women at least 20 years old
  • Good mental and physical health
  • Emotional and psychological maturity
  • Suitable skills and interest in field of service
  • Experience and desire to work with young people
  • University study or comparable work experience (do not need to have finished degree)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or resident
  • A current working with children’s check
  • Openness to embrace living in a spiritual community
  • Willingness to live and work within a Catholic environment
  • Attendance at two formation training programs
  • Willingness to learn the local language spoken in the host country
  • Sound understanding of development principles
  • Sense of humour, flexibility and a spirit of sacrifice are essential

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The Team

For any information please contact us.


The Cagliero Project
P.O. Box 264
Ascot Vale, 3032
Victoria, Australia



Phone (03) 9377 6000
Fax (03) 9377 6015

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