FREE VOYAGE FOR LEEUWIN VOLLIES
THE Leeuwin Foundation is offering an amazing opportunity to university and Tafe students who volunteer 10 full days of work throughout the Leeuwin refit period.
Once the refit is complete they are given the chance to go on the week-long Career Challenge voyage in December.
Since July, students from all major universities including Edith Cowan, the University of WA, Murdoch and Curtin have contributed 200 hours to this year’s refit.
Students have chosen to volunteer their time from July to mid-September to assist with maintenance for the STS Leeuwin II.
Waterford resident and Murdoch University international student Theodore Tung (27) is one of 15 students who have volunteered their time to help with maintenance on the ship.
“When I was told that there was an opportunity to volunteer and earn a spot for the Career Challenge Voyage, I was ecstatic,” he said.
“The most exciting part of my time so far was when the volunteers gathered to learn how to put up the sails on the mast while they were on the ground,” he said.
The Career Challenge Voyage is aimed at young career professionals who are looking at developing their skills for future employment.
Anyone aged 18-25 is invited to secure their berth with a payment of $2250.
The Career Challenge Voyage will be held from 8-14 December, sailing from Fremantle to Bunbury.
To book your space, download your application form at www.sailleeuwin.com.
Relief engineer Matt Lee and volunteer Theodore Tung in the engine room during a refit.