FREE VOY­AGE FOR LEEUWIN VOLLIES

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - STREET WATCH -

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.

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