Vacation and Volunteer at Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup

Hands Up Holidays, the tour operator that blends incredible sightseeing with meaningful volunteering experiences, is lending its support by encouraging travellers to combine a fantastic holiday exploring the best of Australia and also giving something back by volunteering for a week at the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup.

Volunteers will assist in the following areas:
Catering Assistants – ensuring 500 players are fed and watered pitchside, at their accommodation and in the lounge
Media Assistants – live match reporters, match photographers, media accreditation
Accreditation Monitors – enforcing the accreditation system at key access points

The itinerary starts with a week’s volunteering in Melbourne followed by the holiday visiting Sydney, The Blue Mountains, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Extension trips to South Australia, the Whitsunday Island and Uluru (Ayers Rock) are also possible.

Itinerary highlights include:
Week’s volunteering at the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup
Sightseeing in Melbourne, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef
Extension excursions to include the Whitsunday Islands, Daintree Rainforest, Uluru and Kangaroo Island

This 16-day holiday costs £1,590 per person and includes three star accommodation throughout (£1,390 if participants arrange their own accommodation in Melbourne), eight days volunteering plus sightseeing as per the itinerary. International and domestic flights are not included but can be arranged.

See a full itinerary and more details at:

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