Cyclone Harold destroys school in Vanuatu after our workcamp
In April this year tropical cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu destroying a huge portion of the town of Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo. This town has played host to multiple workcamps run by study centres based in Australia and New Zealand.
A Winning Formula for Families
As expectations on parents to work more days and hours increases over the years, a group of families in Perth, Australia, responded with an ingenious initiative that maximises the quality of the time spent with their spouses, kids and friends.
Warrane students rebuild Longolongo hall and chapel
A group of university students from Warrane College in Sydney volunteered to help rebuild a community hall and Catholic chapel at Longolongo, Tonga.
11 Years on in Dubbo
For the past eleven years, Creston College in affiliation with Reledev Australia have organised service projects in Dubbo for groups of young people and the elderly in need.
Philippines Service Project
On the 15th of October 2013 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern islands of the Philippines causing the death of hundreds and the destruction of more than eighty-thousand structures. Ten students from universities in Sydney and Brisbane volunteered three weeks of their summer to alleviating structural and educational damage in the town of Clarin in the Philippine island of Bohol.
Faith and Freedom in Vietnam
Four decades after the Communist suppression of the Catholic Church, Xavier Symons travelled with 14 high school boys to Vietnam on a service project. The boys all attend Nairana Study Centre, a centre of Opus Dei in Sydney.
Dare to Love - school students head to the Philippines
In September 2019 a group of sixteen students from Tangara School for Girls in Sydney started their final year (Year 12) with a service project to the Philippines.
Beyond My Four Walls
The following stories show how creativity and a passion for doing good can cut through walls and cross over oceans. Although we are confined, our eagerness to help others cannot be.
A Center for Women’s Health in Palestine
One year ago the first center in Palestine for the specific diagnosis of breast cancer was opened in Bethlehem. Its history is an example of how a spirit of service can cross over borders and reach the world's peripheries.
Josemaria, Once Again Among the Needy
"But what can I do?" On seeing so many needy people in the streets of Mazatlan (a coastal city in Mexico), Amparo asked herself what she could do to help. Today, more than 15 years later, Amparo’s question has found a clear answer.
The Impact of a Few Days of Service
"When I was in high school, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were distant lands. But an unexpected opportunity to organize a service project in Lithuania brought the Baltic countries a lot closer to home."
A Painting "Marathon" to Help Excluded Children
A young artist from Seville, Spain, set out to paint 400 paintings in 2 years, donating half of the profits to projects that help children at risk of social exclusion.
Citiwise: Helping Irish Youth Excel
Citywise is an educational program in Dublin helping young people from difficult city backgrounds to aim high in life. It is inspired by the message of Saint Josemaria.
Serenity for Families of Those Behind Bars
Some Italian volunteers are trying to help children whose fathers are in prison to reopen communication with them, especially through drawings and games.
"I forgave papa"
Maria Estela is Guatemalan. Several years ago she was taught the skills needed to earn an income in Ixoqui, a rural center that seeks to improve the material and spiritual life of the women in the area.