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Unearth

 

Discover where the Y can take you with YMCA Unearth.

 

Osaka YMCA in partnership with YMCA Victoria and local host YMCAs offers travel opportunities for those interested in joining adventure and community focused voluntourism trips to Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Find out more here.
 
Contact us now to make a booking inquiry.
 
 

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Myanmar
Sri Lanka

Concept

Picture a small group (maximum 12 people) of international intrepid travellers lead by an experienced guide setting out to explore the wonders and vibrant culture of exotic parts of Asia. As a traveller you’ll have a chance to experience the fast pace of popular Asian cities, slow down to visit beautiful beaches and floating villages, discover the rich history and religion and immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re visiting by helping much needed community projects coordinated by the local YMCA. Check out which trips are open for bookings below!

Suitable Applicants

Applications will be considered for the Unearth program provided you are:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Able to attain a visa to the country of your intended destination
  • Willing to take YMCA authorised working with children checks and any necessary police checks in relation to child safety
  • Willing to work within YMCA Unearth guidelines

Current Program Information

Unearth participants have the opportunity to travel to the following countries:
 
Cambodia ​(include flag image of Cambodia) ​- For more information click the YMCA Discover
Unearth Booklet here ​(link to download Unearth booklet .pdf)

FAQs

The YMCA is a global organisation spanning across 120 countries around the world. YMCA Unearth programs partner with local YMCAs to ensure that we’re using local knowledge to travel the right way.
 
Unlike other tours that occur over a similar timeframe, we incorporate aspects of volunteering into our tour (approximately 4 days) that are safe, ethical and educational. We ensure that we use local guides, local transport and visit local restaurants to not only give you an authentic holiday, but to ensure we’re travelling ethically and responsibly by supporting the local economy.

As this is an international program, English is used to communicate. It’s a great opportunity for participants to practice and improve their English skills in a real life setting. However, not to worry, our coordinators will make every effort to ensure all important information is clearly communicated and understood.

You are not required to know the native language, but knowing basic words will make your trip easier and more enjoyable.

We recommend checking in with your GP before you travel, but aside from light walking, no you don’t have to be super fit to embark on the trip.

Yes. We recommend checking in with your GP before your travel.

Our number one tip here is to travel light! Please be aware that some of our travel is done via small transport so one easily liftable suitcase or backpack is ideal.

Click here ​to contact Osaka YMCA global staff to make a booking inquiry​ (Click takes user to contact us page).

All accommodation quoted is single-room, unless requested otherwise by participants. If you are travelling with friends or family and would like twin-share accommodation, please contact us to discuss a reduced rate.