Become a Volunteer Leader within KCYP
The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) is a 9 month life skills program for 15-17 year olds, affectionately known as our ‘Kokoda Kids’, who come from all walks of life and every segment of society. We passionately believe there is no difference between those who are expected to fail and those who are expected to achieve – except for opportunity and the right support.
KCYP is not possible without our incredible volunteer leaders who help deliver the program and make a real difference to the lives of our Kokoda Kids through their mentoring and guidance. Do you want to join the Kokoda Family?
DO YOU WANT TO:
Challenge yourself and mentor others
Spend time in nature and participant in training activities
Conquer the 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge
Trek an 11 day expedition that honours our Australian veterans
Help Australian teens realise their true potential
Inspire others to go beyond their limits
WHAT BEING A KCYP LEADER INVOLVES
A REWARDING EXPERIENCE
Connecting with young people and learning from others, helping each other grow, making life long friends and unforgettable memories.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL GROWTH
Improve or maintain your fitness. Imagine hiking the equivalent of Mt Everest 3.5 times? This is what you'll achieve, 500kms and 13,000m elevation in 20 weeks!
The chance to tackle the 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge and trek an 11 day expedition that honours our Australian veterans.
BEING A PART OF A LIKEMINDED COMMUNITY
The Kokoda Spirit amongst our KCYP Leaders and Kokoda Kids is often described as a true community. You'll have the opportunity to connect with link-minds to reach a common goal.
All KCYP Leaders receive a certificate of appreciation on completion and attend a formal graduation ceremony with the Kokoda Kids.
ARE YOU THE NEXT KCYP VOLUNTEER LEADER?
Applications are now open for Volunteer Leaders within our 2022 Kokoda Challenge Youth Program.
The 2022 program is commencing in May and operating on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Due to Covid restrictions the peak experience will not be in Papua New Guinea. However, the peak experience will be 9 day trekking expedition that honours our Australian veterans and incoporates our cultural heritage. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have or be able to obtain a Blue Card and Passport.