Impact Trips

Witness life-changing work in action, meet children from developing countries and use your skill set to make a difference in an international community. What could be more impacting?


RCF runs annual Impact Trips to the countries where we have involvement. The purpose of these trips are to provide a link between the projects we’re partnering with, and the people who wish to understand and respond to the needs of vulnerable children. These short-term, self-funded trips are incredibly impacting for everyone involved: the children, the workers at the projects and also for the people who go.

As needs are identified within the projects, specific field trips are conducted allowing relevant professionals and tradespeople an opportunity to volunteer their time and skills.

If you’re interested in going on an impact trip email

All applicants for any trip go through an application process which includes an interview and requires a National Police Clearance, Sexual Offences Declaration Form as well as provision of references.

Upcoming Impact Trips



EAST TIMOR | 7 - 17 July 2019

  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of East Timor by visiting local sites and villages, including the Australian war memorial and the museum.

  • Get to know the women, youth and children at Casa Vida East Timor, a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization which provides protection for vulnerable girls who are often the victims of incest.

  • Visit our new project partner Pro-Ema, a vocational training centre that empowers vulnerable adolescent girls and young women to gain skills and transition from a life of poverty and violence against women.

  • Spend time encouraging and building relationships with the staff, youth and children through games, craft, music, and generally being flexible to assist where directed.

  • Visit Projecto Montanha and stay overnight in Aileu.

  • Relax, snorkel and debrief with an overnight stay on Atauro Island before heading home.

  • Team size - Minimum of five, up to twelve people.

  • Approximate cost $3,200 AUD (includes cost of airfares, accomodation, overnight visit to Atauro Island, visa, most meals, internal transport and leader’s subsidy)

Applications currently open

RWANDA & TANZANIA | 23 June - 12 July 2019

  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of Rwanda by visiting local sites and villages, including the genocide memorial site.

  • Work with African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE Rwanda), a Christian organisation that is working with street children, widows, child headed families, orphans and former prostitutes.

  • Work alongside children, youth and the AEE staff to encourage, inspire and build relationships through games of soccer, making mud brick homes and being flexible to assist where directed.

  • Run an activity program for former street youth at the Centre for Champions in Rwamagana.

  • Visit child headed families around Rwamagana and assist with their household chores such as fetching water.

  • Relax as a team in Gisenyi.

  • Option to visit the mountain gorillas at the end of the trip (approx $1500)

  • Visit our new partner ‘Water for Africa’ in Tanzania

  • Attend Rwandan church service

  • Visit Akagera game park

  • Approximate cost $5500 AUD for Rwanda only | $7750 for Rwanda & Tanzania

Applications open now, and close 29 January 2019