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



TIMOR LESTE | 7 - 17 July 2019

  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of Timor Leste 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 Timor Leste, 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 are now closed


CAMBODIA YOUTH TRIP l 30 December 2019 - 14 January 2020

  • This trip is specifically for teenagers currently in years 10 - 12 in 2019.

  • The team will visit projects supported by the Foundation in Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom, and work alongside local children, youth and project staff to encourage, inspire and build relationships.

  • Visit local sights in Phnom Penh to gain an insight into the culture, history and unique challenges of Cambodia - including the Tuol Sleng Genodice Museum and the Killing Fields of the Pol Pot regime.

  • Spend a couple of days relaxing and debriefing while visiting the Angkor Wat temple sites and Siem Reap.

  • Team size - up to 20 students, with 3 staff leaders

  • Approximate cost $3300 (inc of airfares, accomodation, meals, internal transport, visa and leaders subsidy)

Applications close 5 May 2019