Year of Service

Since its foundation, The Cardoner Project has sought to engage communities overseas in undertakings that seek to express a recognition and respect for often excluded and underprivileged groups. From teaching English in Vietnamese or Thai schools to working with families to build houses in Tijuana, Mexico; The Cardoner Project aims to inspire self-esteem and hope in the communities we encounter. With an increasing number of projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Ecuador and Mexico there are short and long term volunteering opportunities available.


The Cardoner Project has had volunteers in northern Thailand since 2012 as a part of The Arrupe Education Project, an initiative of the Thai Jesuits.
— Tim Humphreys (SAC12)
The Micronesia Service year provides a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a thorough cultural immersion and volunteer experience.
— Alex Smith (SAC13)
From 2015 a placement is on offer in East Timor for 6-12 months, with a preference for a full year. In the years ahead we will expand these offerings to other places.

IMMERSIONS


Across the Pacific Ocean lies the city of Tijuana in northern Mexico. Tijuana’s location on the United States-Mexican border makes it the perfect location to witness the juxtaposition between these two countries.
— Daniel Rubic (SAC11)

When the opportunity of travelling to Ecuador first presented itself to me I thought what an obscure place to go. We spent our time in Quito the nations capital.
— Tom Masi (SIC13)
The Cardoner Project’s Nepal Immersion typically runs in December of each year, designed to give recent Jesuit old boys a deeper appreciation for the often-misunderstood cultural and religious issues in Nepal.
— Max Sturt (SAC13)

The Cardoner Project has had volunteers in northern Thailand since 2012 as a part of The Arrupe Education Project, an initiative of the Thai Jesuits.
— Tim Humphreys (SAC12)
The Vietnam immersion run by the Cardoner Project is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences that young Aloysius and Riverview old boys can undertake in their early post-high school life.
— Cameron Gray (SAC12)