Infuse is a Registered Activity Provider (RAP) for the The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. We support schools and individual students in fulfilling some of the requirements for the bronze, silver and gold awards.
For gold award participants, expand your horizons on an Infuse Pathfinders program by travelling with a group of students from across Australia. Assist at a wildlife rehabilitation centre to care for native wildlife, help rejuvenate Jervis Bay’s Marine Paradise, live in a homestay with a Fijian family, or stay onboard Infuse’s boat in Cambodia to build a house for a floating village. Make friends for life while sharing a purposeful experience!
Whether you’re planning an expedition or an exploration, Infuse has you covered. With extensive operations in 19 countries, an Adventurous Journey (AJ) with Infuse could have you trekking in the Himalayas, exploring the impacts of climate change in Fiji, researching girls’ education in Cambodia, or traversing Fraser Island. Select from a scheduled departure, or organise a custom AJ for your school.
Our Australia Community Impact Manager can assist students in connecting with their local community to serve others. Infuse has an extensive network of community partners across Australia who are always looking for volunteers to support them on a regular basis.
Our Duke Of Edinburgh Programs
Residential Project – Fiji
Help with community service projects while based in Fiji at a private eco-lodge. Projects may include tutoring at a local school or could take more of a construction approach. Among the meaningful work, you will be treated to beautiful beaches and rainforests, exploring them via snorkelling, zip-lining and kayaking. Our local staff will educate you in the culture, history and food of the area as you make new friends and challenge yourself. Combine a trip to Fiji and your Gold Award, you wont regret it!
Complete your residential project on a liveaboard boat in the Great Barrier Reef!! Join an expedition into the Coral Sea to snorkel or scuba dive with dwarf minke whales. Each year from June to August, dwarf minke whales visit the northern Great Barrier Reef in what is the world’s only known, predictable aggregation of this species. The whales are exceptionally inquisitive and often closely approach divers and snorkelers for extended periods of time. Live with students from across Australia and our marine scientist, Dr Olaf Meynecke, on this incredible opportunity! Are you ready to become one of Australia’s newest marine scientists and conservationists?
Help rebuild and rejuvenate the south coast of NSW after the devastating bushfires of 2019/20. The majority of the coastline south of Sydney was destroyed, more than 2000 properties were lost, and many farmers lost everything they had. Help residents with ongoing support through restoration projects. You will camp under the stars with other DOE crew and when you aren’t doing meaningful work, you’ll be off enjoying white-sand beaches, hiking to spectacular waterfalls, learning about the local indigenous culture, stand-up paddle boarding, and enjoying chilled BBQ’s by the lagoon. Join us after Easter in NSW!
Come and join other Gold Participants in Queensland! Live with students from across Australia at our base in the Glass House Mountains and get involved with community service projects. Your main focus will assisting at a wildlife rehabilitation centre to care for native wildlife. This trip is an amazing opportunity to give back to your Australian community and encompass what DOE is all about.
Infused’ unique practice and qualifying Gold AJ will have you feeling like you are a contestant of Survivor one minute and SAS the next. Are you up for a challenge? This Bushcraft & Survival AJ is the perfect opportunity to learn valuable survival skills and be put to the test in a series of challenges to develop your grit, resilience and mateship. As part of the program, you will gain a deeper level of appreciation for the world around you and gain confidence in using nature as a resource in a remote setting in Southeast Queensland.
The K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk is a 90 kilometre hike with stunning scenery for every step of the way. You will walk with your hiking group across the largest sand island in the world and at the same time will be completing your practice and qualifying adventurous journeys for the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. You will marvel at the everchanging landscape as you travel from coastal views into the woodlands before finding a place to pitch your tent for the night. Spend your nights under the stars and cooking meals on a camp stove while reliving the day’s moments and recharging for the next day’s hike.
Trek the amazing Larapinta trail and tick off both your practice and qualifying adventurous journeys for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. During this hike you will experience some of the most spectacular outback destinations in Central Australia including Standley Chasm, Serpentine Gorge, Ormiston Gorge, as well as plenty more stunning experiences. You and your hiking group will camp under the immersive night sky each night and learn to cook delicious meals on the trail. This trail is one of the most famous and beautiful in Australia and would provide you with life long memories and the skills you need to continue your hiking adventures.
Your Adventurous Journey across the Noosa Everglades will leave a lifelong impression on your heart, teaching you the skills necessary to not just survive in our beautiful Australian ecosystem, but thrive. Canoe, kayak, hike and bike your way across the pristine Lake Somerset and the surrounding wetlands. You’ll learn survival skills, camping techniques, and gain experience in preparing and planning for longer journeys. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is not to be missed!