A Vibrant Community
It is an interesting, diverse life we lead at Outward Bound Australia. It is definitely more than a job; it is an inspiring lifestyle that provides challenge and adventure along with the opportunity to make life long friends and visit untouched parts of Australia. Ourstaff hail from around Australia and the world and bring a diversity of experience to shape our unique community.
The Outward Bound Lifestyle
Living within the Outward Bound community means an opportunity for immense personal and professional development, as you learn to balance the responsibilities of the job while living at one of the base camps.
Working as an instructor at Outward Bound is not a 9:00 – 5:00, Monday to Friday job, and conventional weekends are not frequent, therefore, it is important to be flexible and maintain a positive, open minded attitude towards the lifestyle. Busy peak periods can be physically and emotionally tiring, however there are plenty of opportunities for ‘days off’ after courses to unwind, relax and socialise.
Just as in the job itself, the Outward Bound lifestyle offers tremendous variety and adventure, with opportunities to participate in annual events such as mini-triathlons, film competitions, dress-up parties and holiday festivities (Christmas, Halloween etc.). During ‘time off’ fellow colleagues will often spend time exploring the local area together, making trips into the city or sharing meals in each other’s accommodation.
As Outward Bound’s base camps are situated close to National Parks, within the natural scenery of the Australian bush, this means access to towns and cities and their facilities are naturally limited. On base, you will have access to all the necessities, as well as basic internet and phone use and during working periods three meals a day will be provided. While working on base there are also ample opportunities to make trips into the local town to purchase personal items and snacks.