About Cagliero

The Cagliero Project gives young Australians an opportunity to devote six to twelve months in volunteer service to youth overseas and in Australia

Volunteer Placements

Cagliero Re-Launch!

We are so very excited to relaunch the Cagliero Project!

The Cagliero Project has traditionally focused on international placements throughout Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Like so many other things, we were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we never lost sight of being wholeheartedly committed to supporting overseas Salesian communities with long term volunteers. It has been a difficult time being unable to run at full During this time, we have been working on developing long term volunteer placements within Australia. We are thrilled that we have some great communities in Australia that are ready to host volunteers in 2022 and beyond.

We will continue to closely monitor the border closures and as soon as borders are open, we will begin resending volunteers to overseas placement communities. We know our partners overseas have really missed the presence of Cagliero volunteers, and we cannot wait to recommence our relationship with them.

As we move forward, we are aware that we will have to consider each specific placement country. We may be able to send volunteers to some countries before others. At all times we will follow government advice on international travel and will consider each country and placement on a case-by-case basis.

Please be assured that we will resume both our international long term and immersion program as soon as it is safe to do so.

For now, we welcome applications from Australians and New Zealanders for our wonderful placement communities in Australia. You are also most welcome to apply for our overseas placements and we can send you when the borders are open. Please click here to apply.

Our new, expanded, revitalised Cagliero Project is more expansive and more exciting than ever before...

Are you ready to take up the challenge?

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Teach English in Cambodia

Don Bosco Technical School,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

English Teachers

The ability to speak and read English is a huge advantage to young people in finding work in Cambodia.


Supporting Young Women in the Soloman Islands

Laura Vicuna Hostel,
Soloman Islands

Residential Carers

Young women living away from their homes and families need positive mentors and carers.

Construction is Samoa

Construction work in Samoa

Don Bosco School,
Salelologa, Samoa

Trades People

Using your trade skills in Samoa is a practical way to make a contribution to a community in need.


Helping Young People in Africa

City of Joy,

Youth Workers

Supporting and caring for vulnerable youth at risk is a key part of working in Zambia.


Choosing a volunteer program is one of the most important decisions you will make. Here are some of the key philosophies and core requirements that are necessary for Cagliero volunteers.

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Our process to be accepted as a Cagliero volunteer consists of an application and interview. To start the process a formal enquiry can be made through the website.

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Formation is central to the success of a volunteer in their placement and an important part of the preparation of a Cagliero volunteer. Volunteers are offered a series of formation opportunities.

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  • Thailand

    Thailand is a proudly Buddhist nation known for its incredible hospitality that is extended to all visitors. Read More
  • Zambia

    Zambia, a large country found in the southern part of Africa is known for its amazing landscapes, wildlife viewing and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Zambian people are renowned as some of the friendliest and hospitable in Africa. Read More
  • Solomon Islands

    Solomon Islands is a beautiful country located in Melanesia full of diversity and rich in culture. It consists of nearly 1000 different islands, each with its own traditions and unique language. Read More
  • Timor-Leste

    Timor Leste boasts great natural beauty however the people, with their warm welcoming nature and natural generosity, are the most precious thing about Timor-Leste. Read More
  • Australia

    Australia is well known for its beautiful natural wonders, wide open spaces, deserts and beaches. It is also one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries and has some wonderful cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Australia is a wonderfully diverse nation of migrants and people come from all over the world to make Australia their home. Read More
  • Samoa

    Samoa is one of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. There are only 190,400 people that inhabit Upolu and Savai’i, the two islands that make up Samoa, a predominantly Christian country. Read More
  • Cambodia

    Cambodia, a predominantly Buddhist country, is home to the magnificent Angkor Wat however the real treasure of Cambodia is the Khmer people. Read More
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The Cagliero Project

Watch this short video of our volunteers at work.

  • Immersions
  • Salesians


The Cagliero Project offers an annual short-term Immersion experience. The focus is to learn about another culture and gain an understanding about developing countries.

Immersion 2020

The 2020 immersion will travel to Samoa in the beautiful south pacific. The immersion gives you and opportunity to learn about the Samoan culture and to participate in local life.

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Don Bosco

St. John Bosco, affectionately known as Don Bosco, is the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Don Bosco spent his life working for disadvantaged young people.

John Cagliero

The Cagliero Project is named after John Cagliero, the first missionary sent by Don Bosco to Patagonia in 1875.

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