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ZOE protects the identity and dignity of children and does not show trafficked children.

As you may already know, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program is all about challenging yourself, pushing your boundaries, and making a difference in your community. The Voluntary Service component is a significant part of the award where you will have the opportunity to give back, learn new skills, and contribute positively to the world around you.

Our team are here to support you every step of the way. We have experienced mentors, resources, and we’re available to reach out to whenever you need guidance, advice, or inspiration.


Organise a ZOE Speaker to visit your school, then follow up with a fundraiser.

Host a one day course, invite participants, organise venue/food and the details of the event.

Collect toiletries and clothing donations for DFFH and vulnerable children in foster care.

Plan an awareness campaign to bring education about child trafficking to your school or community group.



Topic: Understanding Child Trafficking

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Child Trafficking
Week 3: Stories of Survival
Week 4-5: The Heart of ZOE
Week 6: Frequently Asked Questions
Week 7: Smart Choices for Responsible Living
Week 8: Ordinary People Making a Difference
Week 9-13: Dedicated time to complete your Service Project


Week 1 to 8 will combine a time of learning and planning for your service project. In weeks 9-13 you’ll have 1 hour per week to complete your goal.

A project template will be provided to help you know how to start planning for your project.

Step 1: Decide to do your voluntary service project with ZOE Australia
Step 2: Get the Parental Consent and Disclaimer Form signed
Step 3: Get Started!

If you are interested in volunteering with ZOE Australia, you can reach out to us via email at


How are survivors protected in the course materials?

At ZOE, our heart is always to protect the identity and dignity of children. Therefore, we do not share stories, photos, or anything that might reveal a child’s identity or bring them shame.

Is the content graphic?

ZOE has been working with students and young people, sharing in educational settings since 2010. ZOE does not share graphic stories from our work in fighting child trafficking.

How is content presented in the program?

Within the learning component, we unpack a range of information and issues related to child trafficking, modern slavery and child exploitation. Students will watch stories of survival; some of these are taken from modified, de-identified real cases from our child rescue team in Thailand.  Students will also read information, watch guided presentations and FAQ videos. Students will have the opportunity to answer and respond to various sections.

We are thrilled that you are considering volunteering with ZOE Australia.

You can apply now by sending us an email to

Please note: Though you can apply to volunteer with ZOE Australia, ZOE Australia is not an official 'activity provider' for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Our team is currently working with Duke of Edinburgh to become a registered 'activity provider.'