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The Rotary Youth Exchange Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for young people to immerse themselves in another culture, make lifelong friends and develop a deeper understanding of our world and global community.

Embark on this life-changing journey and help transform the lives of others through this inspiring and rewarding experience.

As a Rotary International Project Partner, ShelterBox Australia is thrilled to be involved with this amazing program. We’ve provided disaster relief aid for people affected by disasters in countries all over the world and our experiences have made us appreciate the benefits of discovering and understanding other cultures.


Involvement in this program will enable participants to discover more about ShelterBox and the culture that they visit, develop life skills, support a Global Rotary Club project and make a real difference to communities across the globe that have lost everything.

Successful applicants will receive a T-shirt, a limited edition ShelterBox Youth Exchange Pin Badge, a certificate to acknowledge their achievements and a lifetime of unforgettable memories.

The initiative requires two simple steps to successfully complete the challenge:

Spread the word:
Get involved and spread the word by giving a presentation to your host Rotary Club, a school, organisation or a group such as Scouts. To help people around the world, ShelterBox need to make people aware of who we are, what we do and why our work is not only important, but also necessary.

Fund a box:
Fundraise for ShelterBox with every donation of $1000 allowing ShelterBox to deliver emergency shelter and other life saving equipment to families that have lost everything. Every donation we receive, large and small, will be invaluable to affected families.


By supporting ShelterBox as part of the exchange program, you will be helping us provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families around the globe that have been affected by disasters. As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you will have many tools to inspire your host community and create awareness for this project.

All donations that we receive through this project will be allocated to the 'Rotary Youth Exchange ShelterBox Challenge’.  With each contribution allocated to an individually numbered box, all funds donated can be tracked and traced to discover how each donation is helping a family, who otherwise, may have had nothing.

ShelterBox would like to thank everyone for taking part in this amazing initiative that is of benefit to Rotary International, ShelterBox, Young People and families affected by disasters.

Click on the link below to download all the information in a pdf document.

You can download our A to Z of fundraising ideas to help you on your way - just click here!

You will soon be able to access other useful materials from the multi-lingual resources section of our website.

After you’ve raised your funds, you can pay in your donation to ShelterBox in your host country - see list on
homepage of to find the contact details of the different ShelterBox affiliates in the world.

Or if you prefer you can pay it in via
the donations page of our website.