Since 2004, the St Vincent de Paul Society has run an annual Immersion Program to the remote Indigenous community of Nganmarriyanga (Palumpa), in the far north-west of the Northern Territory. It is an intensive two-week immersion experience that gives St Vincent de Paul volunteers the opportunity to experience what it is like to live in a remote community, and gain a better understanding of what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today.

A group of St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers will visit the community next year, from 7-22 April 2018.  While visiting the community, the group will spend some time in the local school and run activities for young people during the Easter school holidays.

We invite all those interested in learning and experiencing Aboriginal culture in the context of Vincentian spirituality to read the application brochure and consider applying. Please note that applications are open to current St Vincent de Paul Society members and volunteers aged 18-79.

For more information, download the program flyer Here
How to Apply:

If you would like to be a part of this program and are willing to share yourself and learn from our Indigenous brothers and sisters, please download the attached application form below. Applications are welcome from all current St Vincent De Paul Society members anywhere in Australia aged 18-79 years. Applicants must be willing to contribute to the running of the activities in the community, live simply for the duration of the program and work as a team!


Download the forms below!