Unconventional Volunteering, with the support of Unconventional Conventions, offers scholarships annually for Australian doctors to take volunteering placements in underdeveloped communities at overseas locations.
Scholarships are awarded based on experience and relevance of specialty to the area of need.
Scholarships generally include flights, accommodation, and meals.
At the conclusion of the scholarship program, recipients share their experiences with fellow Australian doctors at Unconventional Conventions conferences. This is a vital aspect of the program as it offers others the opportunity for delegates to ask questions and to encourage them to participate as well.