Becoming an Adventurer
Adventurers are volunteers from all walks of life, people just like you! Adventurers commit themselves to an arduous physical challenge and a significant fundraising target. Every year, around six Adventures are sanctioned and promoted by The Adventurers. In 2017, teams will venture to Iceland, Thailand, the East Kimberleys, Japan and Mount Kilimanjaro.
HOW IT WORKS
The Adventurers operates on a “user-pays” basis. A person who chooses to become an Adventurer funds their own adventure – this includes transportation costs (eg. airfares), accommodation, activities and all personal expenses.
This self-funding model is in place for several reasons:
- It ensures all funds raised go directly to the cause.
- Donors and benefactors can be confident that their contributions are going directly to the cause, and not your trip.
Adventures are coordinated primarily by the team captain, who in turn is assisted by our internal team to promote the adventure and any fundraising activities.
Travel and activities are also coordinated by the team captain – in conjunction with travel agencies and activity providers.
Once teams have committed to a fundraising target, they can determine whether to fundraise as individuals or in a group. To make fundraising easier, teams are encouraged to support a current research program at the Brain Tumour Research Laboratory (part of the Telethon Kids Institute). The Adventurers does its best to provide teams with fundraising ideas and contacts for assistance.
“Participating in adventure-based fundraising for research into childhood brain cancer has changed my life in many ways. It’s given me a greater sense of purpose, appreciation and perspective. Since taking the step to become an Adventurer, I’ve grown as a wife, mother, friend and citizen. Nothing beats that feeling of helping others and accomplishing the unimaginable!” – Narelle Antonio, Veteran Adventurer and Communications Manager at The Adventurers