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Welcome to AVID

The Australian Volunteers for International Development Program

Fantastic opportunities to volunteer abroad! The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)Program provides skilled young Australians the opportunity to volunteer overseas in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. The AVID international volunteer program is an Australian Government initiative supporting the Millennium Development Goals. Our volunteer work is committed to achieving sustainable development through capacity building, skills exchange and institutional strengthening.

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  • "I have been fortunate to work with a talented bunch of people in the NEDA family who helped me understand the way things were done."
    In this picture: David Cao, Transport Planning Officer.
    National Economic & Development Authority Regional Office, Philipines.
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  • "It seems that despite my attempts to prepare myself for life in Vietnam prior to arrival, in reality, it is actually Vietnam that is preparing me for life after I depart."
    In this picture: Christopher Button, Climate Changes Support Officer.
    Centre for rural development,Central Vietnam.
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  • "I want to create an awareness of disability and of the rights of those living with disability in Tonga."
    In this picture: Sky Fosbrooke, Paediatric Rehabilitaton Trainer.
    Mango Tree Centre, Tonga.
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  • Information Session Webinar

    With new volunteer assignments online from the 1st of September, attending an Information Session Webinar is your chance to find out more about the program and have your questions answered before you apply.

    The 45 minute webinar will focus on 'Early Career Development Opportunities', however, the content will still be useful for anyone interested in finding out about the AVID program.

    Registration essential – register today.


  • Latest news from DFAT

    The AVID program remains a central and valued part of Australia’s aid program. This financial year we expect to have around 1400 volunteers working overseas.

    The Department has been working closely with AVID partners and DFAT posts on revisions to the program.

    The AVID program will have a greater focus on the Indo-Pacific region, with anticipated volunteering opportunities in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Indonesia, Laos, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

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  • Register your interest


    Stay up to date with the latest Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) news and opportunities by signing up to the registered interest list. You can create assignment alerts relevant to your skills and regions of interest, and be in the know about the latest events.

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  • Why volunteer with AVID?


    The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative. The program offers a range of opportunities for the Australian community to share skills and foster linkages with people and organisations in developing countries to make a difference as part of Australia's overseas aid program. So why should you volunteer with the AVID Program?

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  • Where can you go?


    We mobilise volunteers to over 20 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.  Explore each country, views tips from the in country management team and be inspired with stories from in country volunteers.

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  • Looking for AYAD?

    Looking for the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program website or info?! You're in the right place! As of July 1, 2014, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program was retired, to make a single Australian Government volunteering program, Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID). Through the AVID program you will have access to more than 700 assignments which are open for application each year. To make it easier for applicants who are at an earlier stage in their career, we've listed assignments with up to 3 years experience on a special page called Early Career Opportunities.

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    Download an Info Pack

    info-PackDo you want to get a quick and easy understanding of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program? Find out the basics with this handy Information Pack.

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    Connect Magazine

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    Meet the AVIDs

    meeTheAyadsDiscover what our Australian Volunteers for International Development are up to with Meet the AVID profiles. You'll discover a bit about what the've done in the past and what they hope to achieve.

    Meet them

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    Early Career Opportunities

    hostvolunter-moduleDo you have up to three years experience? View assignments relevant to your level of experience.


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