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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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  • Why volunteer with AVID?

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    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?

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    We mobilise volunteers to 14 countries across 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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  • Be inspired by volunteers in Indonesia

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    Discover what it is like to volunteer in Indonesia and be inspired by Australian volunteers Will and Julia featured in these great videos!

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  • Register your interest

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    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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  • Information sessions

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    Attending an AVID information session gives you the opportunity to hear from returned volunteers and AVID program staff, and have your questions answered. Register to attend today!

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  • Volunteer in Bhutan

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    Scope Global is now offering AVID assignments in Bhutan.

    The AVID Program in Bhutan works in partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan in the agriculture, health and education sectors.

    In the health sector, volunteers focus on improving access to good quality health services, and in the education sector, the focus is on making high-quality education accessible to children with special needs.

    Find out more about the AVID program in Bhutan by visiting the Bhutan country page. 

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