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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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  • 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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  • Early Career Opportunities

    Are you a recent graduate or early career professional looking to gain international experience and make a positive difference in a developing country? Learn more about Early Career Opportunities through the AVID program, and see how you could begin your volunteer assignment in February 2016.

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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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    Young South Australians to volunteer in Vanuatu through innovative local partnershipNine young South Australians will embark on the adventure of a lifetime this month when they travel to Vanuatu for a five-week volunteer assignment working with local communities.

  • Riding towards a sustainable future


    Grace with the staff at Community Translation Organization, receiving bikes donated by Bikes 4 Life to use for the Community Tours Cambodia social enterprise project.

    A Cambodian organisation which empowers Siem Reap communities through education and training has set up a new social enterprise with the help of an Australian volunteer.

    In 2014 Grace Hermocilla volunteered at Community Translation Organization (CTO), a local non-government organisation which promotes economic development and community empowerment through projects such as water canal construction, agricultural education, natural resource management, and coaching in business skills.

    Grace says the most rewarding part of her volunteer assignment was seeing the successful establishment of the eco-bike tour enterprise, Community Tours Cambodia, which offers tourists a chance to experience the food, history, culture, landscapes and people of Cambodia in an environmentally friendly way. The enterprise is a self-funding scheme, with all profits reinvested into CTO projects that help Cambodia's rural

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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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    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.

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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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