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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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  • Apply Now: PT&I grants for Australian volunteers

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    Do you have an idea for an initiative that would strengthen the private sector in the Pacific?

    Australians volunteering with AVID in the Pacific are eligible to apply for Pacific Investment Grants supported by Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PIT&I).

    Applications close 21 April 2017.

    Read more and apply

  • Mentor with LEAP

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    Draw on your experience and skills as a returned volunteer to mentor a young Australian who has experienced homelessness through the LEAP mentoring program

    Apply now

  • 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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