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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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  • Innovation Generation

    Impact Through AVID Scope Global competition

    Scope Global is seeking entries demonstrating innovative impact and change in the community from AVIDs engaged in partnership with their Host Organisations, or in activities they’ve developed separately in the community while in country.

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  • Information about the AVID program in 2015-16

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has been allocated an estimated budget of $39.6 million for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program in 2015-16. This is a reduction from funding in 2014-15.

    The AVID program will continue to send volunteers overseas. DFAT is exploring how this may affect the number of new volunteers to be deployed in 2015-16. To manage this impact, DFAT has instructed the AVID implementing partners (Scope Global, Australian Volunteers International and the Australian Red Cross) to delay the recruitment and selection of new volunteers, at this point in time.

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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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  • 300+ app mobile downloads!

    Looking for your perfect volunteer assignment? The new AVID mobile app, designed by Scope Global, can help! Browse through volunteer assignments that suit your skills and experience each month, and be the first to hear about new opportunities and receive hints and tips from our volunteer assignments team.

    Download now on the Apple App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

    Check our quick tutorial to better understand all the features of the AVID mobile app!

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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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Learn more about AVID

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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.

    Download info 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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