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.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
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.
Do 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.
Discover 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.
Do you have up to three years experience? View assignments relevant to your level of experience.