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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?


    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 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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  • Mentor with LEAP


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

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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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  • Information sessions


    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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  • 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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