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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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  • Disability Initiative Grant Funding Project


    Scope Global is delivering a Disability Initiative Grant Funding Project in disability inclusive development through the AVID program, supporting DFAT’s own efforts to implement the Development for All 2015-2020 strategy. Scope Global is keen to capture Australian volunteer achievements in this area and to begin to document and promote disability initiatives and activities in the AVID program.

    Applications will close 19th February 2016.

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    For more information, please register for the Disability Initiative Grant webinar which will take place on Monday 8th February 2016 and will be hosted by our Disability Development Officer, Alexandra Kay. Two sessions will be available at 11.30am and 3.00pm Adelaide time.

    Register today

  • Volunteer in Bhutan


    Scope Global is now offering AVID assignments in Bhutan.

    The AVID Program in Bhutan works in partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan in the agriculture, health and education sectors.

    In the health sector, volunteers focus on improving access to good quality health services, and in the education sector, the focus is on making high-quality education accessible to children with special needs.

    Find out more about the AVID program in Bhutan by visiting the Bhutan country page. 

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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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  • 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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    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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