This is your opportunity to join thousands of intrepid Australian volunteers and take a lifetime’s worth of experience where it’s needed most.
The Australian Government is seeking skilled Australians to volunteer overseas in 2016, through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. 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.
Volunteering through the AVID program provides you with the opportunity to:
AVID assignments are open to people aged 18 – 80+, available in a variety of sectors, range from one to 18 months in duration and can be undertaken in 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Through the AVID program you will have access to hundreds of assignments which are open for application each year.
As this program is funded by Australian Government, you do not pay to participate. Flights, medicals, insurances, visas, living and accommodation allowances are all provided to volunteers.
“You may be like us and discover you gain more than you give. Every day is interesting, but that makes it a joy for me to be here.” Australian volunteer Gordon Muir volunteered in Tonga.
Volunteer assignments are advertised on the 1st of each month, with applications closing on the 21st of each month. Take a look at all assignments now online.
If you’re based in Hobart, Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney head along to an Information Session on the 16th or 17th of February – register today!
You can also visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade AVID website to learn more about the AVID program.