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Australian Volunteers for International Development: Volunteers at a glance 2014-15

7 August 2015

Total number of volunteers: 1906

Average age of Australian volunteers: 41

5 most common areas of volunteer expertise:

Average length of assignment: 10 months

Where they went:

92 per cent of volunteers during the year were in the Indo-Pacific2

Countries which received the most volunteers: Indonesia, Cambodia, Fiji, Vietnam, Philippines

Common areas of volunteer expertise:

Total expenditure on AVID (A$): $56.6 million

Number of host organisations: 1222

 

1.   Data presented is for new volunteers mobilised in the financial year.

2.   Indo Pacific is defined as Asia, PNG, Pacific and eastern seaboard African countries (Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania).

3.   Americas countries: Belize, Dominican Republic, Peru and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Last Updated: 3 February 2015

Category: People-to-people

Topic: Volunteering