International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2017

5 December 2017

On International Volunteer Day, 5 December, we thank all our international volunteers – past and present – for their selfless contribution to Australia's aid program.

This year's theme "Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere", is a reflection of how volunteers around the world are responding in times of crisis and supporting longer-term social and economic development.

To recognise this day, host organisations in our partner countries commended and thanked our Australian volunteers. See what they had to say in the video below.


Video: Thank you Australian Volunteers!

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Last Updated: 5 December 2017
Christine Masiu (R), Advisor Division of Community Development, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea with AVI volunteer Program Coordinator - Disability Kristen Tinkler (L). Credit: Harjono Djoyobisono / AVI