Australian Volunteers in Health

The Australian aid health program is working with partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region to strengthen their public health systems. 

The Australian Volunteers Program provides opportunities for skilled Australians to contribute to the Australian Government's aid program, using international volunteering as a people-centered approach to capacity development.

Returned Australian volunteer, Michael Nunan, won a Public Sector Innovation Award in 2018 for a data visualisation tool for improving health care in the Pacific Islands region. Michael attributes the genesis of the idea to his time spent volunteering in Solomon Islands as Chief Pharmacist

This is his story.

This volunteering assignment is part of the Australian Volunteer Program, an Australian Government initiative.

How to apply

More information, including applicant eligibility criteria can be found on the Australian Volunteers page.

Australian Health Security Corps

Building resilient communities across our region

Australians have a lot to offer when it comes to public health expertise. We can play a significant role in the global effort to reduce the risk of global infectious disease outbreaks.

Our partner organisations across the region are designing a selection of volunteer assignments that form part of the Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region. Collectively, these assignments form the Health Security Corps. Health Security Corps assignments aim to build the capacity of governments, research bodies and community groups working to improve public health outcomes.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security work closely with Health Security Corps volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills including technical laboratory work, field epidemiology, public communication and community education. 

More information can be found on the Australian Health Security Corps page.

Last Updated: 21 February 2019