About the Australian Volunteers Program

Volunteers contribute to the capacity of host organisations, develop people-to-people links and generate goodwill for domestic and foreign public diplomacy.

Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation of AVID, March 2014

The Australian Volunteers Program supports organisations in developing countries by matching them with skilled Australians. The program uses international volunteering as a people-centered approach to capacity development. Our volunteers help our partner organisations deliver on their own development objectives.

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Last Updated: 27 February 2019
Australian volunteer, David Darlington, discussing nature parks planning with his colleague in Thimphu, Bhutan
Australian volunteer, David Darlington, discussing nature parks planning with his colleague in Thimphu, Bhutan. Credit: Australian Red Cross/Mareike Guensche