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2016 North Pacific meeting in pictures

2016 North Pacific meeting in pictures

Thursday, June 30, 2016

On the 15th and 16t of June AVID Volunteers from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia came together to share their successes, challenges and insights during a two day In Country Meeting  in Kosrae. The Ambassador to Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser generously shared his time and provided an invaluable update on DFAT’s priorities and programs in the North Pacific.

5 reasons why conservation in Sumatra is vital

5 reasons why conservation in Sumatra is vital

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Australian volunteer Rachel Fletcher is passionate about conservation. She is about to return to Sumatra for her second volunteer assignment with the Sumatra Rainforest Institute (SRI). Here she shares some facts about conservation in the region.

AVID Forum 2016 in pictures

AVID Forum 2016 in pictures

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This past week Australian volunteers in Indonesia gathered for the annual AVID Forum; an important avenue for volunteers, host organisations and DFAT to discuss, learn and talk about the impact of long term international development.

To volunteer abroad you'll need to know the answer to this question

To volunteer abroad you'll need to know the answer to this question

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recruitment consultant Dr Ian McDonald writes about why volunteering overseas might be something you should consider doing. Having the right motivations is important – as is understanding and committing to your own motivations. That is so when the going gets tough, you can reflect on why you chose to do this in the first place and draw upon your reserves of resilience and commitment to see you through.

Australian volunteers work with the Nias Heritage Foundation to develop the Nias Island travel website

Australian volunteers work with the Nias Heritage Foundation to develop the Nias Island travel website

Friday, May 20, 2016

Bjorn and Shanti have helped build and launch a brand new Visit Nias Island website which aims to promote Nias Island’s beautiful and wonderful tourist opportunities. It is the first tourism website that covers the whole island and we are excited to share Bjorn’s, Shanti’s and their local partners work.

Reviewing HRAFF: The Stanford Prison Experiment

Reviewing HRAFF: The Stanford Prison Experiment

Friday, May 20, 2016

What happens when a university psychology study goes horribly wrong?

This is the angle The Stanford Prison Experiment - a feature length film by up and coming young American director, Kyle Patrick Alvarez – explores. It shows the darkest depths of human psychology and what we are capable of becoming in the “right” environment.

The Faces of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Faces of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In a stunning look through the lens of photographer Harjono Djoyobisono, we have a look at some of the faces and images of Yogyakarta. 

National Volunteer Week – time to Give Happy, Live Happy

National Volunteer Week – time to Give Happy, Live Happy

Thursday, April 28, 2016

National Volunteer Week (May 9 – 15) celebrates volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, highlighting the role of volunteers in our community and thanking the more than 6 million Australians who volunteer. This year’s theme, "Give Happy, Live Happy", celebrates and explores the research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

Win tickets to the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival 2016!

Win tickets to the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival 2016!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

We are once again proud community partners to this year's Human Rights and Arts Film Festival and are lucky to have some great tickets for our supports. Click below to enter to win double passes to a screening in your city.

Hands-on development experience in Cambodia

Hands-on development experience in Cambodia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Are you looking for a career change, want to take a unique working holiday, or gain some hands-on development experience?

Our friends at Agile Development Group will be running a Design in Development bootcamp in Cambodia from July 2-16.

Mary Waterford receives Member of the Order of Australia in Timor-Leste

Mary Waterford receives Member of the Order of Australia in Timor-Leste

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presented Australian volunteer Mary Waterford with her Member of the Order Australia insignia during his recent State Visit to Timor-Leste.

5 things you didn't know about Occupational Therapy

5 things you didn't know about Occupational Therapy

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Occupational therapy is just one of the many fantastic assignments you can apply for when volunteering. Throughout the Asia Pacific region, there are many host organisations looking for qualified occupational therapists to work with and build capacity with local workers and communities.

But did you know these 5 interesting aspects about occupational therapy? 

An incredible opportunity to work in Uganda

An incredible opportunity to work in Uganda

Friday, February 26, 2016

AVI is currently working with School for Life to recruit an Accountant to help develop better financial processes and controls for the organisation in Uganda.

Responding to Cyclone Winston

Responding to Cyclone Winston

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Our thoughts are with everyone in Fiji as the full extent of damage from Tropical Cyclone Winston is assessed. The Category 5 storm has had a significant humanitarian impact

 

PNG's thriving historical heritage

PNG's thriving historical heritage

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

For two weeks in December, 2015, I had the opportunity to spend time working in Papua New Guinea at the AVI office located in Kokopo, East New Britain. The experience was professionally valuable for my role as a recruitment consultant, and personally enriching as it offered a unique insight to the natural beauty of PNG.

AVI board member and Australian volunteer honoured with award

AVI board member and Australian volunteer honoured with award

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Join us in congratulating AVI board member Jenny McGregor and current Australian volunteer Mary Waterford on their Australia Day honours!

Balancing the books in Papua New Guinea

Balancing the books in Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Living on Island with an active volcano might be not be your idea of fun, but for Australian volunteer Maree Schleibs who currently lives in Kokopo in Papua New Guinea, it is all part of the adventure.

Join us and countless others in supporting the Campaign for Australian Aid

Join us and countless others in supporting the Campaign for Australian Aid

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Australian Volunteers International invites you to join us and countless other development organisations, businesses and individuals in supporting the Campaign for Australian Aid.

You can participate by signing up for the campaign or take part in upcoming events. You can also visit the official campaign website to find ways in which you can help support the campaign.