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Friends of AVI


Live. Connect. Learn

Every year hundreds of Australian Volunteers make significant contributions to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods in developing communities around the globe.

In the last 12 months Australian Volunteers International has placed more than 400 skilled professionals across more than 30 countries to help address skills shortages in a diverse range of sectors, including health, education, trades, engineering, human resources, community development, finance, management and administration, legal and IT, environmental and communications.

To showcase the inspirational work of these volunteers, Australian Volunteers International is delighted to be launching our new Friends of AVI program.

This new AVI initiative will connect friends, networks and communities who are interested in living in a world actively promoting global citizenship; and creating a learning environment that contributes to discussions on global issues, sustainable development and international volunteering.

The Friends of AVI program will host a range of events and networking opportunities in every state of Australia, providing an avenue for Friends to engage with the activities of AVI and our many associated partners and networks.

By signing up to become a Friend of AVI you can hear about our volunteers’ life-changing work, the impact volunteering can have on sustainable development outcomes for local communities and how you can create awareness about global issues through public dialogue and debate.

Become a Friend of AVI now
Click here to become a Friend of AVI.

Benefits of becoming a Friend of AVI

  • Exclusive member-only events

Friends of AVI membership provides you with invitations to AVI events, including our Annual General Meeting, Annual International Development Forum, and access to a range of networking events.

  • All the latest news

You’ll receive our bi-annual AV Magazine, which will give you the inside scoop on everything happening in and around AVI.

You will also be kept up to date on the very latest goings on through our monthly AVI Plus e-newsletter, as well as our quarterly Friends of AVI e-newsletter.

  • A great range of discounts

Intrepid Travel – 7% discount

Intrepid Travel is a Melbourne-based travel agency that aims to create unique, interactive travel experiences, providing fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities.

Intrepid Travel offers Friends of AVI a 7% discount on trips and a 3% donation back to AVI.

New Internationalist - free subscription

New Internationalist is a monthly magazine reporting on issues of world poverty and inequality. It aims to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless, and to debate and campaign for the changes necessary.

Friends of AVI can receive a three-month free subscription to New Internationalist.

Lonely Planet – discount on any titles

Lonely Planet is the world’s largest travel guide publisher in the world. Lonely Planet guides are designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

Friends of AVI are entitled to receive a 35% discount on any titles ordered online.

Become a Friend of AVI now

Click here to become a Friend of AVI.


For more information about Friends of AVI please email or contact our toll free number (within Australia) 1800 331 292 or +613 9279 1788.