Every second month, we advertise a new group of Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) assignments.

We recommend signing up to our monthly job alert so you're the first to hear of new opportunities.

New AVID assignments will be published on:

4 May until 1 June, 2015 - assignments start October and November 2015.
3 August to 31 August, 2015 - assignments start January and February 2016.

Budget update

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has been allocated an estimated budget of $39.6 million for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program in 2015-16. This is a reduction from funding in 2014-15.

It is our first priority to ensure that volunteers currently in the field are able to complete their assignments. We are also committed to deploying volunteers who have been selected for assignments in 2014-15.

DFAT is also exploring how the reduction may affect the number of new volunteers who are able to be deployed in 2015-16. 

We will provide further updates as they become available.


Agriculture, environment and natural resources

Farming, veterinarian work, forestry, food technology, sustainability and conservation

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Community and social development

Social work, fundraising, peace building, corporate social responsibility and gender work

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Special education, social work, speech therapy and counselling

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Education and library

Primary, secondary and tertiary teacher training, curriculum development, ESL and EFL teacher training

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Engineering, architecture and skilled trades

Electronics, carpentry and plumbing trades trainers, WASH, engineers and construction

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Finance, economics and governance

Accounting, developing business, organisation and finance work

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Fundraising and resource mobilisation

Finance, economics, health, education and Government in the fundraising and resource mobilisation sector

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Midwifery, nursing, health sector development and support

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Law and justice

Law, legal aid work, and developing justice and fairness in communities

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HR, management, IT and business

Human resources, business, and work in financial procedures and processes.

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Media, communications and arts

Media, film, communications, art and design

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Vocational education and training

Technical and vocational education and training specialists

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