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Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)


Training Teacher Phoebe, Australian volunteers Susan and Terence Metcalfe, Teacher Vitalina (standing) with students at Lautoka School for Special Education.


Volunteer overseas through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

  • As an Australian volunteer, you’ll live and work with local professionals from a developing community in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Assignments are generally 12 - 18 months in duration and mentoring and training is a feature of every assignment
  • Experiencing a new culture and working hard to support the community is what you'll do together with your 'host organisation'
  • Although it's called volunteering, you'll be supported with return airfares, accommodation, visas, insurance, a modest living allowance and extensive briefing and orientation
  • Your efforts contribute to Australia's overseas aid objectives
  • You can view current volunteer assignments managed by Australian Volunteers International (AVI) on this website
  • AVI is one of two delivery partners of the AVID program, we encourage you to read more about the AVID program and see all of the assignments available at www.dfat.gov.au/australianvolunteers  

Photo (L-R) Training Teacher Phoebe, Australian volunteers Susan and Terence Metcalfe, Teacher Vitalina (standing) with students at Lautoka School for Special Education.


The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative. Volunteer assignments on this website are managed by Australian Volunteers International, a delivery partner for the AVID program.