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Information sessions

We're going to the burbs' of Australia to meet enthusiastic, adventure-loving people who dare to seek life and career experiences outside the ordinary. 

Meet us and be informed on how you can (as a single, couple or family) share your skills in Asia, the Pacific or Africa, and be financially supported as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government initiative.

Discover your options to volunteer overseas. RSVP to an Information Session below, read more about volunteering overseas here or sign up to recieve our monthly volunteer job alerts.

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FITZROY, Melbourne
Tues 26 August
6.30pm - 7.30pm, Australian Volunteers International, 88 Kerr Street, Fitzroy

BRADDON, Canberra
Wed 27 August
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Gorman Arts Centre, Bogong Theatre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon

BULIMBA, Brisbane
Thurs 28 August
6.30pm - 7.30pm
St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mahoeno Room, 171 Oxford Street, Bulimba

Wed 3 Sept
6.30pm – 7.30pm
Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

Thurs 4 Sept
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Newcastle Museum, McIntyre Theatrette, 6 Workshop Way

Thurs 4 Sept
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Photo > Grant Sim (front left) lived with his wife in Moshi, Tanzania for two years, at a town at the base of world famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Grant's assignment was with the Forest Industries Training Institute, developing the woodworking and furniture making training programs with staff, as well as sharing business skills and knowledge of the industry of forestry itself. This image is a great reflection of Grant's day-to-day work as a mentor with his colleagues (right). Photo by Matthew Willman, 2013.

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