PACE International

undefinedRun in partnership with AVI, the international arm of Macquarie University's Professional and Community Engagement Initiative (PACE) offers Macquarie University staff and students a unique opportunity to work and learn in partnership with communities overseas.

Participants apply classroom learning, theories and research to real-world situations and develop the capabilities to actively contribute to a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. PACE International embodies Macquarie University's new strategic direction and commitment to excellence in research, learning and teaching, and community engagement.

AVI has been crucial in applying a development approach to the projects and assisting with risk management, volunteer orientation and monitoring and evaluation. As part of the Partnership, AVI periodically recruits and supports Volunteer Team Leaders. These Volunteer Team Leaders oversee the health and wellbeing of the Macquarie participants and help ensure the successful delivery of the project objectives.

"If you're looking to combine your life skills with travel and supporting young people on a project in another country, I urge you to consider a Team Leader position with AVI. It's not without challenge but the rewards are many and you'll be part of a team that makes a difference in this world." Tony Allison, Team Leader in Malaysia. 

Find out more

  • Download the program factsheet
  • Read more about PACE on Macquarie University's website


If there are no positions currently advertised, general enquiries may be directed to Rachel Berman, AVI Project Coordinator on 03 9279 1807 or

For general information regarding the Macquarie University and AVI Partnership, please contact Treaisa Rowe, AVI Program Manager - Student Programs, on 03 9279 1745 or

For Macquarie University students wishing to seek more information please contact the PACE team at the university on 02 9850 9927 or


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