Diversity and inclusion
Learn more about our commitment to inclusion and what support is available.
The Australian Volunteers Program is committed to ensuring that volunteers and partners can safely and equitably participate in the program, regardless of their identity.
Discover what that commitment means for volunteers and our partners, as well as what support is available.
We are committed to ensuring that all elements of the program are accessible and inclusive.
We are committed to systematically working to promote and protect gender equality and women’s rights in all aspects of the program.
We provide a flexible and culturally safe way for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in international volunteering.
We are committed to fostering a safe and equitable environment where people who identify as LGBTIQA+ are supported to fully participate as volunteers, staff and partners and have equal access to contribute to positive development outcomes.
Statements of intent
The Australian Volunteers Program is committed to diversity and inclusion. As part of this commitment, we've developed the following Statements of Intent that outline our vision for:
- fostering a safe and equitable environment for people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. Download here.
- ensuring gender equality and women's empowerment across the program. Download here.
- valuing and promoting full participation of people with disabilities as volunteers, staff and partners. Download here.
These Statements of Intent are supported by a broader program of activities to produce real and tangible results.