Information Session

Come along to an information session and learn how you can become an Australian volunteer

We're hosting information sessions across Australia

Hundreds of Australians take up the challenge to live and work in developing countries every year. The Australian Volunteers Program matches a broad range of skilled Australians with partner organisations in the Indo-Pacific region.

Come to an information session and meet:

  • Australian Volunteers Program staff who will share insights into the application process and explain what support you receive as an Australian volunteer.
  • Returned Australian volunteers who will share their experience on the program and give you a glimpse of what life is like as a volunteer.
  • Other like-minded Australians interested in sharing their skills overseas.

We are visiting Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane in October 2019. We will visit Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, and Darwin in early 2020. 

 Register for a session below.  

Learn about the program

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Skills and experience

Learn about the range of opportunities available. Some volunteers are just beginning their careers, others have decades of experience.
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Timelines

The recruitment process occurs over several months. Learn about the application and mobilisation process.
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Questions

Interested in a specific assignment or country? Do some research and share your questions with program staff and returned volunteers.
Amy is on a 12 month assignment and has her husband Tim along with sons Sidney and Harry
Amy volunteered with the United Nations in Mongolia. Her husband Tim and two sons Sidney and Harry, moved with her to Ulaanbaatar.
Ian volunteer Agroforestry Trainer with his colleague Nemani from the Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation in Fiji. Photo credit D.James
Ian, volunteer Agroforestry Trainer, with his colleague Nemani from the Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation in Fiji.
Annamarie volunteers at HIAM Health as a Communications Mentor in Timor Leste. Shes pictured here with HIAMs Communication Officer Celelina
Annamarie volunteers at HIAM Health as a Communications Mentor in Timor Leste. She's pictured with HIAMs Communication Officer Celelina.
Douglas a Veterinary Clinician is volunteering with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Nepal. Hes pictured here with Senior Vet Pathology Technician Ram Raj.
Douglas, a Veterinary Clinician, is volunteering in Nepal. He's pictured here with Senior Vet Pathology Technician Ram Raj.