Resources

Information about the program

Our strategy outlines our strategic direction, policy context, guiding principles and priorities.
Global Program Strategy 9.3 MB

A brochure providing an overview of the volunteer program
Australian Volunteers Program brochure 1.3 MB

A brochure providing an overview of how we partner with organisations for sustainable development
Partnerships brochure 1 MB

A report of our key achievements and outcomes for the 2019-2020 financial year
Australian Volunteers Program Annual Report 2019-20 11 MB

A report of our key achievements and outcomes for the 2018-2019 financial year
Australian Volunteers Program Annual Report 2018-19 16 MB

A brochure providing an overview of our Indigenous Pathways program
Indigenous Pathways brochure 3.9 MB

Information for volunteers

The definitive guide to volunteering with the Australian Volunteers Program
Australian Volunteers Guidebook 3.1 MB

A guide to remote volunteering for Indigenous volunteers
Indigenous Pathways: remote volunteering guide 4 MB

The personal competencies or 'soft skills' that we look for when recruiting volunteers
Personal competencies 618 KB

Advice and inclusions for heterosexual and LGBT+ couples thinking about volunteering overseas
Volunteering as a couple 202 KB

Advice and inclusions for families thinking about volunteering overseas
Volunteering as a family 3.8 MB

Support provided to volunteers while on assignment
Living and Accommodation allowances 234 KB

Policies

Australian Volunteers Program participants must comply with AVI's Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Policy 287 KB

Australian Volunteers Program participants must comply with AVI's Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy 400 KB

To lodge a complaint, please read through and comply with AVI's Complaints Policy.
Complaint Handling Policy 231 KB

After reading AVI's Complaints Handling Policy, download AVI's Complaint Form to make a complaint.
Complaint Form 34 KB

Research and Evaluations

The Australian Volunteers Program carries out a number of studies focused on different elements of the program. We produce short summaries of these studies to make them more accessible to a wider audience.

Approved Accompanying Dependents (AADs) on the Australian Volunteers Program
Approved Accompanying Dependents (AADs) study research summary 876 KB

How disability-inclusive is our program?
Disability and Inclusion research summary 126 KB

How can the Australian Volunteers Program strengthen its work towards gender equality outcomes?
Gender equality research summary 148 KB

A formative evaluation of the Australian Volunteers Program's thematic 'impact areas'
Impact Areas Formative research summary 151 KB

A review of our Indigenous Pathways framework
Indigenous Pathways summary 297 KB

How inclusive is the Australian Volunteers Program for LGBT+ persons?
LGBT+ persons research summary 124 KB

What's the long-term impact of volunteering on volunteers' lives? A longitudinal study of Australian volunteers - phase 0 summary
Longitudinal Study of Australian Volunteers Phase 0 research summary 148 KB

What's the long-term impact of volunteering on volunteers' lives? A longitudinal study of Australian volunteers - phase 1 summary
Longitudinal Study of Australian Volunteers Phase 1 research summary 97 KB

What do Australians think about international volunteering?
Perceptions of volunteering baseline research summary 133 KB

The Australian Volunteers Program is managed by AVI in a consortium with Cardno and the Whitelum Group.  All personnel, volunteer program participants and associates must comply with AVI's policies in the course of their work.