Australian organisations play an important role, supporting the development objectives of overseas partners and promoting the value of international volunteering.
Your organisation can partner for international development
Australian organisations partner with community, government and not-for-profit organisations in the Indo-Pacific region, working across a range of sectors to support sustainable development.
The Australian Volunteers Program facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships between Australian and overseas organisations that can include:
- Collaborating with overseas partners to develop volunteer assignments
- Establishing mentoring relationships between your staff, our volunteers and overseas partners
- Supporting the recruitment of volunteers through assignment promotion and referral
- Promoting the value of volunteering to your networks
- Contributing financially or in kind, where appropriate
Why you should partner with us
Through the Australian Volunteers Program, your organisation can:
- Contribute to sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific region
- Develop existing networks and forge new partnerships with organisations overseas
- Strengthen your organisation's reach and recognition in the Indo-Pacific region
- Develop staff flexibility, strategic thinking, resourcefulness and cross-cultural skills by encouraging them to become international volunteers
- Develop shared-value projects that offer mutual benefits to your organisation and overseas partners.
Who are our Australian partners?
We partner with more than 85 Australian organisations including civil society organisations, education and training institutions, the private sector, professional associations and peak bodies, and UN and multilateral organisations including:
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACAIR)
- Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP)
- Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
- The Crawford Fund and Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID)
- Engineers without Borders Australia (EWB)
- Health Security Corp
- Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
What are our priority areas?
The Australian Volunteers Program has identified priority areas for partnership, which are based on a sectoral approach and determined by DFAT's strategic objectives. Currently, these areas are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic which focuses on strengthening health security, maintaining regional stability and stimulating economic recovery.
Our priorities include:
- Food security
- Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
- Gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI)