Partner with us

Supporting partner organisations from a diverse range of sectors across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa

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The power of partnerships

The Australian Volunteers Program is committed to developing strong, collaborative and sustainable partnerships with organisations across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to help them achieve their development objectives.

Our approach builds on decades of experience that shows that the most effective sustainable development is locally led and locally driven.

A partnership with the program offers more than volunteering, it is also an opportunity to connect to a network of organisations committed to locally led international development.

Contact the local team in your region or country to learn more about how an Australian volunteer can support your organisation.

Are you an Australian organisation? Learn more about how you can get involved.

Why partner with us

Organisations outside of Australia that partner with the Australian Volunteers Program are provided with skilled, well-prepared Australian volunteers who are committed to supporting those organisations to achieve their objectives. Australian volunteers work with our partners both in-country and remotely from home.

The program works collaboratively with partners to develop partnership plans, which map out a long-term plan to ensure volunteer contributions respond to identified needs and have a lasting impact on the organisation's capacity.

Partnering with the Australian Volunteers Program is also an opportunity to connect with a network of organisations committed to locally led international development. The program is constantly adapting and identify new ways to work with and support our international partners by offering:

In-country volunteers are provided with allowances to enable a modest local lifestyle and cover living costs and partner organisations with a remote volunteer receive an IT allowance of $AUD 200 to help cover the costs associated with working remotely with a volunteer, such as internet, technology equipment, international phone calls and/or online conferencing facilities.

Partner spotlight

Meet Chenda Net, Adi Salaseini Kavu and Sulastri Miharja: three incredible women doing incredible work in Cambodia, Fiji and Indonesia.

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How to become a partner organisation

The program selects partners based on our guiding principles and includes a range of factors, such as how the organisation’s objectives align with its country’s development priorities, the Australian Government’s aid program, the Sustainable Development Goals and our Global Program Strategy.

Find out more about the range of organisations and sectors we partner with in our program brochure.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact your local in-country team for more information.

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