Pre-departure briefing

This workshop is an important step for all volunteers before beginning their in-country assignment.

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Pre-departure briefings (PDB) are workshops that cover a range of topics relevant to program participants. The standard pre-departure briefing is a face-to-face three-day briefing in Melbourne and costs, such as flights or accommodation, are covered for those outside of metropolitan Melbourne. Other PDB formats may apply depending on the duration of the in-country assignment.

It is a requirement that all program participants attend the relevant pre-departure briefing. Failure to attend mandatory briefing sessions, or participate fully in the activities, may result in your assignment being delayed or cancelled.

Upcoming dates for PDBs are:

  • 22 - 24 May 2024
  • 26 - 28 June 2024
  • 7 - 9 August 2024
  • 18 - 20 September 2024
  • 30 October - 1 November 2024
  • 11 - 13 December 2024

More details about the pre-departure briefing are available in the Australian Volunteers Portal at the onboarding stage.

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