The hybrid volunteering journey

From applying for a role to what each phase of your assignment will entail. Learn more about the hybrid volunteering journey.

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The application process

Understand the process for applying for a hybrid volunteering role including eligibility and what is required to submit an application


Program volunteers must be Australian citizens or holders of a Permanent Residency Visa of Australia, or New Zealand residents in Australia with a Special Category Visa (SCV).

Hybrid volunteers must not be living in a country where the program operates while not in their in-country phase. This is due to insurance provisions made for in-country volunteers in those countries, which cannot be extended to remote phases of the assignment.

When applying for a hybrid assignment, ensure that the length of each phase aligns with your availability. The length of time for the in-country and remote phases have been determined by the partner organisation to meet their requirements.

Do your research

Familiarise yourself with the position description for the assignment you're interested in and get acquainted with the partner organisation and the work they do.

Research the country and local area, considering the climate and culture and other factors that may impact your experience living in the region as a volunteer. Our country pages (LINK) provide a starting point.

Gather the information you need for your application

You will need:

  • A copy of your current passport (with six blank pages)
  • Your resume
  • Qualification details
  • Details of dependants (partners or children) who may join you on assignment (for assignments where approved dependants are permitted)


  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ for the assignment you are interested in. If you have an account, log in. If you don't have an account, create one to continue to apply.
  • Add your details and documents.
  • Apply before the close date.

Volunteering with partners and children

You can apply for your partner and children to accompany you on a limited number of assignments.

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Reimbursements and regular allowances

Your in-country and remote phases will have different allowances. Learn more about allowances for each phase via the support page.

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