Learning and development

The Australian Volunteers Program supports professional and personal development.

Preparing to start

The Australian Volunteers Program assists volunteers with getting ready to start their assignment. Along with interactive online learning modules, volunteers participate in a pre-assignment briefing where they have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers and gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for going on assignment.

Volunteers also participate in an in-country orientation program, which is face-to-face for in-country volunteers and online for remote volunteers, and have the opportunity to conduct some basic language training.

To learn more, check out the before you start section of the volunteer journey and have a look through the Australian Volunteers Guidebook.

On assignment

Online learning modules are available to further develop volunteers' skills throughout their assignments.