We believe international volunteering helps to create stronger, more effective development professionals, who are vital to the sector.
Our new research supports this: it finds that international volunteers gain three assets from their experience which support them to make sustained contributions to local and international development activities once their assignments have ended. Here are some key insights from the research:
Download a copy of Strengthening Australia's Development Sector: How returned volunteers contribute and build development capacity.
Read an evaluation of our work in Kenya and Uganda
Read a summary transcript of our recent debate about international volunteering
Download a copy of our previous research: International volunteering: an investment in development
Read stories from the field
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