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Volunteer overseas

Photo: Australian Red Cross/Conor Ashleigh

You can volunteer with Red Cross in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of professions, from health and horticulture to accounting and social work. What they all have in common is their training, professionalism and commitment. Find out what skills we need.

New assignments will be online in April 2015.

Volunteering in the Pacific - Tropical Cyclone Pam

Why volunteer abroad?
It's an experience that will challenge you - both personally and professionally - but the rewards are immense: the satisfaction of seeing local organisations improve lives with your support; enriching your career with new skills; making great friends in far off places; and finding out what it's like to live in a totally different culture, just to name a few.

How we support you
Living allowances, airfares, insurance, training, health and in-country support.
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The Australian Volunteers for International Development program is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens with a Special Conditions Visa.

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Watch video: The realities of volunteering
Read volunteer stories from the field
Read UNPACKED digital magazine: Issue #5


Photos: Bart Verweij, Cheryl Gagalac, Conor Ashleigh (Australian Red Cross)

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