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Volunteer overseas

Volunteer opportunities are now open in Botswana, Bhutan, Laos, Philippines and Timor-Leste.

What you can do
We have volunteer jobs in Asia and Africa in communications and marketing; community development; education, finance, human resources and health.

You can work overseas with organisations that help people prepare for typhoons and floods, teach children with disabilities to realise their potential, promote sustainable farming, improve health and blood services, and much more.

Why volunteer abroad?
Whether it's making new friends in new places, trading a city traffic jam for a walk to work with beautiful views, or simply the feel-good factor that comes with helping people to live happier and healthier lives, volunteering overseas has so much to offer.

How we support you
Living allowances, airfares, insurance, training, health and in-country support.
Find out more

The Australian Volunteers for International Development program is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens with a Special Conditions Visa.

Find out more
Watch video: The realities of volunteering
Read UNPACKED digital magazine: Issue #4


Photos: Conor Ashleigh, Mareike Guensche (Australian Red Cross)

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