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Volunteer overseas

Photo: Australian Red Cross/Conor Ashleigh

Volunteer opportunities are now open in Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.

From training search and rescue workers in the Philippines to developing social work resources in Mongolia to mentoring journalists in Timor-Leste; the opportunities to volunteer overseas are as diverse as the locations they are based in.

Need us to narrow it down? Learn more about the sectors we work in and how you can help:

Communications and marketing

Community development

Disaster management


HR, management and finance

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.
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 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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