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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 backgrounds, from midwives and social workers to accountants and communications specialists. What they all have in common is their training, professionalism and commitment. Find out what skills we need.

New volunteer assignments will be online from 12 January 2015.

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 volunteer stories from the field
Read UNPACKED digital magazine: Issue #4


Photos: Tiet Ho, Mareike Guensche, Louise Cooper (Australian Red Cross)

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