The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian Government-funded initiative that supports global volunteering. We support partner organisations operating across 26 countries to achieve locally-led change and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The program fosters strong, mutual relationships between Australia and people and communities across the Indo-Pacific to contribute to achieving equitable development outcomes.
We aim to:
Support partner organisations to progress their development objectives
Increase key stakeholders’ appreciation of the value of volunteering
Increase program participants’ cultural awareness and build stronger connections across countries
What we do
The Australian Volunteers Program supports global volunteering as a people-centred approach to capacity development. Our initiatives include:
Matching skilled Australians to volunteer with partner organisations through volunteer assignments, including a targeted initiative for Indigenous Australian volunteers
Supporting partner organisation through our small grants program, the Impact Fund
Exploring better ways to connect ideas and people through the Innovation Hub
Fostering connections between international partners and Australian organisations
Sharing learning and knowledge through training and networking, including our Global Webinar Series
Supporting past volunteers to stay connected
How we work
Our work is underpinned by a rigorous approach and we strive for best practice in everything we do.
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