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Welcome to AVID

The Australian Volunteers for International Development

Fantastic opportunities to volunteer abroad! The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program provides skilled young Australians the opportunity to volunteer overseas in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. The AVID program is an Australian Government initiative. Our volunteer work is committed to achieving sustainable development through capacity building, skills exchange and institutional strengthening.

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  • "I have been fortunate to work with a talented bunch of people in the NEDA family who helped me understand the way things were done."
    In this picture: David Cao, Transport Planning Officer.
    National Economic & Development Authority Regional Office, Philipines.
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  • Make a difference

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  • Make a difference Volunteer Overseas.
    In this picture Jonh Doe and friend at the Fantasy Island.
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  • "It seems that despite my attempts to prepare myself for life in Vietnam prior to arrival, in reality, it is actually Vietnam that is preparing me for life after I depart."
    In this picture: Christopher Button, Climate Changes Support Officer.
    Centre for rural development,Central Vietnam.
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  • "It was an eye-opening and humbling year, full of challenges, emotion and adventure."
    In this picture: Sue Lyn Lim, Business Development & Marketing Officer.
    Reef Check Foundation, Indonesia.

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  • "I want to create an awareness of disability and of the rights of those living with disability in Tonga."
    In this picture: Sky Fosbrooke, Paediatric Rehabilitaton Trainer.
    Mango Tree Centre, Tonga.
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  • "I know the exciting work I have contributed to will continue to develop better health outcomes for Bangladeshi children and the country as whole."
    In this picture: Jessica Bogard, Health and Nutrition Officer.
    WorldFish-Bangladesh, Bangladesh.
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  • Why volunteer with AVID?

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    The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, is an Australian Government initiative. The program offers a range of opportunities for the Australian community to share skills and foster linkages with people and organisations in developing countries: to make a difference as part of Australia's overseas aid program.So why should you volunteer with the AVID Program?

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  • Assignments open

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    Whether you're ready to apply or simply wish to browse what's available - each month there are new, exciting opportunities for you to volunteer overseas. Assignments open for applications on the 1st of each month, and close at 5.30pm, Canberra time, on the 21st of the same month.

     

     
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  • Info Sessions 2014

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    Info Sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Australian Volunteers for International Development Program. Panellists of returned volunteers and Austraining staff will be sharing their experiences and stories, as well as advice about applying and what to expect if successful.

    Register to attend an info session in September:

    Register

  • Register your interest

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    Stay up to date with the latest Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) news and opportunities by signing up to the registered interest list. You can create assignment alerts relevant to your skills and regions of interest, and be in the know about the latest events.

    Sign up to the AVID newsletter

  • Looking for AYAD?

    Looking for the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program website or info?! You're in the right place! As of July 1, 2014, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program was retired, to make a single Australian Government volunteering program, Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID). Through the AVID program you will have access to more than 700 assignments which are open for application each year. To make it easier for applicants who are at an earlier stage in their career, we've listed assignments with up to 3 years experience on a special page called Early Career Opportunities.

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  • Where can you go?

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    We mobilise volunteers to over 20 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.  Explore each country, views tips from the in country management team and be inspired with stories from in country volunteers.

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Learn more about AVID

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    Download an Info Pack

    info-PackDo you want to get a quick and easy understanding of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program? Find out the basics with this handy Information Pack.

    Download info pack

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    Connect Magazine

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    Meet the AVIDs

    meeTheAyadsDiscover what our Australian Volunteers for International Development are up to with Meet the AVID profiles. You'll discover a bit about what the've done in the past and what they hope to achieve.

    Meet them

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    Early Career Opportunities

    hostvolunter-moduleDo you have up to three years experience? View assignments relevant to your level of experience.

     

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