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Preparing for a pandemic

Contributor, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  Maluk Timor is one of more than 600 organisations the Australian Volunteers Program works with across Asia-Pacific. Executive director Dr Jeremy Beckett explains how the organisation

Schooling and surfing: Volunteering as a family overseas

Contributor, Monday, 20th April 2020 -  In 2014 Mele took on a volunteer assignment in Tonga, shifting her young family of five overseas. It was an experience that brought them all closer together. Volunteering overseas

Women empowering women: How Australian volunteers are supporting gender equality in Papua New Guinea

Contributor, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to acknowledge three women who, through the Australian Volunteers Program, are working with organisations to empower

How I built a career in gender and international development

Contributor, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Volunteering overseas kick-started Simone Condon’s career in both international development and gender. But what is the role of gender in international development? And how can

Does volunteering overseas enhance your career?

Contributor, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Kathy Townsend has a unique understanding of both the recruitment market, and the breadth of work of Australian volunteers overseas. A “head hunter” for 23 years, she’s also a returned

Volunteering: An act of service worth celebrating

Contributor, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  This Thursday is International Volunteer Day. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and contributions being made by hundreds of Australians currently volunteering

How to volunteer, not ‘voluntour’

Contributor, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The pitfalls of orphanage volunteering are well-known but there are many other ways international volunteer experiences can unwittingly do more harm than good.  When considering

10 things I’m glad I packed for my year in Mongolia

Contributor, Monday, 7th October 2019 -  Patrick Gallus recently volunteered for 12 months in Mongolia with the Australian Volunteers Program. Here he shares his top 10 things to pack when you’re heading for an extended

How international volunteers are responding to climate change

Contributor, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It will take more than scientists, meteorologists and activists to address it. Complex, global problems require everyone’s

Four steps to becoming a diversity and inclusion advocate in your workplace

Contributor, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  We’re becoming better aware that diversity and inclusion can be an issue in the places we work. But as individuals, what can we do to identify problems, and find solutions? This practical

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Sydney-based construction manager Lachlan James spent two years in the Philippines working with a human rights NGO, where he learnt the skills to take his career in a new exciting
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