What work can I do?
A wide and diverse range of professional skills are needed to address development needs across the globe. From agricultural projects to health and education programs that can change lives, there is no end to the skills and expertise that can have an impact at the grassroots level in developing countries.
Being a successful international volunteer requires more than just professional skills and experience. The ability to adapt to living in a new place and culture is also important to enable volunteers to build relationships and develop local capacity.
If you are open to new experiences, willing to live in different cultures, and committed to helping others, then you're likely to make a good Australian Volunteer for International Development. To read more about the personal competencies required by the Core Partners - Austraining International, Australian Volunteers International and Australian Red Cross - visit their respective websites.
The sectors most commonly requested by Australian Volunteers for International Development overseas partners are listed below. Most assignments require qualifications and demonstrated professional experience.
- Population Policies/Programmes and Reproductive Health
- Water and Sanitation
- Government and Civil Society
- Conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security
- Other Social Infrastructure and Services
- Transport and Storage
- Energy Generation and Supply
- Banking and Financial Services
- Business and other services
- Mineral Resources and Mining
- Trade Policy and Regulations and Trade Related Adjustment
- Commodity Aid and General Programme Assistance
- Humanitarian Aid