Australian partners

Our Australian partners include government departments, not-for-profit organisations, industry groups and private sector organisations and associations.

How Australian organisations are involved

Our Australian partners support the program in a number of ways, including:

  • Working with overseas partners to develop volunteer assignments
  • Supporting mentoring between their staff, our volunteers and overseas partners
  • Helping recruit volunteers by promoting assignments to networks and referring candidates
  • Promoting the value of volunteering to their networks
  • Contributing financially or in kind, where appropriate.


Australian partners
Australian volunteer Michelle Sheehan with Reetina Katokita, Director Policy, Planning and Development at the Ministry of Education, Kiribati.
Australian volunteer Siobhan left with Indar at the MARS Symbioscience Mariculture facility a project supported by ACIAR.
Australian volunteer Siobhan (left) with Indar at the MARS Symbioscience Mariculture facility, a project supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

The benefits of partnering

Through the Australian Volunteers Program, Australian organisations have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Develop existing networks and forge new partnerships with organisations overseas
  • Strengthen their organisation’s reach and influence in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Encourage staff to become volunteers, who can expect to develop management skills including flexibility, strategic thinking, resourcefulness and cross-cultural skills.
  • Develop shared value projects that offer mutual benefits to an Australian organisation and a community in a developing country.


For more information please contact:

James O'Keefe
Partnerships Project Coordinator