The community of Oodnadatta welcomes you!

The Aboriginal Volunteer Program is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who would like to participate in a 10-week volunteer project. It's a great opportunity to share experience and work on community initiatives.

We need three Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander volunteers to join a 10-week volunteer project in April 2017 sharing experience and working on community initiatives.

  • Connect with people, land and culture
  • Apply your initiative, skills and experience in the outback
  • Strengthen your resume with community development experience
  • Work with the local council, primary school and health centres
  • Have fun, challenge yourself and make new friends
  • Full pre-departure and re-entry briefings, plus support while on assignment provided
  • Airfares, accommodation and modest allowance covered

How to Apply

Read the project profile to see examples of the type of work you could be doing in Oodnadatta.

Download the How to Apply and follow the instructions.

Submit your application no later than midnight Wednesday, 1st February, 2017.

Should you wish to stay informed of future opportunities, please get in touch with the contacts below.

For questions big or small, call:

Lucy Taylor, Recruitment Consultant, AVI on 03 9279 1790 (toll-free 1800 331 292) 

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Lenore Bagnara, Aboriginal Reference Group member, Aboriginal Volunteer Program on 0427 927 960.

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Hear from volunteers who have participated in the project before

"Oodnadatta gave me the opportunity to fulfil what seemed like a life-long wish to do."
Alice Krakouker, Volunteer, 2013 Aboriginal Volunteer Program.

"We were really advantaged to work with the Elders. They were able to teach us a bit of woman's business making necklaces, we were so privileged to be able to do that."
Cristal Walters, Volunteer, 2013 Aboriginal Volunteer Program.

If you want to learn leadership skills, do this. You grow as a person. It took me out of my comfort zone; You get a huge boost from this and you make life-long friends which is invaluable.” 
Reese Salmon, Volunteer, Volunteer, 2015 Aboriginal Volunteer Program.

The program, in its fifth year is delivered through a partnership between Volunteering SA & NT, the South Australian Aboriginal Reference Group, Australian Volunteers International (AVI) and the community of Oodnadatta.

Read more about the program's achievements in the Aboriginal Volunteer Program Report.