Our programs connect people and organisations internationally to achieve shared goals through the volunteer efforts of diverse and highly skilled and motivated people from Australia and around the world – including emergency medical specialists, curriculum developers, surf life savers, lawyers and financial managers to landmine clearers and even an ethnomusicologist.
Below is a snapshot of some of our recent programs…
Australian Volunteers Program
The Australian Volunteers Program matches a broad range of skilled Australians with partner organisations across the Pacific, Asia and Africa, contributing to sustainable development outcomes. AVI manages the program, in an AVI-led consortium with DT Global and Alinea International, on behalf of the Australian Government.
The Solomon Islands Medical Partnership for Learning, Education and Research
Established in 2015 to support the supervision and training of large numbers of returned foreign-trained medical graduates to Solomon Islands, this medical education and training program (locally known as SIMPLER) has since expanded to include system-strengthening improvement projects and continuous medical education opportunities.
The Doherty Institute
AVI provides specialty in-country recruitment for the Doherty Institute’s COMBAT-AMR program that aims to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Pacific Island countries.
Australian College for Emergency Medicine
The Visiting Emergency Medicine Registrar Program assignments make it possible for ACEM trainees to complete placements with partner organisations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Rotations under the VEMRP can be accredited towards the trainee’s ACEM training, depending on the individual’s circumstances.
Water Sanitisation Cambodia
In partnership with AVI, Reece Foundation volunteers in Cambodia installed large filtration systems into two schools that served the school children and their families.
Plumbing flood-affected homes in Lismore
In Lismore the team assessed 80 flood damaged homes and replumbed kitchens and bathrooms in over 70 homes.
AHP Disaster READY
AVI works with Plan International Australia to help communities prepare for disaster and other crises in the Pacific.
With over 70 years of experience in designing robust student mobility frameworks and mobilising hundreds of volunteers every year, AVI is Australia’s premier secondary and tertiary education mobility and advisory specialists.
School and University Advisory
We can support your teams and review your current practices against global best-practice standards for all aspects of student volunteering, including: Child safeguarding, risk management, security, cultural awareness, public diplomacy and mental health wellbeing.
Pacific Islands Pro Bono Program
AVI has partnered with some of Australia’s leading law firms to form the Blue Pacific Pro Bono Collaborative to provide pro bono legal support for local partners working at the forefront of the climate crisis.
ACIAR Communications Officer Network
AVI helped the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) recruit a culturally diverse team of communications officers across the Indo-Pacific region to highlight the impact of Australian research in agriculture across the region.
AVI works with not-for-profits, corporates and NGO’s to recruit and contract locally-engaged staff.
Corporate white labelled volunteering support services
AVI partners with corporates and large businesses to develop a volunteering program tailored to their specific requirements. Our white labelled program is adapted to your corporate and employee objectives, it allows our corporate partners to brand and promote the volunteering opportunity, both internally and externally, as their own.