Australian Volunteers International

Two volunteer tradies digging a trench in Lismore

April 5, 2023

Volunteer tradies give back through Reece Foundation partnership

The Reece Foundation has a vision to create a world where everyone has access to clean water and sanitation.

With two billion people currently living without access to safe water, the Reece Foundation is working with volunteer tradies to improve the lives of those who need it most.

AVI is proud to have worked with the Reece Foundation on the delivery of a WASH project in rural Cambodia and flood-affected Lismore.

In rural Cambodia, six volunteer tradies worked alongside locals giving over 2000 people access to clean water and hygienic sanitation for the first time.

In NSW’s Northern Rivers Region, thirteen tradies restored access to clean water and sanitation to 70 households over a three week period.

As well as providing advice on risk management and child safeguarding, AVI supported the Reece Foundation through volunteer recruitment and screening, key mobilisation tasks, pre-departure briefing, working with the local partner to provide on-assignment support, and post-assignment briefing.

Find out more information on the work of the Reece Foundation