How we're responding to COVID-19

We're committed to international volunteering and supporting our valued partners in 26 countries across the Indo-Pacific.

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Australian Volunteers Program has temporarily suspended sending Australians overseas as skilled volunteers.

We remain committed to international volunteering and supporting our valued partner organisations in the 26 countries in which we operate.

Remote volunteering is partnering volunteers with organisations overseas to help them achieve their development goals. Whether you’re a skilled volunteer, or an organisation seeking help to build your capacity, remote volunteering is flexible and supportive.

To apply your technical skills and unique experiences, and make a significant contribution to communities overseas, browse our current assignments.

If you can’t find the right assignment for you, register for the Talent Pool, our database of passionate Australians ready to share their skills with international partners and support sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific.

The program is actively exploring new ways of working through our Innovation Fund, which identifies, develops and pilots new ideas and solutions to increase the impact of the program. Our Impact Fund continues to provide eligible partner organisations with small grants towards targeted projects that support their communities.

Become a remote volunteer

Browse current assignments and apply to become a remote volunteer.

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Jake Marusich with colleague Clifton Ruele at the Public Solicitor's Office, Honiara. Photo: Harjono Djoyobisono
Jessica Richardson volunteers at the Vanuatu Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) as a Disability Inclusion Officer. She’s alongside Friana Kwevira, who won Vanuatu’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal.