Health is critical to improving livelihoods, enabling poor people to participate in the economy, and lifting living standards. Good health is essential to reducing poverty.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 288 women in our region die every day due to complications during pregnancy or at childbirth. In 2011, nearly three million children under five years of age died in the Asia-Pacific, and 75 per cent of all deaths in the Pacific are caused by non-communicable diseases.
The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative. The program offers a range of opportunities for the Australian community to share skills and foster linkages with people and organisations in developing countries to make a difference as part of Australia's overseas aid program. So why should you volunteer with the AVID Program?
Attending an AVID Information Session gives you the opportunity to hear from our returned volunteers and Scope Global staff members, as well as have your questions answered. Information Sessions will be held in all states and territories in February and March 2015. Register to attend today!
Stay up to date with the latest Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) news and opportunities by signing up to the registered interest list. You can create assignment alerts relevant to your skills and regions of interest, and be in the know about the latest events.
Looking for the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program website or info?! You're in the right place! As of July 1, 2014, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program was retired, to make a single Australian Government volunteering program, Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID). Through the AVID program you will have access to more than 700 assignments which are open for application each year. To make it easier for applicants who are at an earlier stage in their career, we've listed assignments with up to 3 years experience on a special page called Early Career Opportunities.…
We mobilise volunteers to over 20 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Explore each country, views tips from the in country management team and be inspired with stories from in country volunteers.
Do you want to get a quick and easy understanding of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program? Find out the basics with this handy Information Pack.
Discover what our Australian Volunteers for International Development are up to with Meet the AVID profiles. You'll discover a bit about what the've done in the past and what they hope to achieve.
Do you have up to three years experience? View assignments relevant to your level of experience.