The Philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands in the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean with a total land area just larger than the state of Victoria. Over 100 million people call the Philippines home. The official languages are Tagalog and English.

The current economic outlook in the Philippines is positive and Australia’s aid focuses on education, economic growth, effective governance, and peace and security.

AVID priorities

  • Education

  • Economic growth

  • Governance

More than 42 million Filipinos survive on less than $2 a day, and there continues to be a growing disparity between the rich and the poor. As you can surmise, the development challenges are immense, and as a program we have no ambition to effect radical changes, but only to try to contribute what we can, in whatever way we can.”

– Philippines In-Country Manager, Jonas Tetangco


Scope Global is no longer recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID will conclude on 31 December 2017. Volunteers on assignment at that time will be supported to transition to the new Australian Volunteers program. More information about the new Australian Volunteers program can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.