Volunteer Volunteer

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development or humanitarian aid – and to put your existing skills and experience to excellent use in helping some of the poorest communities in the world.

Volunteering in Australia

We accept volunteers to assist us with administration or specific projects in both our Canberra and Melbourne offices on a needs basis. Volunteering opportunities are normally advertised publicly and are listed below. CARE Australia’s Volunteer Policy ensures we comply with Volunteering Australia’s Code of Practice. The Policy outlines that volunteers are covered by our health and safety policy and, where no other organisation’s insurance policy applies, they are covered by CARE Australia’s personal accident insurance policy for volunteers.

Volunteering overseas

We are a key partner for Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), an Australian Government initiative. The AVID program supports skilled Australians to live and work in developing countries as a part of the overseas aid program. Volunteers work with local people in host organisations in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute to sustainable development. These volunteering assignments provide you with full logistical and living support: airfares, medical checks, insurance, pre-departure training and living expenses overseas. AVID opportunities are advertised as they arise, and we list CARE placements in below.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer opportunities.