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You can volunteer with Red Cross in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.  

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from health workers and horticulturists to accountants and social workers. They are trained, professional and committed. Find out what skills we need.

New volunteer assignments in Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines and Vanuatu will be online from 30 September 2014.

Why volunteer abroad?
Whether it's making new friends in new places, trading a city traffic jam for a walk to work with beautiful views, or simply the feel-good factor that comes with helping people to live happier and healthier lives, volunteering overseas has so much to offer.

How we support you
Living allowances, airfares, insurance, training, health and in-country support.
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The Australian Volunteers for International Development program is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens with a Special Conditions Visa.

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Watch video: The realities of volunteering
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Photos: Conor Ashleigh, Mareike Guensche (Australian Red Cross)

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