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Development assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Australian Volunteers program in Sub-Saharan Africa

Australian Volunteers program in Sub-Saharan Africa


Australian volunteers support the capacity of organisations in partner countries to deliver effective and sustainable development outcomes focused on economic growth and poverty reduction and advance Australia's reputation and relationships in partner countries. The Australian Volunteers program is part of the Australian Government's people-to-people program portfolio, connecting Australians to Australia's aid program.

Volunteer placements in Africa are aligned with areas of priority for the Australian Government in Africa – including agricultural productivity, extractives, private sector development, governance and public policy, women's empowerment and responding to humanitarian crises and needs.

In 2018-19, Australia supported 98 volunteer placements in Africa (South Africa, Tanzania, Eswatini(Swaziland) and Lesotho.

For more information, please see our Australian Volunteers program section.

How to apply

All Australian Volunteers program assignments are managed by DFAT and delivered by AVI. To apply, visit the Australian Volunteers website.

Last Updated: 23 October 2019
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