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Overseas Volunteering Information Sessions

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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love www.petfriends.net.au
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This is a life changing opportunity
Volunteering is a valuable activity to undertake on so many levels. So many people and organisations benefit, starting with yourself. Not only will you gain new skills and knowledge but you will also enjoy a massive sense of achievement and fulfilment.

So mix this wonderment with travel overseas and I hear you call 'BINGO!'

AVI, formerly Australian Volunteers International, run the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program in conjunction with Scope Global, and are offering two free information sessions at the IBIS Perth for anyone who is interested in volunteering overseas.

The AVID program is funded by the Australian Government and provides airfares, allowances, insurances and support and has helped send more than 10,000 Australians to live and work overseas. AVI have a proven track record of managing people in complex international settings, so everyone is in good hands.

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There will be members of the recruitment team and returned volunteers at the information sessions who will tell you their stories and experiences and then you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions about international volunteering.

Explore the countries you can work in as an Australian volunteer by clicking here and click here to view the sectors you could work in. You could be working with the United Nations, hospitals, local governments etc. The organisations you could work with overseas all manage wonderful projects and the chance to volunteer for them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that does not come along very often.

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So, I'm sure you are wondering if everyone can volunteer? Yes is the short answer but there are common attributes that the recruitment team look for and you have to be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident or a New Zealand citizen currently and permanently residing in Australia, as the core entry level for consideration.

Most assignments are 12 to 18 months in duration. It is possible to allow partners and dependents to join you on assignment and you are actively encouraged to apply if you are living with a disability. More information is available here and here.

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The two sessions are both on Wednesday 10th May 2017 in the Sugar Room at the IBIS Perth, 334 Murray Street. There is a lunchtime session 12.30pm-1.15pm and an evening session 6.00pm-7.30pm. Click here to RSVP for the lunchtime session and here for the evening session.

If you are looking for a change in your life, this could be the start of an amazing journey. Life is full of choices; sometimes we are right, sometimes we make the wrong choice and sometimes we spend way too long deciding and then the opportunity gets away.
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When: 10th May 2017 12.30pm & 6.00pm
Where: IBIS Perth, Sugar Room, 334 Murray Street, Perth, WA, 6000
Cost: Free
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