Australian Volunteers International (AVI)
Australian Volunteers International (AVI) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity and deductible gift recipient.
We manage people-centred development projects and programs in a wide range of countries. Our work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality, and protecting the environment.
Australian Volunteers International is a significant contributor to a peaceful, just and sustainable world; a world of respectful global relationships where all people have access to the resources they need, the opportunity to achieve their potential, the right to make decisions about the kind of development they want and to participate in the future of their communities.
Australian Volunteers International is guided by principles of equity and social justice, integrity, diversity and inclusion, partnership and respect for human rights.
Australian Volunteers International connects people and organisations internationally to learn from each other and achieve shared goals within our strategic priorities. Our work in people-centred development, particularly through volunteering, is central to this. We work with individuals, organisations and communities in response to locally identified priorities.
Australian Volunteers International pursues its vision and purpose by focusing on a number of program areas:
Governance: improving the responsiveness, accountability, and service delivery of government departments and other agencies and institutions
Participation and Social Inclusion: strengthening the ability of individuals and communities to participate in the decisions that affect their lives
Health: improving the quality of, and access to, services aimed at enhancing the physical, mental, and social well-being of the disadvantaged
Education: improving the capacity of formal and informal education institutions to provide culturally and socially relevant education opportunities that contribute to poverty reduction
Sustainable Livelihoods: increasing opportunities for, and the ability of, disadvantaged peoples to gain employment or generate income, includes community-based natural resource management. See more