“The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program offers an incredible opportunity for Australians to live in a developing country, to build cross-cultural knowledge and to share skills. For many, it is a life changing experience… It is also a public relations boon for the aid program… [but it] doesn’t take long moving around in the region and socialising with volunteers to hear stories about assignments that haven’t quite worked out…” [read more].
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