Celebrating 2.1 million days of impact through international volunteering
21 December 2017
The completion of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program this December marks Scope Global’s 17th year supporting Australian Government international volunteer programs.
Over this time we have supported more than 6,710 volunteers who have worked across 33 countries. Collectively, Scope Global volunteers have contributed 2.1 million days of volunteering.
Our staff have supported volunteers, host organisations and Australian partner organisations to positively change their world. From developing a sign language dictionary in Kiribati, to training teachers in Mongolia, to teaching kids to swim in Vietnam – we’ve heard hundreds of stories of impact from our volunteers.
To explore our impact through international volunteering across Asia and the Pacific, we’ve captured program fact sheets, volunteer stories and testimonials from our partners here.
We hosted a celebration event on International Volunteers Day 2017 to mark the conclusion of AVID and thank our partners, staff and volunteers. Returned volunteers Nas Campanella from triple j and Jarrod Troutbeck from Climates shared their stories and explained how volunteering had positively changed their world.
We sincerely thank everyone who has been part of this journey. Our success is shared with our volunteers, partners and most importantly the organisations who hosted our volunteers. Their everyday commitment to improving the lives of people in their communities provides a solid foundation for development across the Asia-Pacific region.