We’ve Moved – New Postal Address

Our new postal address is PO Box 1121, Manly NSW Australia 2095

Be the change you want to see in the world, and then put on your grown-up pants and do it

The challenge and opportunity of the current COVID-19 world, and our world for the next few years, is to take our love of face to face volunteering and blend it with remote volunteering.

COVID-Culture Shock: An international development team’s take on surviving

Remote, isolated, pandemic and unprecedented were not words that were part of everyday vocabulary a month ago. And now here we are.

Sometimes you wake up and realise you’re exactly where you’re meant to be…

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future”  – Steve Jobs

About Us

Our purpose is to donate business expertise to positively change communities.

ABV is a team of several hundred Skilled Business Professionals (SBPs) enabled by a small salaried team. Together we source opportunities throughout Asia Pacific and in Australia to work in partnership with corporates and deliver impactful corporate social responsibility programs. We guarantee sustainable outcomes for communities, through strengthening small businesses and not for profits, leading to poverty alleviation.

With 40 years’ experience across Australia, Asia and Pacific, ABV is focussed on programs that produce outcomes, positive stories of change for the small businesses and not-for-profits that our Skilled Business Professionals and staff support through transferring Australian business know-how and experience.


Using a blend of our Skilled Business Professionals who donate their time and our expert staff, ABV co-designs programs that support our partners to achieve their outcomes, fulfil their ethical commitments, and meet their KPIs (such as the SDGs).   Our focus is on meeting the business challenges that small businesses, not-for-profits, or staff within a corporate are experiencing.

ABV’s specialized small business skills capacity building program providing support for existing and emerging entrepreneurs and SMEs. YES is an expertly developed business program delivering the fundamentals of business, YES is offered across 3 categories to suit a wide range of business development stages: 1) YES Standard 2) YES Startup 3) YES Accelerator

Targeted at company owners and directors, BBG covers the principles of good corporate governance, organisational structures and the duties of Executives. BBG is designed to assist participants in becoming responsible and effective in their roles through one-on-one mentoring tailored to suit individual and business needs from startups to established organisations.

Expert professional development mentoring programs that are collaboratively and responsively designed to ensure the needs of both mentors and mentees are met. Our approach to mentoring program design and implementation integrates international development theory and good practice mentoring standards to deliver programs to assist participants to choose pathways for their professional development that are relevant and sustainable.

ABV’s evidence-based skilled volunteering programs for corporate partners provide immersive projects pairing corporate employees with a social enterprise to support and develop their capacity to solve a business challenge. Tailored to the specific needs of our partners, each program aims to deliver triple benefits for corporates, employees and community partners through leadership development, talent retention and social impact.

This program has been designed in response to an identified need for families to strengthen skills in planning and saving for the future and seeking advice about money and finance. The program is offered to participants who may have limited exposure to handling cash and offers a gender inclusive approach, encouraging men and women from family groups to participate collaboratively.



We design sophisticated programs with our corporate partners that have agreed and measurable outcomes.


We provide high quality consistent training for ABV signature products and service.


Our Skilled Business Professionals are inducted into our programs of work understanding and agreeing to the program goals.

We offer transparent feedback processes for assignment and program improvement.

We provide continuity of reaching long-term goals through handovers from previous volunteers and staff managing project.


We seek advice from our Skilled Business Professionals about how to improve the experience of people donating their time to ABV and we ensure that we incorporate that in to how we work.

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