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.


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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

Australia Awards PNG networking initiative 2020 – Now open!

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea is seeking Australian volunteers from a range of professional and personal backgrounds to participate in a peer-to-peer networking initiative - CAFÉ. ABV is proud to be working with AAPNG to offer all registered ABV volunteers to...

A matter of ethics

“…We need courageous NFP leaders, working to make their communities more inclusive and that restore people’s well-being…”

A valuable partnership: Newcrest Mining

“We love the fact we get to walk alongside Lihir and the people that are building business here” – ABV CEO Liz Mackinlay

Social enterprise Aliet Green celebrates 10th anniversary

Social enterprise Aliet Green thanks over 1,500 farmers for coming altogether to celebrate their humble anniversary…

Tips on a creating a successful Chair/ CEO partnership – AICD article

CEO Liz Mackinlay and Chair Mark Epper sat down with Australian Institute of Company Directors magazine to discuss the critical role of trust and backing each other to mark hard choices

The moral imperative of skilled volunteering, and how corporates can lead the way

ABV CEO Liz Mackinlay speaks out about the necessity for skill-based volunteering and how an ethical and committed corporate sector can be leading the way

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