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Promoting participation, gender equality & leadership among young cricketers in the Pacific

Ryan Lucas volunteered as a Cricket Development Officer at the Solomon Islands Cricket Association as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government initiative. Register for an…

Day 1/365.

Guest Blogger Steph McMurray 1 January 2016 2015 was a very challenging year for me. That may surprise some of you – given it was relatively quiet compared to overseas…

Young Inspirations Australia: Rendah Haj

Rendah Haj is a 19yr old filmmaker based in Melbourne. With a passion for film and a profound interest in realism and youth, she hopes to provide a platform for…

‘How do you start a festival?’ What I learnt from a year working pro bono with festival21

3 December 2015 Guest Blogger – Juliette Wittich It’s always good to start at the beginning, but what if you’re an impatient, intelligent and unapologetic disrupter? Maybe you’ll start in…

The selfish value of volunteering

12 November 2015 Guest Blogger – Pete Saunders Two weeks ago Global Ideas Forum wrapped up for 2015. I say wrapped up, in the sense that the public event came…

‘Advice I wish I had': Hannah Gonda, Bethia Burgess, Annie Ingram

You’re never really ready. You’re never really 100% ready. So stop waiting to be ready. Stop waiting for that perfect moment when you’ll finally be ready, because it will never…

Gaining international experience through volunteering

Sonja Steffen spent 12 months volunteering in Sylhet, Bangladesh as a Marketing and Networking Officer with the Ethnic Community Development Organisation, as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)…

3 Important Lessons for Change-Makers

Earlier this year I entered the #AusSaysThanks Competition through Young Opportunities Australia, by writing a blog post on what I was thankful for, and somehow I won! A few short…

Realising your dream: Stephanie Eslake

I studied a double degree in media and music, and I felt lost through the whole thing. I’d come from a background in classical performance and has a love for…

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