Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

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The Spirit of Palms

Directors Report, Roger O’Halloran The Spirit of Palms Palms staff have been consumed over several months by the need to find and move into a new office.  It threatened to derail our annual recruitment drive, end of financial year fundraising and the planned Diamond Jubilee Luncheon.  Yet in this knowledge we decided that the Sunday […]

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The Driving Force

by Heather Henderson Just over a year into her second Palms placement, Heather Henderson describes the things which drive and inspire her work: A very personal statement but one all volunteers can relate to- Throughout my life I always had a desire to travel the world and work in areas of need.  I have always […]

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Kiribati Field Trip

A very special part of Christine O’Halloran’s role as Palms’ Overseas Coordinator is visiting our partners and volunteers in the field. Here she sums up her recent trip to Kiribati- Over the years Palms has sent over 70 volunteers to the Pacific athol nation of Kiribati, matching requests in education, administration, health and the trades. […]

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

by Dianne Hanna Volunteer Dianne Hanna, from Sydney, reflects on just how different life is for her -but also what is most valued- a month after commencing her placement in Maliana, Timor Leste- Absence makes the heart grow fonder, or does it? Having spent over a month in East Timor I am asked, what do I miss […]


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