Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development


2017 Solidarity Awards

Join us for the 2017 Solidarity Awards, at the ACU in Strathfield on November 4 Palms Australia‚Äôs 2017 Solidarity Awards Saturday 4 November 2017, 6:00 pm Gleeson Atrium, Australian Catholic University (ACU) 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW   Enjoy dinner, games, inspiring speakers and great company! Honour those working in solidarity for justice and peace! […]


Contagious Smiles

by Bev Watkinson A taste of life from Bev in Mukuru, Kenya, with a daily reminder of why she’s there- A year has passed, and it just seems like yesterday since I ventured on my journey of living and volunteering in the Mukuru slum. But rather than a single journey, each day here is a […]


More Growth in Bedois

After their positive experience hosting Palms volunteer teachers Guida and Sam in 2014-15, The Bedois community in Timor Leste keenly looked again to Palms when planning expansion of their Primary School programme and establishing a new Preschool. Old Palms stalwarts, the Cassidys, were just as keen to take up the invitation- Bedois Parish, Dili, Timor […]


Going Local

John Dorton has been in placement at Kiunga, Western Province PNG, for four months now. Yes, it does seem longer, as he’s becoming very much a local. Still no photos (understandable given the technical hitches) but John paints a vivid picture all the same- Kiunga is a sort of false urban setting. It hasn’t existed […]


Our security does not lie in bigger and better bombs, bigger and better targeting or
surveillance systems. Our security lies in building better relationships. - Jim Dowling