Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development


Seeds bear fruit at Christmas and beyond

Dear John and Des I bring you good news. Some of our Eagle Wood trees both at Emmaus Farm and behind our workshops are bearings pods. This is wonderful. We were waiting for that. Next week we will collect sand again and get some beds ready for the germination when the time comes. The trees […]


Raffle Prizes!

Have you noticed? We’ve shuffled our raffles… But we’re still having three! Try your luck for these amazing prizes! Christmas Raffle: Drawn 18 December Love the arts and fine food? First Prize lets you take a bottle of Penfolds 2002 Cab Sav to dinner for 2 at Himalayan Char Grill, Glebe. Then head to Wharf […]

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Into the Arms of Mary

Many Palms volunteers find themselves living among deeply religious communities. Especially in countries with a traumatic history, we find our partners often witness to how a deep personal and communal faith sustained them through the most extreme difficulties. It is a great privilege to share in a community’s own religious expression and rituals, as volunteers […]

Philip at Atabae Feature

Privileged to Volunteer

Now gaining momentum in placement, Philip Cranley from Woodcroft SA looks back over his first six months as volunteer in Dili, Timor Leste- Volunteering is for young people or retirees, right? They are tradespeople, builders, doctors, nurses and teachers, right? So what do you do if you are none of these things but still want […]

The end of extreme poverty is at hand, within our generation, but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us. - Jeffrey Sachs