Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Papua New Guinea Field Trip

Des Hansen with student at Sacred Heart College, Tapini in his previous placement

Just as Australia is more than just the Opera House, cricketers, kangaroos and beer, there is so much more to our northern neighbour than popular images give credit to.

Developing communities at home and abroad

Recently Sarah and Damien Beale’s community have demonstrated just how much interest and support volunteers can generate for sustainable poverty reduction through skill exchange.


Friendships grow between people of different backgrounds and cultures because they meet as persons, not because they share a common heritage.
Such friendships grow because we all belong to the largest group of all, the human race. - Jean Vanier