Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Returning to another Home

Palms volunteer Guida Cabrita writes of the excitement in returning home for Christmas, and finds the same excitement when heading back to her host community in Dili, Timor Leste- When most people think of Christmas, they think of spending time with their family. Family is really important in Timor Leste and the extended family is […]

Did you forget someone this Christmas?

It really doesn’t take much to substantially change the future for our friends in East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, South Africa, Thailand, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Before you plan this Christmas, please consider adding Palms to your Christmas list.

What do we need at Christmas?

I am wondering what to get the kids for Christmas. My kids are aged 14 – 29 so you can guess that technology figures high on the list. Smart phones, computers, gaming consoles and the like seem to be the go, but how much is a reasonable spend?

How do we measure “reasonable” when it comes to our own? We would give them anything despite knowing it might be excessive. I know that without another thing they really do have the resources to realise a full life.

Give a human being this Christmas

Palms Australia have challenged Australians this year to “Forget the goat. This Christmas give a human being.”


The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. - Rumi