Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

The Roadshow rolls on!

Donna Furler spoke in Orange of her experiences as a volunteer dental hygienist in Timor-Leste.

After 50 years of humble service, Palms finally decided it was time to blow our own trumpet. Usually, we get access to a parish here or a school there at the discretion of the local priest or principal and the patience of people who sometimes, understandably, feel fatigued.

Letters from the field: farewell Donna

Donna with Rosita and her family

Rosita works as a dental assistant and has learnt to clean teeth and do dental screening. She has become a very close friend, it was really hard saying goodbye knowing that I won’t see her again for a very long time.

Timor-Leste Photo Essay

Daniel, Fr Adriano, Christine and Benjamin

A photo essay through Timor-Leste.

Letters from Timor-Leste

Donna Furler

Donna Furler is volunteering as a Dental Associate for Bairo Pite Clinic, which serves Dili and surrounding regions, Timor-Leste.


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