Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Staff, Interns and Volunteers

Marie Gilbert, Fiona Cairns and Enora Brunet

Marie Gilbert, Fiona Cairns and Enora Brunet As Palms Australia begins its jubilee year, we welcome two new staff members to our ranks. Marie Gilbert has filled the new role of Recruitment, Events and Media Officer.  Marie has twice volunteered with Palms, in Papua New Guinea and Kiribati.  Her recent studies in media and communication […]

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.

Opening our hands to the world

Fiona Cairns with two blind students, Goroka 2008

In the last edition of Palms Post, as part of our celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of the Paulian Association, we reflected upon the memories and achievements of Palms volunteers and staff from the 1960s, 70’s and 80’s. In this edition, we move into the 1990’s and the first decade of the new millennium.

Papua New Guinea Field Trip

“It is sometimes difficult to imagine that much change can be made, but each Palms volunteer I visited was testament to the possibilities.”


The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, the imagination and the resources of its people. - Ernesto Sirolli