Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Supporting African Initiative

Each field visit provides the great privilege of meeting our partners and being reminded that our volunteers are only a tiny part of a long-term development story which is driven by Africans. It is a terrific reminder of what Palms Australia is all about – supporting local initiative.

Teaching in Tanzania

I find that I like working with the little children a lot more than I expected. I am especially happy to be working with the teachers, Regina and Lucy.

Once more into the fray

Volunteering can be both a challenging and immensely rewarding experience. Few returnees would claim to remain unchanged by the experience. Some, such as Des Hansen and Monica Morrison, value the experience so much that they return for another placement.


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe