Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Palms’ Encounter: Timor-Leste

A unique experience combining social justice, cross-cultural education, community development and environmental sustainability.

2009-2010 Membership Drive

A strong membership base provides an important reflection of Palms’ capacity to achieve its mission.

Em’s Eulogy

Darren Koch’s touching and inspiring eulogy for his daughter Emily.

Beating the Drum for Fair Trade

A Sambalouco musician On Saturday 9th May, patrons at The Fair Trade Coffee Company and the Glebe community were treated to a display of Brazilian drumming and dancing by individuals from the performance group, Sambalouco. Drumming took place in ten cities around the globe, this World Fair Trade Day, to demonstrate solidarity in promoting fair […]


During Palms’ Re-entry Weekend, 22nd — 24th May at The Hermitage Mittagong, one of the highlights is the opportunity for returned volunteers to share their stories with people with similar experiences.

Focus Workshops

“Palms’ Focus Workshops are an excellent starting point for developing an understanding of good practice in poverty reduction work.”

Palms and Government

If we can help convince the Government to remove some of the limits to implementation, particularly the prescriptive nature of contracts, Palms with the AGVP will be able to extend the benefits we have achieved through the innovative approaches we have developed.

Timor-Leste Photo Essay

A photo essay through Timor-Leste.

Letters from the Field

East Timor seems like a second home now and I continue to be impressed by the many young volunteers who are filling various roles here in health, education, local government and community development.

Letters from the Field

Of course the ute is totally clapped out – it whines like a Collingwood supporter – and there is no key for it, because the key is lost.

Director’s Report: Celebrating Uncertainty

George Bernard Shaw once famously said, “The future belongs to the unreasonable ones, the ones who look forward, not backward, who are certain only of uncertainty…” As I look forward I can affirm that I am certain only of uncertainty.

Why you do speak so loud, I can’t hear what you are saying. - Bruno Hagspiel