Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Evaluation: Finding out what is, and can be, achieved

Primarily, evaluation is about determining if our vision and mission is being achieved in keeping with our key value of solidarity.

Developing communities at home and abroad

Recently Sarah and Damien Beale’s community have demonstrated just how much interest and support volunteers can generate for sustainable poverty reduction through skill exchange.

Return Visit to Kiribati

This trip was an ideal opportunity to travel together back to Kiribati to see our former students (the youngest of whom are now in their last year of school).

PALMS Office Movements

The Palms office has moved, but what about the personnel moving around in the office? Who are they? What do they do?

Executive Director’s Report

It has been an extraordinary balancing act with the ultimate realisation that it only continues because of every donation of funds, time and inspiration offered by the rest of you.


The two main questions were “Do the requests fit Palms Australia’s development philosophy?” and “Will it be feasible to send and support volunteers to Sudan?” although gaining a feel for the place by just being there is also immensely valuable.

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