Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Kiribati Field Trip

Waters edge

A very special part of Christine O’Halloran’s role as Palms’ Overseas Coordinator is visiting our partners and volunteers in the field. Here she sums up her recent trip to Kiribati- Over the years Palms has sent over 70 volunteers to the Pacific athol nation of Kiribati, matching requests in education, administration, health and the trades. […]

Timor Leste Visit, by Christine O’Halloran

Christine Field Trip sml

Palms Country Program Coodinator, Christine O’Halloran recently took a field trip, visiting our volunteers and partners in Timor Leste. For the volunteer, a visit by Palms staff is often a welcome change from feelings of isolation, however good their placement. These trips provide valuable support, but also produce just as valuable feedback from our volunteers and their […]

Work for Palms? Expressions of Interest Wanted

Palms Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest in the position of Development Education Officer.

Brendan to continue his contribution to Human Development

Roger and Brendan

After 8 years, Brendan Joyce is moving on from Palms Australia, but he will still remain involved in human development.

Many hands

We are happy to welcome the newest member of Palms Australia’s team, Sean Dostal, in the role of Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator.

The only constant is change

As ever, Palms’ work continues and we are happy to welcome two new staff to the office. In addition, our wonderful new office volunteers have already assisted with policy revision, IT support, publications, digitising old photos (stay tuned to our website/facebook for more on this) and re-organising our office.

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 […]

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?


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