Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Re-Entry

Participants at Palms' Re-entry Weekend

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.

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.

Letters from Papua New Guinea

All the stories we heard about before we came away have proved to be false – our experience has been one of meeting very friendly and helpful people.

New placements for 2007

Listed below are five of the confirmed placements for the coming year. We are seeking CommUnity Partners for these and several others which are currently being finalised.


I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Stephen Krebbet