Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Deeper relationships

Emma and Stephen Yates share their story of observing the local ways and taking the time to consider their decisions. Sometimes this involves following local rules around gender and sometimes demonstrating an alternative.

Health and Gender

Stephen and Emma Yates explain what their roles as a volunteer doctor and gender justice advocate entail.

Everybody benefits

It is always interesting to try to get people to see the value of engaging in international development in collaboration with an organisation like Palms, rather than by putting resources into a project or materials that they self-identify as good aid. I understand the distrust given the way some organisations appear to burn funds on […]

New faces

Brief profiles of 10 of our volunteers taking up placements in Zambia, PNG, East Timor and Kiribati.


Our security does not lie in bigger and better bombs, bigger and better targeting or
surveillance systems. Our security lies in building better relationships. - Jim Dowling