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April 2019

Timor-Leste Encounter – April

April 7 - April 19
Timor-Leste East Timor + Google Map
$2900
Colourful weaved textiles in Timor-Leste

Want a genuine experience in a new culture without having to commit to long-term volunteering? Let us take you on an intimate, authentic tour of Timor-Leste with one of our Encounters. Palms Australia’s Encounters are ethically run group tours that provide participants with authentic, hard to come by experiences.

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May 2019

Canberra Meet and Greet

May 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm AEST
O’Malley’s Pub, 131 City Walk
Canberra, ACT Australia
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Primary school children on South Tarawa

Discover the experience of an assignment abroad from the stories of returned participants in Canberra. Whether you are considering an assignment or simply want to connect with people in your area, come along for a drink and great storytelling.

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Information Session – Brisbane

May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Brisbane Square Library, Community Meeting Room (Ground Level), 266 George St
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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Free
Brisbane Square library

Come and discover the Palms experience. Our team will be in Brisbane to answer all your questions about volunteering overseas and show you some of our current opportunities.

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Information Session – Sydney

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Aquinas Academy, 141 Harrington Street
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Sydney skyline at dusk

Come and discover the Palms experience. Our team will be in Sydney to answer all your questions about our assignments abroad and show you some of our current opportunities.

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Information Session – Perth

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AEST
City of Perth Library (Meeting Room 202), 573 Hay St
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Palms Australia volunteer Lyndal Judd with colleagues at FSCJ in Maliana, Timor-Leste

Looking for a change of pace? Want to use your skills to create sustainable change in a developing community? You could be our next volunteer!

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June 2019

Global Volunteering: To a career in international development?

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Irish Times Pub, 427 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria
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Palms Australia has supported community organisations in the Asia-Pacific with skilled Australian volunteers for almost 60 years. Can volunteering lead to a career in international development? Join us to find out. Hear from Executive Director Roger O'Halloran and those who have undertaken a volunteering placement as they explore how long-term volunteering can create opportunities to work in international development. Importantly, the team will discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges volunteers may make when using volunteering opportunities solely as a means…

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Palms Together Melbourne

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Irish Times Pub, 427 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria
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Palms Together Day is our biggest social event of the year. Palms Australia’s vision is to enable people to reach beyond every barrier of culture, religion, nationality, gender, class and individualism, to cooperate in achieving a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty. Palms Together Day is our opportunity to make this vision a reality by bringing together our community over a shared meal. Join us at the Irish Times in Little Collins Street to connect with Palms…

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Palms Together Day 2019

June 9
Guests at Palms Together Day 2018

Celebrate culture and company with a feast in your local community. Host a Palms Together Day lunch or dinner to support community development abroad.

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July 2019

Pre-departure Orientation Course: July

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - July 14 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW Australia
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Welcome to Palms second pre-departure course for 2019.   Planning on volunteering or working overseas? Want to be a better cross-cultural communicator at work, when travelling, or in the community? Registrations for Palms Australia’s 102nd Pre-Departure Orientation Course are now open. Palms Australia has been providing pre-departure training for cross-cultural workers since 1961. Our expert-led training courses use a variety of dynamic teaching methods to keep the learning useful, memorable, professional and fun. To find out more, read about our Pre-Departure Training…

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Solidarity Awards 2019

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW Australia
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$60

Palms Australia's Solidarity Awards recognise the inspiring individuals, organisations and community groups who have reached beyond barriers to act in solidarity, cooperate across cultures and achieve outcomes that support a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty. Without this support for our work, Palms would not be able to reach as many communities and make as long-lasting an impact as we do. We invite our supporters, our returned volunteers and the family and friends of our next cohort…

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