Palms Volunteers: Volunteer in 2018

Is your work not the vocation you expected?

Here is the living proof that you can provide sustainable solutions to global poverty and so create a more just world


Teacher Heather Henderson from Brisbane is mentoring teachers and youth. Her mission in community development with Haba na Haba, an inspiring Kenyan youth initiative, begins in November. It’s her third two-year placement with Palms.


Heather didn’t think about doing three placements when she began. Communities requesting volunteers are happy if you can come for 12 months.


Find out here how you can share your skills to build a just world in 2018.




Phillip Cranley, from Adelaide came to Palms in early 2015 with experience in Workforce Planning at some of Australia’s biggest companies.  For the next 2 years, his skills had real impact in Dili, Timor Leste, where he assisted the Dili Diocese’s Education Foundation to  develop organisational and information management systems.


This  strengthened the capacity of local staff in managing education services across 74 schools, but it also left Phil time to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Timor Leste.


Experience the satisfaction of one of the greatest contributions to human development that one can make. Palms volunteers have been doing this since 1961!


If you inquire now we can fit you into preparation for a 2018 placement.



What a terrible thing, to have lived quite comfortably, with no suffering, not getting involved in problems, quite tranquil, quite settled,
with good connections politically, economically, socially, lacking nothing, having everything. - Oscar Romero