Thoughts and links related to volunteering overseas
You’ve already read about the rich cultural experience and unique development opportunity of Nick’s role as a plant pathologist in Laos through the Australian Volunteer program. Now – hear from three other RAIDers who dove into volunteer opportunities through the Crawford Fund!
1. Lyall Grieve, Laos PDR – “It’s been amazing to interact with farmers”
2. Kylie Ireland, Laos PDR – “Best experience happens on a daily basis”
3. Madaline Healey, Laos PDR – “My work’s really important here”
The Australian Volunteers program regularly advertises 6-12 month programs – so it’s a good website to keep your eye on. Here are some of their current listings:
Research Assistant (Beef Supply Chain Analysis) – Can information technologies and management models be used to control the quality of products and ensure food hygiene and safety from production to consumption? This is an opportunity to be heavily involved in connecting the Vietnamese beef supply chain with the international supply chain.
Education and Training Unit Developer (Animal Health) – Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta want to redesign their Education and Training Unit for Animal Health and need expert assistance in the redesign process. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of education and research across the faculty and create a nature-friendly zone for veterinary study.
Veterinary Technician Trainer-Mentor – Help build the capacity and confidence of Timor-Leste’s Veterinary Technicians in disease surveillance and reporting.