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Palms Australia is looking for people who might be able to provide assistance to international community partners later this year or in early 2022.

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With COVID preventing the gatherings Palms would normally hold to facilitate recruitment for mission, they are instead asking for the assistance of the faith community to recruit the qualified and experienced Australians requested by partner organisations in low-income communities.

“These partners believe that the people Palms prepare and send for between one and three years provide the most effective and sustainable solutions to poverty,” said Palms executive director Roger O’Halloran.

“It is difficult to be precise, but it seems we need to be ready to meet partner requests and begin sending again in the second half of this year, or early 2022.”

This is the 60th year that Palms Australia has been recruiting, preparing, sending and supporting Catholics from around Australia to fill overseas professional placements in response to requests from international community partners.

Palms thoroughly prepares and supports those recruited for mutual development and welcomes enquiries today to ensure an appropriately paced preparation.

The Palms website provides background to positions currently available.

“You can have a look on your own behalf, but please also let your friends, family and others know about the many and varied opportunities,” said Mr O’Halloran.

It is anticipated that even more requests from partners will be added in coming months.

Palms volunteers are provided with living allowances and accommodation during their placement and anyone on a two to three year placement has their return airfares and insurance covered as well.

To find out more you can enquire online at or call Palms on 02 9560 5333 or 0422 472 567


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