Development Together assists in finding volunteer, work experience and internship placements with ethical, sustainable community development partners around the world. You will work collaboratively on needs based projects that have a lasting and positive impact on the local community.

Why choose us?


  • Our small group placements are accompanied by a qualified professional in your field to help support you,
  • Our placements can be used by University/College students “For Credit” or as an Internship,
  • Our 4 and 8 week placements credit you with 160 to 320 professional practicum hours,
  • We can tailor our placements to suit your skills
  • Volunteer hours on our Engineering placements are recognised as Category 1 Professional Practicum hours,
  • We focus on Human Centered Design Theory – putting the community and individuals needs first,
  • We make a financial contribution towards our partner to assist with costs of materials for your project,
  • We give back 20% of our profits to one of our partners each year to support the work they are doing.

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Who is it for?

Development Together assists in finding volunteer, work experience and internship placements for individuals and groups:
  • Under-graduate and post-graduate university/college students* (open to domestic and international students. Australian students may be eligible for OS FEE HELP worth up to $8149AUD, or Scholarships via your university),
  • Professionals and Corporate’s,
  • School, Church and other groups,
  • Retirees, and Families.

Development Together strives to find the best placement to suit your abilities and skills, whilst meeting the partner organisations needs.

*Most placements for university or college students will need to have completed at least the first year of their studies

What can I do?

Volunteer or Intern, and gain international work experience, with sustainable community development partner organisations or community groups to benefit others.
  • Volunteer as an individual, or as part of a small group, with our not-for-profit partners in the developing world,
  • Volunteer placements available from 2-17 weeks,
  • Our placements allow you to be involved in meeting the needs of our not-for-profit partner and their community, whilst taking into account your specific skills and abilities.

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What’s in it for me?

Make a Difference

Contribute to local and global issues, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Skill Development

Develop your professional skills through training, qualifications (optional) and skill specific placements.

Improve Your Employability

Develop your interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and leadership skills, gain international experience, and build your portfolio.

Receive 24/7 Support

We provide unparalleled 24/7 support -prior to your placement commencing, whilst on placement, and after you return.

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The DT Difference

Sustainable Community Projects

Have the freedom to design and deliver sustainable community-based solutions, partnering with Not for Profit organisations in their local communities.

Inter-Professional Programs

Become a leader in your field and learn from diverse professions as you apply your skills to make a difference globally.

Qualified Supervision and Support

Our qualified supervisors provide expert support and guidance in-country, and we provide appropriate preparation to ensure your safety and success.

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The World at Your Fingertips

Development Together offers a variety of volunteer and internship placements around the world. Read through our list of current placement destinations by clicking on the Discover More button for more info.

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