Bill Armstrong has been deeply involved in this movement since the 1960s, working with organisations such as the Overseas Service Bureau (now Australian Volunteers International), and Indigenous Community Volunteers.
In his interview with Robin Davies, he sees a special place for volunteers in our engagement with countries in the region.
‘Volunteers work with the community. They work with the government. They work as employees of whoever it is they’re working for. They work alongside their colleagues. They’re much more like one of them [than consultants].”
Read our profile of Bill Armstrong and his life’s work supporting and promoting volunteering here.
This is the final in our series of Aid Profiles for 2016. The whole series makes great summer reading – catch up here.
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