Want to work for Caritas Australia?

To work for us you must have a passion for people and the environment, and a belief in social justice. Our aim is to give the world’s poor a voice so they can be self-sufficient, regain their dignity and have hope for the future.

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A non-government international aid and development organisation, Caritas Australia assists 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific, as well as Indigenous Australia. In fact, we are part of Caritas Internationalis which works in over 200 countries and territories.

Those who work for Caritas must...dedicate themselves to others with heartfelt concern.
Pope Benedict XVI,
Deus Caritas Est

Alongside our international partners, we aim to address the causes of poverty and bring about long-term change. We support programs which promote human development and self-reliance, such as:

  • Improving health
  • Overcoming illiteracy
  • Reducing environmental damage
  • Conserving cultural identity
  • Providing training for better agricultural practices.

Plus we provide humanitarian assistance in emergencies such as the Nepal Earthquake, Cyclone Winston in Fiji and the current East Africa food crisis.

The work of Caritas Australia is shaped by the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). These values provide a moral framework for our work.

If working for us interests you, then browse our positions vacant or register your interest as a volunteer.

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Interested in volunteering overseas? In times of crisis Caritas Australia employs qualified people to assist local agencies with aid and rehabilitation. For more information on volunteering overseas, please contact Palms Australia on 02 9560 5333. Palms Australia is the Australian Catholic Church's lay volunteering agency.