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Community First Development

About Community First Development

Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) is a registered charity and non-profit community development organisation committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and promoting reconciliation.
Our vision is an Australia where all Australians live in harmony and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people share the same rights, respect and access to opportunities and rewards, and where their culture is valued and recognised as an asset to Australian society. We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop community and human capacity to improve quality of life, health, and social and economic wellbeing.
ICV’s unique approach to community and human development fosters a spirit of empowerment and collaboration. Indigenous communities are not simply consumers of services, but active participants. We have regional offices across Australia employing Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff.

ICV works directly with and at the invitation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, organisations and communities. We unite them with a national network of skilled volunteers from backgrounds as diverse as childcare, technology, manufacturing, law and medicine. Volunteers work in partnership with communities to strengthen their own efforts to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.

Our practices are participatory and inclusive. We ensure that we are doing things ‘with’ rather than ‘to’ or ‘for’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.


PO Box 6155
Mawson ACT 2607

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