How you can help

There are many ways you can participate in and help with the work of Friends of Aileu, East Timor, including:

Friends of Aileu stall

  • Helping to staff information stalls at community events
  • Submitting ideas for awareness-raising or fundraising
  • Assisting at fundraising events, such as our annual Trivia Night
  • Contacting local organisations and businesses that may be interested in assisting with fundraising
  • Contributing articles to the quarterly newsletter or to news and events, and
  • Hosting visitors from Timor-Leste.

If you are interested in participating in or volunteering to help with Friends of Aileu activities or projects, contact the Friends of Aileu Project Officer on 9240 1111.

You can also register your interest by completing the:

Donate to Friends of Aileu's COVID-19 emergency campaign

Friends of Aileu, supported by Moreland and Hume City Councils, stands in solidarity with the people of Aileu, Timor-Leste, as they meet the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donate here

Like the more vulnerable community members in Moreland and Hume, our friends in Aileu are facing many challenges as they adjust to the demands of managing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The restrictions  on association and movement adopted under the national State of Emergency are even more difficult for people living in rural areas of Timor-Leste, with a heavy reliance on local agriculture and difficult access to local and capital city markets, where there are less well-developed community services, and where reliable access to clean water is very limited.

The pandemic and State of Emergency is severely limiting the ability of Health workers distributing COVID-19 suppliesmany households to gain the small cash incomes essential for buying household commodities such as rice, oil, salt and sugar.

All funds raised will be used to support initiatives of the people of Aileu to address urgent medical and livelihood support needs resulting from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly targeting those experiencing disadvantages such as poverty and isolation.

Make a general or project specific donation

You can make a general donation to Friends of Aileu or donate to a project of your choice.

At this stage tax deducatability is not available.

All funds donated to Friends of Aileu are transferred to Timor-Leste partners to support agreed projects in Aileu - see Our projects and achievements.

For information about how to make a donation, you can:

Download the:

Contact the Friends of Aileu Project Officer.

Gift certificates

You can purchase a gift certifcate to one or more of Friends of Aileu's projects in Timor-Leste as a present to a family member or friend.

You nominate the project and the amount, then the gift certificate with the project information is sent to the person. The projects covered include the Oral Health Project, the Laulara Birthing Centre, and the Cr Andy Ingham University Scholarship Program.

For more information about gift certificates, download the

Buy Wild Timor Coffee

Freshly roasted Wild Timor Coffee is available for $13 for a 200 gram pack (ground or beans)

Wild Timor Coffee

Delicious Wild Timor Coffee is now available over the counter at Moreland City Council Customer Service Centres, or direct from the Friends of Aileu Project Officer. 

All funds raised will be used to support community initiatives of Friends of Aileu partner organisations in Aileu.

For further details contact Friends of Aileu Project Officer.

Alternatively, buy Wild Timor Coffee on line or in-shop, and a part of your purchase price will be used to support Wild Timor coffee's own social programs in Aileu and elsewhere in Timor-Leste. 

The organic beans for Wild Timor Coffee are purchased direct from farmers in Belumhato, Aileuon a fair and direct-trade basis.