VA Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) Homestay families needed

Volleyball Australia is currently looking for homestay families to host interstate school-age male and female athletes moving to Canberra to participate in the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) Program from February 2020.

The homestay family offers a safe, supportive environment that provides stability for the player, allowing them to focus his/her efforts on their volleyball and academic achievement. The family that provides this home base for the player is called the host family.

Being a host family can be a wonderful opportunity to build a lasting relationship with a talented and dedicated young athlete. It allows you to learn more about the game of volleyball from the perspective of the player and their unique position on the team. It offers you an opportunity to see someone grow in confidence and ability over a very short period of time and follow their careers as they move to higher levels with national teams, overseas colleges or to professional clubs of Europe.

Host families are vital to the success of our Homestay program. It is important that Volleyball Australia and host families work together and set high standards for the players to achieve to ensure the success of the program.

Host families will receive a weekly contribution of $280 to offset the cost of housing and feeding the Athlete. A “Homestay Manual” is available upon request.

If interested in exploring what options are available for 2020, please send an email to

Thanks in advance for both your kind attention and