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Returned Australian Volunteers Network


Returned Australian volunteer

The Returned Australian Volunteer Network (RAVN) is a place for returned volunteers from all Australian Government-funded overseas volunteer programs to connect with each other and continue to tell stories and share ideas and resources, long after returning home from assignment.

Stay connected through LinkedIn

The RAVN LinkedIn Group is a way to stay connected. By joining, you can:

  • Network with other returned Australian volunteers 
  • Engage in discussions, post interesting information or share relevant job vacancies
  • Be notified of local, state and national events for returned Australian volunteers  
  • Share your own returned volunteer events

The group is moderated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implementing partners Australian Volunteers International and Scope Global. Access is limited to returned volunteers who have participated in Australian Government-funded overseas volunteer programs.

RAVN Storytelling Toolkit

The RAVN Storytelling Toolkit has been developed to assist returned volunteers to navigate the storytelling experience, and inspire you to find creative ways to share your stories.

Download the toolkit here.

RAVN Networking Events

RAVN networking events are held in each state and territory throughout the year.

To find out about upcoming events, join the RAVN LinkedIn Group or visit the DFAT website.

AVID e-Magazine

Find out what is happening in the world of international volunteering. With stories from current volunteers in the field and returned volunteers, you’re sure to find inspiration, encouragement and a bit of support in each quarterly edition.

Sign up for the AVID e-Magazine via the DFAT AVID portal.


The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative. This program has been developed by Australian Volunteers International, a delivery partner for the AVID program.