Congratulations RAVN Go Back<>Give Back initiative winners!

Find out how 10 returned volunteers and their partner organisation are using their $10,000 grants to deliver exciting development projects together.

The Returned Australian Volunteer Network’s Go Back<>Give Back initiative recognises and celebrates the ongoing connections between Australian Volunteers Program alumni and partner organisations.  

With COVID-19 preventing safe international travel, we are unable to send alumni winners to ‘go back’ to their partner organisations in person his yearInstead, alumni winners are supporting their partner organisation remotely (from Australia) to deliver their project together. 

We received 32 applications this year. Due to the high-quality and demonstrated need of applicants, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade generously increased the amount of grants available from five to 10 grants of AUD$10,000.

Find out about the 2021 RAVN Go Back<>Give Back winners and their projects:

Australian volunteer Dani Clark, Vila Central Hospital
Australian volunteer Dani Clark was an Emergency Response Registrar with the Vila Central Hospital, Port Vila, Vanuatu. In this photo she is with her colleagues (L-R): Roselyn Morribo (Nurse based in emergency) and Adenise Meltemal (nurse aide). Photo: Harjono Djoyobisono
Goat, Timor-Leste
Goats will be gifted to communities of Tanh Linh, Vietnam, and bred and milked to increase household income. Photo: Harjono Djoyobisono

Be inspired by past winners

Be inspired by past winners:

Find out about the 2019-20 winners’ projects, and watch below how the 2018 winners were able to go and give back to their partner organisations. *Please note, alumni must support their partner oganisation remotely (from Australia) for the 2021 Go Back<>Give Back initiative.