Alumni events & opportunities

Connect with like-minded past volunteers online and in person at an event.

Alumni Representatives events

Our events bring past volunteers from all chapters of the volunteer program together for networking and professional development opportunities online, in capital cities and some regional centres throughout the year. 

This page is regularly updated, so be sure to check back frequently. You can also find out about events near you via our Alumni Facebook group and in the Alumni newsletter.

  • WA Alumni Event: Tree Planting and Conservation at Point Peron | Sunday, 4 June | RSVP
  • VIC Alumni Event: Learning and Connecting with Local Volunteering Opportunities in Victoria| Wednesday, 14 June | RSVP
  • SA Alumni Event: A walk along the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri and Botanic Gardens | Saturday, 3 June | RSVP
  • NT Alumni Event: Indigenous Voice To Parliament Information Session And Dinner | Thursday, 8 June | RSVP


The Alumni is committed to supporting volunteers' professional development beyond the completion of their volunteer assignments. If you are intending to participate in one of the below conferences get in touch at to see how we might be able to collaborate.

2023 Conferences

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) 15 - 16 May, Melbourne 

International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) 22-26 October, Kuala Lumpur


It was a really wonderful event. I got to hear from an excellent selection of super-inspiring speakers, and had lots of great conversations with other participants.

- Sally Bolton, a past volunteer supported to attend the Purpose Conference in Sydney 


VIC International Volunteer Day Event 2022
ACT Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
NT Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
WA Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
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QLD Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
SA Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
VIC International Volunteer Day Event 2022
VIC Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022
ACT Alumni International Volunteer Day Event 2022

Post Assignment Workshops

Have you completed an in-country, remote or hybrid assignment since March 2020? We welcome past volunteers to participate in a one-day post assignment workshop to connect with fellow alumni and reflect on your volunteer journey.

Register your details here.

Details of upcoming workshops will be shared in near future.

Please get in touch via if you have any questions about the post assignment workshops.

Information Sessions

Learn about the Australian Volunteer Program and how you can become an Australian volunteer again!

Join us for an Information Session

Global Webinar Series 

Connect, share and learn with our partners and volunteers at our regular online webinars.

Learn more about the Global Webinar Series

Communities of Practice 

Communities of practice bring program participants, partners, alumni and staff together in online communities around a common area of interest. This unique shared learning environment sees members engage in discussion forums, share information, tools and resources and collaborate to strengthen capacity and explore best practice.

We have active Education and Learning’ and ‘Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning’ communities, and are inviting expressions of interest in Grant writing and fundraising’ and ‘LGBTQI+ / Diverse SOGIESC’. 

Please get in touch to get involved:

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Participants at the Global Alumni event in Melbourne, April 2021. The Australian Volunteers Program is bringing Australia Awards scholars and New Colombo Plan alumni together with returned volunteers to connect, share and learn.
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Program staff and alumni take part in the ACEL Disability and Inclusion Conference in Brisbane.