Stay connected

Your assignment may have ended but your volunteer journey can continue through the Returned Australian Volunteers Network.

RAVN offers many ways for returned volunteers to stay connected with the Australian Volunteers Program, Australian aid initiatives and each other, and also provides an opportunity for you to contribute your skills and experience back into the program. Scroll down for exclusive returned volunteer resources. 

Returned volunteer Facebook groups

Every state and territory has its own RAVN Facebook group for returned volunteers to connect and share interesting content and opportunities for peer and professional development. Join your group and say hello to returned volunteers in your area.

RAVN LinkedIn

A closed LinkedIn group for returned volunteers wanting to grow professional networks, find or share career opportunities, and see Australian Volunteers Program news. 

Join here

RAVN Update newsletter

Stay connected, and get our latest news, events, opportunities and updates in your inbox. The RAVN Update newsletter is bimonthly and volunteers are subscribed automatically when returning home. Not getting your newsletter? Check your junk mail or sign-up. 

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Resources for returned volunteers

Are you looking for employment in international or community development? Or local volunteering opportunities now that you have returned home? Wondering how to tell potential employers about your skilled volunteering experience? The links below connect with Australia's biggest job and volunteering platforms. 

We’ve produced resources to help current and past volunteers tell their own personal stories and share the value of international volunteering by harnessing photography, video and social media.

Learn about RAVN and discover more exclusive opportunities and alumni events for returned volunteers.

Photo1 ACT RAVN Event Oct 2019
RAVN Representatives organise fun and informative networking activities for returned volunteers. Photo: ACT RAVN Representatives
Australian volunteer Tanya Carmont works with her Swim Vietnam colleague on rescue skills
Swim Vietnam won a 2020 Go Back Give Back grant, securing new water safety training equipment. Photo: Ms Nhung
RAVN Reps Jonno and Mira with former RVN Reps Julie Wren and Lana Elliott QLD RAVN IVD 6 Dec 2020
Returned volunteers (from left) Julie, Jonno, Mira and Lana re-connecting at a RAVN event. Supplied: QLD RAVN Representatives
Photo exhibition at the 2019 IVD event at Parliament House
Australian Volunteer Program photo exhibition at the 2019 International Volunteer Day celebration event at Parliament House. Photo: DFAT