Returned Australian Volunteer Network

Welcome to your Returned Australian Volunteer Network (RAVN)
RAVN is for returned volunteers from all Australian Government-funded overseas volunteering programs. It is a alumni network that helps you to connect with other returned volunteers and the Australian Volunteer program, as well as serving as a space to advocate for wider awareness of volunteering and Australian aid.

Latest RAVN news

Australian volunteer Si Qi Wen in Samoa

Announcing the Go Back<>Give Back competition

Two returned volunteers have the chance to win a trip back to their Partner Organisations and a $6,000 grant to support their work. Click here to find our how. 


Ros snorkling in Marshall Isalnds

RV Spotlight: 

Julie Wren

‘The time my family spent volunteering in the North Pacific was one of the most profound experiences we have had’. - Julie shares her experience of volunteering as a family. 


RAVN_Climate Change event_PNG Tree Kangaroo

October '18 RAVN Update: Pathways to a development career

The RAVN Update is your bi-monthly e-newsletter on RAVN events, opportunities and updates. In this issue we look at pathways to international development careers. 


Join us at a RAVN event

State Rep workshop

RAVN events are for returned volunteers to network, stay connected and learn about Australian Volunteer Program, Australian Aid initiatives and development issues in our region. Most events are held in capital cities with some regional events throughout the year.  

We are celebrating International Volunteer Day across the country! 

Brisbane | Sat 24 November, 9 am to 12pm @ Hope Street Café - RSVP or to [email protected]

Darwin | Sat 24 November, 6pm to 9.30pm @ Alfonsino’s - RSVP or to [email protected] 

Melbourne | Sat 24 November, 12pm to 3pm @ Albert Park - RSVP or to [email protected]

Adelaide | Wed 28 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm @ The Cumberland Arms Hotel - RSVP to [email protected]

Perth | Tues 4 December, 6pm to 8pm @ Public House, RSVP to [email protected]

Melbourne | Australian Volunteers Program International Volunteers Day Celebration, Wed 5 December, 6-8.30pm @ Queens College - RSVP here

Your RAVN State Representatives

RAVN State Reps group

RAVN State Representatives are motivated, returned Australian volunteers who voluntarily lead RAVN networking activities in their states and territories. State Representatives also engage with Australian Aid actors and other returned volunteers as well as support the Australian Volunteers Program and grow awareness of the impact and value of volunteering.

Click on the links below to meet your State Representatives.

Join a Facebook group

Get social with fellow returned Australian volunteers and your RAVN State Representatives by joining your state or territory's Facebook group. Just click on your State and request to join below: 


Join the LinkedIn group

The RAVN LinkedIn Group is a space for returned volunteers to stay connected, engage in discussions, and find out about the latest network initiatives or professional opportunities. 

Join the RAVN LinkedIn Group

Media Guide

The Volunteer Media and Communications Guide has been developed to assist current and returned volunteers to navigate the storytelling experience, and inspire you to find creative ways to share your stories.

Download the Media Guide

We want to hear from you!

Have you relocated and need to update your contact details? 

Have you changed your email address but want to keep receiving RAVN event invitations and updates? 

Do you have any questions, feedback or suggestions on strengthening your network?

Please contact the RAVN Manager.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 03 9279 1833