About the network


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

  • RAVN, launched in 2015, is an Australian Government initiative and is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of the Australian Volunteers Program.
  • Anyone who has been an Australian Government-funded international volunteer is invited to be a part of RAVN.
  • Volunteers automatically become part of RAVN when they complete their assignments.
  • In 2018, there are more than 7,000 RAVN members across Australia and overseas. 


Welcome to the Returned Australian Volunteer Network
Returned volunteer participants at first RAVN Conference that was held in 2016.