Returned Australian Volunteer Network (RAVN)

The Returned Australian Volunteer Network (RAVN) was launched in 2015 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The network brings together people who have volunteered through the Australian aid program since the 1960s.

As a returned volunteer, you will be able to access a Debrief weekend, social events, professional development opportunities, newsletters, and more. Make sure you register for RAVN below to enjoy all of the network’s benefits.

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Stay connected with the alumni network and events.


Find out more about Debrief and register for the next session.

LinkedIn Group

Join the conversation in the official RAVN LinkedIn Group.

Professional development opportunities

Development Placements

Returned volunteers negotiate a short-term, skills-based placement with an Australia-based organisation that is designed to mutually benefit both the returned volunteer and organisation and facilitate an exchange of skills, knowledge, networks and experience.


A partnership between Scope Global and Ladder creates LEAP (an acronym for learn together, empower each other, aspire to new possibilities). Returned Australian volunteers have the opportunity to use their experience and skills to mentor a young Australian who has experienced homelessness.


Stay up to date with the latest opportunities.