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.

Alumni International Volunteer Day Events 2022

  • ACT Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Sunday 27 November, 2.30pm - 4.30pm RSVP
  • WA Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Friday 2 December, 6.30pm - 9.30pm RSVP
  • South Australian Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Tuesday 6 December, 6.30pm -8.30pm RSVP
  • Victoria Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Wednesday 7 December, 6.00pm - 8.00pm RSVP
  • QLD Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Wednesday 7 December, 6.00pm - 8.00pm RSVP
  • NT Alumni International Volunteers Day Event, Sunday 11 December, 11.30am RSVP

We hope to see you at an Alumni event soon!

Join us at Midsumma Festival 2023!

Join us at the Australian Volunteers Program Midsumma festival stall in January 2023.

We would love our LGBTIQ+ volunteers to join us to help promote the program and share your volunteer experiences. 

Get in touch to find out how we can support you to attend Midsumma 2023!

Connections events

Build new Connections with the wider program community and be inspired by the work and lives of others.

Learn more about Connections events

Global Webinar Series

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

Learn more about the Global Webinar Series

A room of smiling people look toward the camera, waving and flashing the peace sign with their hands.
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.
Four women stand around an Australian Volunteer Sign, smiling to the camera.
Program staff and alumni take part in the ACEL Disability and Inclusion Conference in Brisbane.


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.

Upcoming Conferences


Indigenous Allied Health Conference 28 - 30 November, Canberra

2022 Australasian AID Conference 28 - 30 November, Canberra

2023 Conferences

2023 National Volunteering Conference 13-14 February, Canberra

Fundraising Institute Australia Conference 22- 24 February, Melbourne 

2023 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 21-24 May, Hobart

Past 2022 conferences 

ACEL Disability and Inclusion Conference - 16 - 17 May 2022, Brisbane

Speech Pathology Australia National Conference - 22 - 25 May 2022, Melbourne

International Conference on Emergency Medicine - 14 - 19 June 2022, Melbourne

Crawford Fund Conference - 15-16 August, Canberra

International Evaluation Conference - 30 August - 1 September, Adelaide 

Australian Association of Special Education National Conference 11-12 September, Sydney  

Community College Australia Conference 13-14 September, Sydney 

International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations' Conference (IVCO) 16 - 19 October, Senegal (In-person only)

Purpose Conference 19 - 20 October, Sydney


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