Read the inspiring, sometimes career and life-altering accounts from returned volunteers as they share their experiences.
In this edition ........................
Giving children in Papua New Guinea the best start in life.
In this final edition for 2020, we are celebrating International Volunteer Day, seeking returned volunteer mentors and are helping with your ethical Christmas shopping.
A message from Zoe Mander-Jones, Australian Volunteers Program Director to returned volunteers.
The 2019 competition is now closed for judging. Check back here for updates in early January, 2020.
Highlands, coast and cities: how Australian volunteers are supporting St John Ambulance in Papua New Guinea
This edition is full to bursting with the launch of the 2019 Go Back <> Give Back Competition, the first RAVN Survey, the save the date for Make an Impact conference and much more.
Every Australian volunteer's professional and personal development journey is unique. Tell us about yours through the 2019 RAVN Survey.
Friendship grants, pangolins, PNG, the Re-Connect Portal and dumplings! In this edition we are celebrating ongoing connections, focusing on our closest neighbour and bringing you RAVN events.
Dumplings, hikes and wildflowers: Patrick Gallus was an Australian volunteer in Mongolia in 2016 and recently had the opportunity to go back. Here he describes a day in the Mongolian countryside.
The 'RAVN Update' is a bi-monthly e-newsletter for returned volunteers - a place to stay connected and learn about RAVN opportunities.
From PNG to Lebanon: A lifetime of volunteering experiences
In this issue, meet Cheryl Johnson from DFAT, responsible for the Australian Volunteers Program, the Australian NGO Cooperation Program and the Australian Aid Friendship Grants, and learn about sports
Returned volunteer Lachlan James reflects on his role as a construction management advisor helping to build housing co-ops as part of resettlement program, while experiencing life in the Philippines.
Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners of the RAVN Go Back <> Give Back competition - a chance for returned volunteers to go and give back to their partner organisation.
Volunteer overseas, develop your career and the world
Australian teacher volunteers in Tanzania with family
"We need more people with disabilities volunteering overseas"
Supporting the country’s first domestically trained paediatric specialists
A message from DFAT: New year, new opportunities for volunteering and staying connect to the Australian Volunteers Program.
Keeping your volunteering experience alive after you return home