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.

  • SA Alumni Networking Event: Connect with fellow Alumni: Saturday 16 September, 5.30pm -7pm Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Cascades Lounge, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide. Register here
  • NSW Alumni Event: Community Conversation & Lunch, Saturday, 23 September at 12pm-2pm at Colombo Social, 159 Enmore Road, Enmore. Resgister here.
  • NT Alumni Event: International Day of Peace Gathering, Sunday, 24 September at 10am at Eva’s Café Darwin Botanical Gardens, register to
  • WA Alumni Event: WA Museum Boola Bardip Tour, Sunday, 1 October ay 10.45am at WA Museum Boola Bardip. Register here.


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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 or you are interested in attending another conference get in touch at to see how we might be able to collaborate.

2023 Conferences

Crawford Fund Conference 4 September, Canberra   

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Conference 27-29 September, Brisbane 

International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) 22-26 October, Kuala Lumpur 

Purpose conference, 8-9 November, New South Wales

Australasian Aid Conference 5-7 December, Canberra  


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 


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Post Assignment Workshops

Have you completed an in-country, remote or hybrid assignment since March 2020? We welcome past volunteers to participate in a one-day post assignment workshop to connect with fellow alumni and reflect on your volunteer journey.

The next workshop will be held in Adelaide on Saturday 16 September 2023.

Please get in touch via if you have any questions about the post assignment workshops.

Alumni Facilitators

We're looking for Alumni Facilitators to encourage participants to share their stories and participate actively at our Post Assignment Workshops. In this role you will be supporting fellow volunteers who have just completed their assignment debrief and reflect on their experiences.

This volunteer role is supported by the Volunteer Support Lead, Alumni Manager and Alumni Coordinator. Becoming an Alumni Facilitator is also an opportunity to expand your experience in the areas of workshop and training facilitation, communications. You will also engage and support your fellow recent alumni by helping them to connect with each other and the Australian Volunteers Program.

For more information and a full outline of the position and requirements please download the Position Description.

Submit your Expression your Interest to join one of our upcoming workshops as an Alumni Facilitator.

Information Sessions

Learn about the Australian Volunteer Program and how you can become an Australian volunteer again!

Join us for an Information Session

Global Webinar Series 

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

Learn more about the Global Webinar Series

Communities of Practice 

Communities of practice bring program participants, partners, alumni and staff together in online communities around a common area of interest. This unique shared learning environment sees members engage in discussion forums, share information, tools and resources and collaborate to strengthen capacity and explore best practice.

We have active Education and Learning’ and ‘Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning’ communities, and are inviting expressions of interest in Grant writing and fundraising’ and ‘LGBTQI+ / Diverse SOGIESC’. 

Please get in touch to get involved:

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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.
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Program staff and alumni take part in the ACEL Disability and Inclusion Conference in Brisbane.