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A safe place to stay

Published on 14th June 2016


A safe place to stay

Fresh produce markets across the Pacific are the lifeblood of their communities. They are gathering places, tourist attractions, and many people in the Pacific are dependent on them for their livelihoods. Vendors are usually women, and more often than not they have little say in the markets’ management and few... Read More

A tribute to Barbara Dawson

Published on 10th June 2016


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A tribute to Barbara Dawson

This week, VSA has been saddened to mark the passing of a pioneering volunteer and staff member, Barbara Dawson. Read More

World Environment Day 2016

Published on 3rd June 2016


World Environment Day 2016

June 5 is World Environment Day (WED) - a day when the United Nations encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Read More

Screen star in Bougainville

Published on 31st March 2016


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Screen star in Bougainville

As well as being a volunteer superstar for VSA with multiple assignments under his belt, Bougainville-based Richard Harris is also a bit of a star in screen-writing circles. Read More

2016 International Development Journalism Competition now open

Published on 23rd March 2016


2016 International Development Journalism Competition now open

Have a passion for covering what's happening in the Asia-Pacific region?  Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Excellence in International Development Journalism competition. Read More

Supporting Fisheries in Papua New Guinea

Published on 22nd March 2016


Supporting Fisheries in Papua New Guinea

Touring the National Fisheries College (NFC) in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, with VSA volunteer Arnold Hawkins, it’s obvious to see his impact there. Read More

International Women’s Day 2016

Published on 8th March 2016


International Women’s Day 2016

This International Women’s Day, the theme is “Pledge for Parity”, aiming for true gender equality, everywhere, by 2030. We celebrate that work today, but it’s a pledge our volunteers make every day in the work they do around the wider Pacific to support women and girls. Read More

VSA's Fiji volunteers safe and well after Cyclone Winston

Published on 23rd February 2016


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VSA's Fiji volunteers safe and well after Cyclone Winston

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is pleased to confirm its four Fiji-based volunteers are safe and well. Read More

VSA signs three year partnership with the Pacific Community

Published on 1st February 2016


VSA signs three year partnership with the Pacific Community

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) today signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC) to work together to assist Pacific Island countries and territories to achieve their development goals. Read More

Boosting local incomes in Timor-Leste

Published on 25th January 2016


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Boosting local incomes in Timor-Leste

Volunteer marketing advisor Tennant Fenton established a model of farming cooperatives for rural Timor-Leste that he estimates generated US$96,000 in income, in a country where the average rural income per person is US$50 a month. Read More

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