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Te wiki o te reo Māori – VSA taking Kiwi culture to the Pacific

Published on 21st July 2014


Te wiki o te reo Māori – VSA taking Kiwi culture to the Pacific

At VSA, we know there’s something special about Kiwi volunteers. They have a sense of fair play and respect for our neighbours in the wider Pacific. We know that stems from our cultural heritage – volunteers find that Māori language and culture often inform their assignments. Read More

Arise, Sir David

Published on 27th June 2014


Arise, Sir David

As the Anglican Church’s representative in Rome, Archbishop Sir David Moxon moves in exalted circles. But he credits his first foray into the wider world as a Volunteer Service Abroad school leaver in 1970 for the path his life has taken. Read More

Researching VSA

Published on 25th June 2014


Researching VSA

Several VSA staff members are undertaking research this year to broaden our understanding of the work we do and continue to improve the way we deliver our programmes. Read More

Building futures together

Published on 25th June 2014


Building futures together

Working with New Zealand and Regional Partners has given VSA volunteers more scope to spread Kiwi expertise to our Asia-Pacific neighbours. Read More

Growing better lives

Published on 25th June 2014


Growing better lives

Most people in the Asia-Pacific make their living through agriculture. VSA supports them in a number of different ways, but the goal is always the same: to enable a better future. Read More

Carolyn Mark celebrates 30 years at VSA

Published on 23rd June 2014


Carolyn Mark celebrates 30 years at VSA

Volunteer Recruitment Manager Carolyn Mark joined VSA in 1984 and has held a number of titles in the intervening years – though probably her most valuable, she jokes, is "institutional memory”. Read More

Vital IT supplies on their way to Timor-Leste

Published on 20th June 2014


Vital IT supplies on their way to Timor-Leste

With a little help from his friends at the New Zealand Embassy in Dili and the RNZAF, volunteer Josh Brooks has organised 10 laptops for training at Belun. Josh is on his second VSA assignment, as a Database Adviser with Belun, a Timor-Leste NGO set up to bolster civil society... Read More

National Volunteer Week

Published on 15th June 2014


National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week starts Sunday June 15, and Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is celebrating the work our volunteers do in international development. In the last year, we have had nearly 200 volunteers working with our Asia-Pacific neighbours to make a positive change. Read More

Prime Minister meets with VSA volunteers

Published on 11th June 2014


Prime Minister meets with VSA volunteers

VSA’s volunteers in Samoa met with Prime Minister John Key on his official visit to the country last week. Read More

VSA joins the Global Partnership for Youth

Published on 29th May 2014


VSA joins the Global Partnership for Youth

Volunteer Service Abroad is pleased to endorse the United Nations’ Global Partnership for Youth (GPY2015). The population of youth (15-24) is the largest the world’s ever seen, and more than four in every five young people live in developing countries. Read More

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