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A home away from home (away from home)

Published on 18th February 2015


A home away from home (away from home)

At Kokopo Business College, Alison Holmes enjoyed the personal touch. Volunteering as a Tertiary Education Adviser, Alison says she quickly found that despite her enormous input into the College’s plans, such as being granted Polytechnic status by the Papua New Guinea Ministries of Education and Higher Education, her greatest impact... Read More

Trekking for good

Published on 4th February 2015


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Trekking for good

Paul Bedggood has one of the world’s greatest offices. It spans from the west coast of the Bougainville to the centre of the island, running a course through traditional villages, past World War II relics, via waterfalls, caves and swimming holes. Read More

Movember in Samoa

Published on 12th December 2014


Movember in Samoa

In Samoa, December follows Pinktober and Movember, a busy two months on the Samoa Cancer Society’s (SCS) calendar. Read More

Congratulations to Empreza Di'ak

Published on 12th December 2014


Congratulations to Empreza Di'ak

Volunteer Service Abroad congratulates our partner Empreza Di’ak, who have been awarded the prestigious Sérgio Vieira de Mello Human Rights Award by His Excellency the President of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak. Read More

International Volunteer Day 2014

Published on 5th December 2014


International Volunteer Day 2014

Every year, more than one million New Zealanders volunteer here and overseas, in their own communities and in countries facing hardship and poverty. Their goal is to work with those who wish to improve their lives, and the lives of others, in some way. Read More

VSA Annual Congress 2014

Published on 21st November 2014


VSA Annual Congress 2014

The Wellington sun shone on VSA’s annual congress on November 8, when 95 attendees gathered to hear about the past year’s work, share their stories and celebrate successes. Read More

International Volunteer Managers' Day 2014

Published on 5th November 2014


International Volunteer Managers' Day 2014

Today, November 5, is International Volunteer Managers' Day. Read More

Announcing the result of the 2014 Council election

Published on 31st October 2014


Announcing the result of the 2014 Council election

The following candidates were elected to Council and begin their four year term at the AGM taking place on 8 November 2014: Read More

Cleaning up the town

Published on 27th October 2014


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Cleaning up the town

Gina Tari Buletare’s day starts at 4am. She and her husband are both public servants, working in Luganville, Vanuatu, and their four kids aged three to eight, need setting up for the day. Read More

Family violence in the Pacific

Published on 24th October 2014


Family violence in the Pacific

If an angry husband decides to try to get his wife back from one of Bougainville’s safe houses, he will have to contend with Sister Lorraine first. The four safe houses, established and run by the Sisters of Nazareth as the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre, offer safety and advice for women... Read More

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