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Volunteer blogs


Property valuation in Kiribati

Published on 5th February 2016


Property valuation in Kiribati

Peter Ward shares with us his first blog post in which he talks about his role in viewing and valuing property in Kiribati. Read More

Q and A with Litia Maiava, Pacific Climate Warrior

Published on 5th February 2016


Q and A with Litia Maiava, Pacific Climate Warrior

Volunteer Louise Thornley interviews Tokelau local Litia Maiava about being a Pacific Climate Warrior – from educating Tokelau’s young people to meeting the Pope in Rome. Read More

Mangoes

Published on 21st January 2016


Mangoes

VSA volunteer Ann Green talks about the mango season in Bougainville... Read More

How to open doors with a machete

Published on 10th December 2015


How to open doors with a machete

Sometimes, island life doesn't go to plan, as Christian Ablinger found out this week while on assignment in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. Read More

Give and take

Published on 2nd December 2015


Give and take

Louise Thornley and Joe Wilson are inspired by the Tokelauan practice of ‘inati’ - communal giving on a larger scale... Read More

Growing Koffie for the Kingdom

Published on 27th November 2015


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Growing Koffie for the Kingdom

Steve Hales takes some time out to visit a coffee plantation finding success in the unlikeliest of places... Read More

Tonga hash #1013

Published on 27th November 2015


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Tonga hash #1013

Steve Hales explains the traditions of the Tonga Hash and talks us through one of their events... Read More

Russian Roulette with fish

Published on 24th November 2015


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Russian Roulette with fish

Christian shares his first taste of Kavieng Markets and his battle with the humble coconut... Read More

Tongatapu tiki tour

Published on 17th November 2015


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Tongatapu tiki tour

It was a long weekend, Monday being Constitution Day, and Lesley, another VSA volunteer, had hired a car for the weekend and kindly invited people to join her to take in some of the sights of Tonga’s largest island. Read More

Life in the village

Published on 16th November 2015


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Life in the village

Experience a day of Honiara village life with Emily Gordon... Read More

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