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Volunteer blogs


A rainbow of soups

Published on 30th September 2014


A rainbow of soups

Recipes from Moniek and Stephanie: three soups. Read More

Tarawa: an introduction

Published on 27th September 2014


Tarawa: an introduction

It has been a little over three months since I left New Zealand for Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas), to teach on the island of Tarawa. Read More

Dancing, signing, singing and remembering

Published on 26th September 2014


Dancing, signing, singing and remembering

On 2 September my fellow VSA volunteer, Vinnie, my colleague Pius and myself, were delivering stools and schoolbooks for the kids at Vunakanau and Vunapope centres. Read More

Gurias and volcanoes

Published on 11th September 2014


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Gurias and volcanoes

Since my last blog, my netball team, the Agmark Ravens, won the local tournament in Kokopo. It was so much fun and we played with amazing team spirit. During the last quarter we were neck-and-neck with the Butterflies but at the last minute we scored four more goals and won... Read More

Being part of Team VSA at the SIDS Conference

Published on 8th September 2014


Being part of Team VSA at the SIDS Conference

My volunteering assignment as the communications person for Team VSA in Samoa at the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States has ended. It was a spontaneous decision to take on this assignment, but sometimes these are the ones that turn out the best. Read More

Helping TNC meet the challenge of mining

Published on 8th September 2014


Helping TNC meet the challenge of mining

Mining is a big issue in the Solomon Islands, both for the general population as well as for agencies like my partner organisation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Read More

What to wear to a conference

Published on 5th September 2014


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What to wear to a conference

I have really enjoyed my VSA assignment as a communications person for VSA for the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa. Read More

VSA volunteers share stories over dinner

Published on 4th September 2014


VSA volunteers share stories over dinner

While Samoa is buzzing over the SIDS Conference, our volunteers took time off to relax and have dinner with visiting CEO Gill Greer at the Yacht Club in Mulinu’u. It was an evening to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who form the backbone of VSA. Read More

Stronger partnerships through volunteering

Published on 3rd September 2014


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Stronger partnerships through volunteering

Volunteering needs to be better recognised. That’s the message at the heart of today’s parallel event titled “Stronger Partnership through Volunteering in SIDS” co-hosted by VSA and UN Volunteers. Read More

Samoa wows SIDS delegates

Published on 2nd September 2014


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Samoa wows SIDS delegates

Villages have put up amazing displays to ensure visitors to Samoa for the United Nation SIDS Conference, which runs 1-14 September 2014, are greeted with open arms. Read More

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