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Wrapping up my time in Vanuatu

Published on 12th September 2016


Wrapping up my time in Vanuatu

Returned volunteer Alan Withy reflects on his time in Vanuatu and the highlights of his assignment. Read More

The Pacific Way

Published on 7th September 2016


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The Pacific Way

Stephen Soole is impressed with a cross-cultural performance by children at Port Vila Central School... Read More

Tying it all together: training, communities and volunteers

Published on 29th August 2016


Tying it all together: training, communities and volunteers

Bronwyn wraps up her Vanuatu blog with a report on her training visit to the islands of Ambae and Pentecost. Read More

The rats of Ambae

Published on 22nd August 2016


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The rats of Ambae

Riana, our latest volunteer blogger in Vanuatu, explains what it's like to share her accommodation with some of Ambae's more unique residents. Read More

Grown men happy to wear a dress

Published on 16th August 2016


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Grown men happy to wear a dress

If you were in Tongatapu recently, you might have seen a group of men and women running in red dresses. Volunteer Steve Hales explains why... Read More

Volunteering is a reward in itself

Published on 8th July 2016


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Volunteering is a reward in itself

In Vanuatu, Stephen Soole has learned that volunteering is all about expecting the unexpected... Read More

Many farewells

Published on 6th July 2016


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Many farewells

Warwick and Jo's time in Niue has come to an end, and with it, plenty of mixed emotions... Read More

First working week

Published on 5th July 2016


First working week

Robyn Metzger is settling into the Samoan way of life and learning a few things about herself along the way... Read More

First week in Samoa

Published on 22nd June 2016


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First week in Samoa

In her first post as a VSA volunteer, Robyn Metzger shares her orientation experience and initial impressions of Samoa... Read More

Positive progress for the Tongan Mabé pearl industry

Published on 20th June 2016


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Positive progress for the Tongan Mabé pearl industry

The Mabé pearl industry in Tonga continues to grow via a wave of new initiatives. Volunteer Steve Hales shares the latest progress in the industry... Read More

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