Check out who has returned to New Zealand over the past three months and the latest group of volunteers heading out on assignment.
Published on 8th December 2016
Trevor and Alison were based in the coastal town of Baucau, three hours’ drive east of Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili, from February 2015 to November 2016. Trevor was a water and sanitation adviser with aid agency World Vision, and Alison was his accompanying partner. Read More
Published on 7th December 2016
Roanna Salunga was volunteering as a water engineer with the Office of the Prime Minister in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, as part of VSA’s ongoing partnership with GHD Group. Read More
Published on 11th November 2016
Bronwyn Hale was on assignment in Port Vila, Vanuatu as a Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist with the Vanuatu Family Health Association. Read More
Published on 21st September 2016
Adrienne was volunteering in Papua New Guinea as a Project Management Advisor for New Ireland Provincial Administration. Read More
Published on 31st August 2016
A career nurse, Jan Lewis specialises in quality systems and setting up programmes. Read More
Published on 22nd August 2016
Warwick and Jo were special education advisers for the Niue Department of Education, for six months to July 2016. Read More
Published on 19th August 2016
Peter spent eight months in Kiribati, from October 2015 to June 2016, as a land valuation adviser for the Kiribati Government’s Land management Division. Read More
Published on 8th July 2016
This was Dianne Hambrook’s third volunteer assignment with VSA. In this role, she was Business Development Advisor for Shefa Tourism Office in Shefa Province, Vanuatu. Read More
Published on 4th July 2016
Sue was on assignment in Dili from March 2015 to June 2016 with Ba Futuru - a non-governmental organisation in Timor-Leste that uses innovative approaches to reduce violence, empower women, protect children and inspire young learners. Read More
Published on 1st July 2016
This was Brynn’s first assignment for VSA, consisting of a 3 month stint as Infrastructure Advisor for the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Read More
"Kia ora Bronwyn.. it was great reading your brief blog.. looks like you've done alot towards helping the province people to make change..
Veronika (expatriate Aotearoa living in Solomon Isl.)" - Veronika
"Thank you Roslyn and Tom for your time and great effort in helping communities in Kiribati with their projects - sanitation and tamana pump.
I am currently working with the island council of Maiana as an Island project officer (IPO). I will be very grateful to have your email contact and looking forward to seek advice from both of you particularly in documenting a project proposal.
Let me know when you visit Kiribati again so that I can arrange a special tour of the island (Maiana) and Choir gathering with a bowl of kava.
Kam bati n raba
Island project officer
Maiana island council" - Kiatoa Ruaia
It is neat to read your account of your VSA year in Samoa and especially to see the growth of Lotto Taumafai. My time in Samoa was in 2004, when my husband worked on a road design project. I discovered the school and spent 6 months in the classrooms as a volunteer occupational therapist. What a great boost for the staff to move into new school buildings. Talofa" - Frances
"There are 4 of us going to Vanuatu and Tanna Island on August 17th 2016. We will probably have 40kg of spare luggage between us
We would like collect and take donated items to Tanna Island that are needed by the children and Women.
Could you please let me know or put us in contact with someone who can let us know what items are required and who to meet with and hand over to once we get there.
We were thinking pens/pencils/books/pads/clothes etc. or open to other suggestions.
Looking forward to your response so we can start to collecting
" - Donna Flavell