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Volunteer comings and goings

Check out who has returned to New Zealand over the past three months and the latest group of volunteers heading out on assignment.


Bridget Robinson – Finance with fisheries in PNG

Published on 17th September 2014


Bridget Robinson – Finance with fisheries in PNG

Bridget volunteered for five months as a Financial Adviser at the National Fisheries College in Kavieng, PNG. Her role was to develop the capacity of the finance team and help staff with their budgeting processes. Staff changes at the College meant that after five weeks Bridget took over as Finance Manager. Read More

New volunteers heading out on assignment - August 2014

Published on 25th August 2014


New volunteers heading out on assignment - August 2014

Featuring our new volunteers who have headed out on assignment in July and August 2014. Read More

Philippa Robinson – Managing the haus stori in Bougainville

Published on 21st August 2014


Philippa Robinson – Managing the haus stori in Bougainville

Philippa volunteered from June 2013 – to July 2014 in Arawa. She was the Library Management Adviser for the Bougainville Heritage Foundation, working at the Bougainville Library (‘Haus Stori’). Read More

Jo and Warwick Bowden – Working with people with disability in Samoa

Published on 4th August 2014


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Jo and Warwick Bowden – Working with people with disability in Samoa

Jo and Warwick Bowden volunteered from 2013-2014 as Disabilities Advisers at Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities in Samoa. This was their third VSA assignment – Jo observes, “We’ve been volunteers 14 out of the last 20 years – in PNG, the Solomons and now Samoa.” Their work with... Read More

Jim and Linda Bennie – Business and tourism in Vanuatu

Published on 4th August 2014


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Jim and Linda Bennie – Business and tourism in Vanuatu

Husband and wife team Jim and Linda Bennie volunteered in Vanuatu for a total of four and a half years – Jim as Tourism Business Development Adviser at the Department of Tourism, and Linda as Hospitality Trainer and Adviser at the Sanma Provincial Tourism Association. Read More

Wendy Roger – Tourism and hospitality in Tonga

Published on 28th July 2014


Wendy Roger – Tourism and hospitality in Tonga

Wendy volunteered from February 2013 to February 2014 as a Hospitality and Tourism Trainer with the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC). Read More

Simon Trotter – Supporting school infrastructure in Solomon Islands

Published on 24th July 2014


Simon Trotter – Supporting school infrastructure in Solomon Islands

Simon volunteered as an Infrastructure Adviser at the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He was there from March to June 2014 as a Downer Graduate, part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme. Read More

Tyler Rosolowski – ICT in Bougainville

Published on 24th July 2014


Tyler Rosolowski – ICT in Bougainville

Tyler volunteered as Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Network for the Bougainville Government in Buka, Bougainville. Read More

Jacky Fuller – Small business in Samoa

Published on 23rd July 2014


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Jacky Fuller – Small business in Samoa

Jacky Fuller volunteered as a Business Adviser at the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) based in Apia, Samoa. She was there initially from April 2011 to April 2013, but extended her assignment for another year in order to achieve her key goal: getting SBEC registered as a training provider by... Read More

New volunteers heading out on assignment - June 2014

Published on 22nd June 2014


New volunteers heading out on assignment - June 2014

Featuring our new volunteers who have headed out on assignment in May and June 2014. Read More

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