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 21st September 2016
Adrienne was volunteering in Papua New Guinea as a Project Management Advisor for New Ireland Provincial Administration. 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 April 2016
Joris was volunteering in Timor-Leste as a Micro-Business Advisor for Empreza Di’ak. Read More
Published on 30th March 2016
Kahukura was on assignment in Dili, Timor-Leste, for 13 months as an agriculture and natural resources assistant with World Vision. Read More
Published on 29th March 2016
Featuring some of our lovely volunteers who headed out on assignment in December 2015 and January 2016. Read More
Published on 4th March 2016
John Marsh was on assignment in Apia, Samoa for 12 months as Landscaping Advisor for Samoa Tourism Authority. Read More
Published on 17th February 2016
Dr David Jones was stationed in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea for 12 months as a doctor at St Mary’s Hospital, Catholic ArchDiocese of Rabaul. Read More
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
You are an inspiration for me and I admire the work you've done over the years. I was lucky enough to meet you a couple of times and I hope there will be enough energy left in you for all the things you are planning for your future
All the best!
Steffen and Dagmar" - Steffen Gnatzy
"Dianne did an incredible job here. She developed great networks - she and Keith seemed to know everyone, and worked long hours to help the bungalow owners. She worked with some communities waste disposal - a real issue outside of Vila. Great job, Dianne and Keith.1450" - Jill