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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.


Stephanie Harris – High school transformation in Timor-Leste

Published on 17th December 2014


Stephanie Harris – High school transformation in Timor-Leste

Stephanie Harris was on UniVol assignment as a Youth Programme Assistant at Ba Futuru, basedin Dili, Timor-Leste. She was the first VSA volunteer to work with this partner organisation. Read More

Nataly Noguer – Records in Bougainville

Published on 16th December 2014


Nataly Noguer – Records in Bougainville

Nataly completed her Honours degree in International Relations at Victoria University before taking on her UniVol assignment. With fellow UniVol Stephanie Lamborn, she volunteered as a Records Management and Archives Assistant in the Autonomous Bougainville Goverment’s (ABG) Division of Media and Communication in 2014. Read More

Emily Steel – Working for women and youth in the Solomon Islands

Published on 15th December 2014


Emily Steel – Working for women and youth in the Solomon Islands

Emily worked as Youth Sports and Women's Affairs Officer at the Honiara City Council in the Solomon Islands. Her assignment aimed to implement a programme to empower youth, review current strategy, prioritise where effort should be concentrated and create project and funding proposals. Read More

New volunteers heading out on assignment - December 2014

Published on 11th December 2014


New volunteers heading out on assignment - December 2014

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

Ros Hosking – Administration in Timor-Leste

Published on 9th December 2014


Ros Hosking – Administration in Timor-Leste

Ros spent 18 months in Dili, along with her husband and fellow volunteer, Doug. Ros took on two separate assignments: Administration and Accounts Mentor at Sentru Dezenvolvimentu Rekursu Apredizajen (SDRA) and Administration Adviser at Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD). Read More

Doug Hosking – Finance in Timor-Leste

Published on 9th December 2014


Doug Hosking – Finance in Timor-Leste

Doug spent 18 months in Dili, along with his wife and fellow volunteer, Ros. During this time, he did two assignments: the first as Finance Systems Adviser at FONGTIL, and the second as Finance Systems Adviser at the Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD). Read More

Christine Hartley – Writing in Samoa

Published on 9th December 2014


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Christine Hartley – Writing in Samoa

Christine took a short-term assignment in Apia, as a writer/blogger for the Samoan Tourism Authority (STA). This was in the lead-up to and during the UN Small Island Developing States conference (SIDS) and the Teuila Festival, both held in August and September 2014. This was Christine's second assignment with VSA. Read More

Hani Jossi – Hospitality and volunteering in Samoa

Published on 3rd December 2014


Hani Jossi – Hospitality and volunteering in Samoa

Hani Jossi volunteered for five months in Samoa, one of six VSA volunteers working behind the scenes of the SIDS Conference and Teuila Festival. Read More

Vanessa Hart – Supporting Samoa's tourism industry

Published on 1st December 2014


Vanessa Hart – Supporting Samoa's tourism industry

Vanessa was on a short-term assignment in Apia, as Office Management Adviser for the Samoa Hotel Association (SHA). This was in the lead-up to and during the UN Small Island Developing States conference (SIDS) and the Teuila Festival, both held in August/September 2014. Read More

Phoebe Newsham – IT training with the Olympic Committee in Samoa

Published on 28th November 2014


Phoebe Newsham – IT training with the Olympic Committee in Samoa

Phoebe studied Human Geography and International Relations at Victoria University. She had always thought about volunteering, so when a returned volunteer gave a presentation at one of her classes, it immediately appealed. She says the UniVol programme "was a good transition thing to do after my degree – I wasn't ready... Read More

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