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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.


Chris Donnelly – Communities and planning in Vanuatu

Published on 28th January 2015


Chris Donnelly – Communities and planning in Vanuatu

Chris Donnelly has recently arrived home from assignment in Northern Vanuatu as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme. During his six-month stint, Chris worked closely with the Penama Provincial Government (in one of Vanuatu’s more isolated areas). Read More

Melanie McIntosh – Finance and business in Timor-Leste

Published on 27th January 2015


Melanie McIntosh – Finance and business in Timor-Leste

Mel was on assignment as a Financial Adviser with Empreza Di’ak in Dili, Timor-Leste, from March 2014 until January 2015. Read More

Renae Carr – Databases in Samoa

Published on 26th January 2015


Renae Carr – Databases in Samoa

Renae was in Samoa from May 2013 until December 2014. She undertook two assignments: nine months with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) and then another nine months with the Samoan Cancer Society (SCS). With both, she worked as a Database Adviser. Read More

Kelvin Hewetson – School infrastructure in Solomon Islands

Published on 21st January 2015


Kelvin Hewetson – School infrastructure in Solomon Islands

Kelvin was a Downer Cadet working as an Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Management (MEHRD) based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He was there from September to December 2014, as part of the New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme. Read More

Andrew Sorensen – Working with schools in Solomon Islands

Published on 20th January 2015


Andrew Sorensen – Working with schools in Solomon Islands

Andrew Sorensen worked as Education Authority Adviser to the Choiseul Provincial Education Authority in the Solomon Islands, from January 2013 until December 2014. Read More

Ken Wong – Scientific research in Samoa

Published on 12th January 2015


Ken Wong – Scientific research in Samoa

Ken volunteered as Scientific Research Adviser for the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS). SROS was set up in 2006 to provide scientific and technical research, and to develop technologies which benefit Samoa's industries, government ministries, corporations, agencies and communities and in turn the national economy. Read More

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, based in 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

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