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Volunteer stories


The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room Celebrates 16 years

Published on 18th July 2016


Written by Alex Wilson (accompanying partner to VSA volunteer Marie-Jo Wilson) Read More

Surf competition at Teaoraereke Beach

Published on 17th June 2016


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Surf competition at Teaoraereke Beach

By John Hermann  Read More

Aerobics Arawa Style

Published on 15th June 2016


Aerobics Arawa Style

By Vasti Venter Read More

Sustainability of Sea Cucumbers in Tonga

Published on 6th October 2015


Sustainability of Sea Cucumbers in Tonga

This week, I attended a 3 day technical meeting/workshop on Sea Cucumbers (also called beche-de-mer) in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Read More

Safe turtle

Published on 4th September 2015


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Safe turtle

Volunteers Frances Hermann (Primary Teacher Mentor) and Sue Marshall (Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist) write about a turtle encounter they had recently in Kiribati. Read More

The crowd goes wild

Published on 26th August 2015


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The crowd goes wild

John Marsh writes from Samoa, where he is volunteering as a Landscaping Adviser, about the All Blacks v Manu Samoa game in July 2015. Read More

A big day in Apia

Published on 26th August 2015


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A big day in Apia

John Marsh writes from Samoa, where he is volunteering as a Landscaping Adviser, about the opening of a new playground in Apia. Read More

The Tongan coronation

Published on 15th July 2015


The Tongan coronation

Lesley Young, volunteering at the Women and Children Crisis Centre, writes about the recent coronation in Tonga. Read More

My umbrella

Published on 25th June 2015


My umbrella

Volunteer Ann Green looks at life on assignment in Bougainville, via the most useful thing she packed. Read More

Literacy classes in Vanuatu

Published on 9th May 2015


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Literacy classes in Vanuatu

Daria Romanos is on UniVol assignment as a Youth Worker at the Northern Care Youth Centre (NCYC) in Luganville, Vanuatu. Like many of our volunteers (and their accompanying partners), she has been looking for ways to do even more than her original assignment entailed. Read More

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