x

Volunteer stories


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


4
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

The less obvious impacts of Cyclone Pam

Published on 21st April 2015


5
The less obvious impacts of Cyclone Pam

When a cyclone tears through, the immediate concern is for yourself, your neighbours, your village and your island. Read More

Tourism is cruising along in Vanuatu

Published on 2nd April 2015


Tourism is cruising along in Vanuatu

VSA has supported tourism development in Santo for a number of years. Jim Bennie is currently volunteering as Business Management Adviser with Elwood J Euart Association, based in Luganville, Vanuatu. He writes about the progress of tourism development in Espiritu Santo. Read More

A day in the life of a volunteer in Tonga

Published on 26th March 2015


3
A day in the life of a volunteer in Tonga

Lesley Young takes us through a day in her life as an Adviser at the Women and Children Crisis Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Read More

Working with Narea Rural Training Centre in Vanuatu

Published on 9th March 2015


1
Working with Narea Rural Training Centre in Vanuatu

Kurt Schmidli volunteered in Vanuatu from January 2013 to January 2015. He was on assignment as a Business and Marketing Adviser with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, working with their Rural Training Centres (RTC). He was accompanied by his wife and fellow volunteer, Christine, who worked as a Curriculum and Training Adviser... Read More

Sliding slowly into the past

Published on 3rd March 2015


5
Sliding slowly into the past

Christine Schmidli volunteered in Vanuatu from January 2013 to January 2015. She was on assignment as a Curriculum and Training Adviser with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, working with their Rural Training Centres. She was accompanied by her husband and fellow volunteer, Kurt, who worked as a Business and Marketing... Read More

Mucking in for a hospital garden in Vanuatu

Published on 9th December 2014


1
Mucking in for a hospital garden in Vanuatu

Jill Greenhalgh is on VSA assignment with the Farmers' Support Association in Port Vila. She writes about spending her spare time volunteering for a local gardening project. Read More

Waste Management and Health – Vanuatu

Published on 20th October 2014


Waste Management and Health – Vanuatu

Mary O’Reilly, volunteer Waste Management Adviser at Sanma Provincial Council and Luganville Municipal Council, writes about the link between waste management and health. Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9




Recent comments


  • Comment by Margaret Swift on A day in the life of a volunteer in Tonga
    "All the volunteers make an awesome contribution to the Tongan Woman lives here in Tonga, I also think Lesley was able to describe Tonga, her description so beautifully caught the no hurry style of life here in Tonga. Thanks Lesley enjoyed your story and your company at morning tea with the TWISC Ladies this morning. " - Margaret Swift
  • Comment by Mary Little on Literacy classes in Vanuatu
    "Kia ora Lesley, if you are resident in Australia, you may wish to get in touch with AVI (http://www.australianvolunteers.com/) who I'm sure could provide more information about volunteering opportunities for Australians. If you're resident in New Zealand, keep an eye on our vacancies and perhaps register your interest with us (http://bit.ly/VSARegInt). Most educational organisations will require a qualification in teaching, but with your business and management skills there may well be other volunteer vacancies that could suit you." - Mary Little
  • Comment by Lesley Anne on Literacy classes in Vanuatu
    "Hi there I am a recently retired business owner /office manager from Australia and have always wanted to volunteer to teach english in Vanuatu. I am not a teacher but have seen that there are many courses available in Australia to supposedly prepare me for this type of volunteering. My question is whether this dream is feasible? Any information you can suggest would be appreciated.
    Regards Lesley" - Lesley Anne
  • Comment by Kesaya on Literacy classes in Vanuatu
    "This is such a great project and you write so eloquently about it. Thanks Daria!" - Kesaya