Join VSAConnect

Welcome to VSAConnect

VSA Connect Profile PicVSAConnect is VSA's Alumni Association for its returned volunteers and their accompanying partners. It aims to be an active and vibrant alumni community where members can contribute towards building a groundswell of support for VSA across New Zealand.

This is the entry page to VSAConnect’s online platform where returned volunteers can

  • stay in touch with VSA
  • reconnect with returned volunteers and find out what they have been doing since returning to New Zealand
  • obtain up to date development news and information
  • discuss topics of interest through online forums
  • share photos and stories
  • find out about upcoming events
  • participate in development-focused advocacy campaigns and online polls


The latest on your VSAConnect online platform

New material is being loaded all the time. Recently added material includes:

  • Mandela—links to obituaries and other interesting postings
  • Opening of VSA volunteer supported Bougainville Family Support Centre
  • Returned volunteers writing about their experiences
  • Top ten development things to look at these Christmas Holidays


Try out the online platform now

We are currently testing the online platform. Once your membership has been approved by VSAConnect, you can sign in with your email and password in the log-in box above. Then click on the tabs and explore:

  • Buzz — our home page to see the latest from VSAConnect
  • Forums — for news, information and comment on various issues (current forums are development,  earthquake stories, useful development websites, returned volunteer stories, volunteer  reunions, volunteering, fundraising stories and general discussion)
  • News — posted by members, news about VSA, development issues, country updates, events, members etc.
  • Events — upcoming events of interest to members and those interested in development
  • Members — search for returned volunteers who you worked with in the field and haven’t seen for years!!
  • Photos/Videos — posted by VSAConnect members
  • Files — view and share interesting files on anything and everything
  • Comment — on anything which has been posted, and read the comments of other members


Click here to download a pdf with detailed instructions on using the online platform.

Please help us test our online platform.

We need more online testers who are willing to trial and suggest improvements to the platform. This is a chance to share your knowledge, and help influence its future capabilities! Please email us now on vsaconnect@vsa.org.nz if you or a returned volunteer you know can help.

Click here to view our enewsletter VSAConnect E-nius - March 2014

Click here to view our enewsletter VSAConnect E-nius - January 2014

Click here to view our enewsletter VSAConnect E-nius - September 2013

Click here to view our enewsletter VSAConnect E-nius - November 2013


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