Project Friendship

Each August people across New Zealand buy colourful hand-woven friendship bracelets to support the work of VSA volunteers in developing countries. In 2013 Project Friendship was on from 12-18 August.

Project Friendship is VSA’s biggest annual fundraiser and the only one that focuses specifically on youth. During Project Friendship week schools, The Body Shop, Four Square and Girl Guides around New Zealand showe their support by selling and wearing our colourful $3 friendship bracelets, plus Dressing Up for Change.


Dress Up For Change

Dress Up for Change is a fun new addition to VSA’s Project Friendship. As well as selling our popular hand-woven friendship bracelets, we also invite you to dress up in your favourite costume and raise money to help change the lives of young people in the Pacific.

Spend a day during Project Friendship Week in costume. You could dress up individually or how about dressing up with your classmates as a team? Whatever you decide, we suggest you charge $2 for everyone who takes part.

All the money raised is used to support the work of VSA volunteers working with young people in the Pacific.


Our bloggers

Each year some of our super cool VSA volunteers write blogs about what they're doing on assignment (and some of what they do on the weekends, including everything from hip-hop dance-offs to diving with turtles).

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Kylie in the Solomons

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Max in Vanuatu

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Norah in Bougainville




Registrations for Project Friendship 2013 are closed. Email info@vsa.org.nz with the subject line "Project Friendship" for more information.


Additional resources

VSA Project Friendship and schools

VSA Project Friendship and GirlGuiding NZ

Win an iPad2

Fundraise for VSA and send in a photo of your Dress up for Change outfit by September 30th to be in to win.