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Volunteer

All VSA's volunteering assignments are based on our principle of skills-sharing - committed volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand working alongside committed local people. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from accountants and lawyers, to sports trainers and eco-tourism operators.

What VSA provides

As a VSA volunteer we provide you with a living allowance that is sufficient to support yourself during assignment. We'll also supply you with accommodation, return flights, comprehensive insurance cover, and visas and permits.

Apply for an assignment

If you think you have suitable skills for one of the assignments on our list of vacancies, click on the job title. This will take you to a page with a complete assignment description for the role and an application form. You can email or post in your application to us.

Register your interest

If the assignments above don't suit your skills and experience, or you are not available immediately, you can register your interest with us and we'll let you know when something in your field is available. 

I want to know more

Refer to our frequently asked questions to find out more about how it works.

Volunteer vacancies

Browse our current vacancies for an assignment that suits your skills or register your interest to be informed about new assignments as they come up. Take the first step towards volunteering with VSA.

Volunteer vacancies

Am I eligible?

Take our eligibility quiz to find out which volunteering option you are best suited for.

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Short-term volunteering


Short-term volunteering

VSA has recently added short-term assignments to its volunteering options. Our short-term assignments vary from three to 12 months in length.

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Youth volunteering


Youth volunteering

VSA offers placements for young people interested in volunteering through partnerships with Victoria and Otago Universities.

Find out more about Youth Volunteering


Long-term volunteering


Long-term volunteering

Our standard volunteering assignments last for two years with a requirement for volunteers to have a few years’ work experience and relevant qualifications.

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Donate to VSA

It costs money to send volunteers overseas and every dollar you donate to VSA goes towards programmes that really do work.

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