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Allanah Kidd - climate change awareness in Fiji

Published on 26th April 2017


Allanah Kidd volunteered as Climate Change Programme Officer with UN Women in their Multi Country Office based in Suva, Fiji from May 2015 to January 2017. Read More

Paulina Szczygiel - education in Timor-Leste

Published on 19th April 2017


Paulina Szczygiel - education in Timor-Leste

Paulina worked as an education adviser for six months with Care International in Timor-Leste. She and a team of four Timorese writers produced a popular, nationwide educational magazine, Lafaek, from September 2016 to March 2017. She had already been living in Timor-Leste for over two years, with her partner who... Read More

Remembering Sheena Hudson

Published on 18th April 2017


Remembering Sheena Hudson

Sheena Hudson, a dear member of the VSA whānau, passed away earlier this month. Carolyn Mark, VSA's former Volunteer Recruitment Manager, shares her memories of Sheena. Read More

Depression Awareness Week in Kiribati

Published on 13th April 2017


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Depression Awareness Week in Kiribati

A screengrab of the first text message sent as part of Depression Awareness Week in both Kiribati and English Read More

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017

Published on 6th April 2017


International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017

Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.  Read More

An interview with Bryn Pearson

Published on 5th April 2017


An interview with Bryn Pearson

Bryn Pearson volunteered as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) in the Solomon Islands in 2016 as part of the Downer / VSA Partnerships Programme. We asked him a few questions about his time in the Solomons... Read More

An interview with Simon Trotter

Published on 29th March 2017


An interview with Simon Trotter

As part of the Downer / VSA Partnerships Programme, Simon Trotter volunteered as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) in the Solomon Islands in 2014.  We asked him a few questions about his role in the Solomons... Read More

An interview with Charlotte Welch-Cropp

Published on 22nd March 2017


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An interview with Charlotte Welch-Cropp

Charlotte Welch-Cropp volunteered as a Infrastructure Adviser with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) in the Solomon Islands in 2016 as part of the Downer / VSA Partnerships Programme. We asked her a few questions about her time in the Solomons... Read More

10 day mark in the Solomons

Published on 14th March 2017


10 day mark in the Solomons

Our newest volunteer in the Solomon Islands gives us a run down of his first week and a half in the country. Read More

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