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Celebrating Waitangi Day as a volunteer abroad

Published on 9th February 2017


Celebrating Waitangi Day as a volunteer abroad

Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of New Zealand's founding document and as such, is always a special day of celebration for Kiwis across New Zealand and abroad. Our volunteers across the Pacific celebrated Waitangi Day 2017 in various ways, both formally and informally. Read More

Stephen Woolcott remembered in Netflix documentary

Published on 27th January 2017


Stephen Woolcott remembered in Netflix documentary

A new Netflix documentary called Tales by Light has re-ignited interest in the work of tourism operator and VSA friend Stephen Woolcott and his business Kabaira Dive in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Read More

Remembering Jesse Summers

Published on 21st November 2016


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Remembering Jesse Summers

The VSA whānau has been saddened by the passing of volunteer and friend Jesse Summers. Read More

World Toilet Day 2016

Published on 19th November 2016


World Toilet Day 2016

Today is World Toilet Day. While the subject matter might seem slightly comical, the point behind the day is a serious one. Read More

VSA's award for excellence in international journalism winner announced

Published on 6th November 2016


VSA's award for excellence in international journalism winner announced

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) was pleased to award its third annual award for excellence in international development journalism at its annual Congress on Saturday, November 5. Read More

Partnership key to bat conservation in Bougainville

Published on 4th November 2016


Partnership key to bat conservation in Bougainville

Conservation of endangered bat species in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has seen exciting progress in 2016, thanks to a partnership between Bougainville Bureau for the Environment, Bat Conservation International (BCI), Rotokas Ecotourism (RET) and Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA). Read More

International Volunteer Managers Day 2016

Published on 3rd November 2016


International Volunteer Managers Day 2016

“International Volunteer Managers Day” is a mouthful – but that’s appropriate, given the size of the job our Country Programme Managers (CPMs) do. Read More

Fond farewells and new beginnings

Published on 31st October 2016


Fond farewells and new beginnings

It's been a special week at VSA, one of fond farewells and new beginnings. After nearly a decade in our heritage office building in Waring Taylor Street, we packed up and shifted to new premises at 77 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea. Read More

Matchin Bay's Maiden Voyage

Published on 24th October 2016


Matchin Bay's Maiden Voyage

Peter Bellingham is a volunteer Boat Building Adviser for VSA at Nazareth Rehabilitation Programme (NRP) in Chabai, Bougainville. Read More

Birgit takes out Tour de Timor

Published on 21st October 2016


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Birgit takes out Tour de Timor

Last month Timor-Leste based volunteer Birgit Hermann finished on top of her category for one of the most gruelling mountain bike races in the Southern Hemisphere - the Tour de Timor. Read More

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