Our work and partnership approach

VSA knows that we make the most difference by working with people, partners, and communities to create lasting relationships. 

We work with our partners to make sure that all our assignments are locally identified, locally relevant, and locally delivered. Our partner organisations include regional and central government agencies, local and national NGOs, education and health organisations, schools, colleges and health clinics. 

Our goal is to transfer skills and knowledge so that the impact achieved during an assignment remains long after a volunteer returns to New Zealand. 

We also work with New Zealand and regional partners such as UNICEF, UN Women and the Pacific Community (SPC), providing volunteering opportunities across various countries and sectors, contributing to lasting change. 

We offer both long (12 months and over) and short-term volunteering assignments, as well as a remote style of volunteering called e-volunteering. A VSA e-volunteer works online from Aotearoa to help create positive change and build capacity in Pacific communities. 

Where we work

We have trusted partnerships across the Pacific, Timor-Leste and Cambodia. 

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Global Network

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Latest News

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Media and Publications

Annual publications, including Vista and financial reports.

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