We’re interested in working with partners who have a commitment to making real change in the Pacific, who are committed to developing people to realise their potential, and who support collaboration, capacity building and sustainability.

Delivering on the SDGs – new approaches are needed

The Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious and commit the world not only to make progress, but to ‘leave no one behind’. This means we need to reach even the most marginalised and vulnerable people, and to reach them first.

We can use our talent, expertise, networks and resources to achieve our development ambitions together. We have shared commitment to good development practice and good governance, and can build off each other’s strength and expertise.

We can help find skilled volunteers to help you meet development goals. Our volunteers can help to build local staff capability and deliver to your localisation agenda.

VSA has a proven track record of recruiting skilled volunteers, preparing them for their time overseas, and ensuring they have a fantastic experience while they are there. We have offices throughout the Pacific, and have specialist staff to manage any safety, security or health issues.


To find out what your organisation could achieve through partnering with VSA, please get in touch with our dedicated team. We can talk you through the process for setting up a partnership, and things you need to consider.

Contact: partnerships@vsa.org.nz and/or contact Mary Curnow, Director - Fundraising, Alumni & Business Development on +64 4 495 8522.

What our partners say about working with VSA 

“VSA has been a key partner in our work contributing to a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We work really hard to meet these goals with our partners. Sometimes we need some help, VSA can provide this in a really meaningful and impactful way. A long term volunteer makes our projects work better and achieve our goals, but more broadly, VSA volunteers give depth to our work and make improvements that are hard to quantify, but they make us better and we really appreciate their support.” - Andrew Johnston, International Programmes Director, Save the Children New Zealand https://www.savethechildren.org.nz/