VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
Every year we connect skilled people to share their experience and knowledge directly with local people and communities to create lasting, positive change across the wider Pacific.
What makes a great VSA volunteer?
VSA looks for individuals who are
Our recruitment process
All prospective volunteers will undergo a comprehensive selection process that includes:
What’s in it for you?
Volunteering is a unique way to utilise your skills in a new environment, become embedded in a new culture and make friends for life. We asked our returned volunteers what they got out of it, and they all say they got far more than they gave, which included:
Support and benefits
Before you go
When you come home
What we do and where we work
We work across Polynesia, Melanesia, Timor-Leste, and Cambodia, with organisations that range from grassroots community groups to UN agencies and corporate organisations.
Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from engineering, renewable energy, education and health to the fields of law, business and tourism.