Published on 21st November 2016
The VSA whānau has been saddened by the passing of volunteer and friend Jesse Summers. Read More
Published on 19th November 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
Published on 6th November 2016
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
Published on 4th November 2016
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
Published on 3rd November 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
Published on 31st October 2016
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
Published on 24th October 2016
Peter Bellingham is a volunteer Boat Building Adviser for VSA at Nazareth Rehabilitation Programme (NRP) in Chabai, Bougainville. Read More
Published on 21st October 2016
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
Published on 4th October 2016
Rob Algar and Janna Haan are a couple assigned to Papua New Guinea’s National Fishing College. Janna’s working on aquaponics - a technique that combines aquaculture with hydroponics - in an assignment that will help increase resilience and food security. Read More
Published on 16th September 2016
Mental illness disproportionately affects people living in poverty and hardship, yet as many as nine in 10 people in developing countries go without the mental health care they need. VSA volunteers are working throughout the Pacific with local organisations to lift the stigma and provide support. Read More
"So sad to hear about Jessie we shared the interview and orientation process with her. A wonderful lady gone far too soon.
" - christine schmidli
"This is very sad news. I met Jesse at the February briefing this year. May she rest in peace." - Barbara Gault
"I'm Maori Deaf personal for Maori Deaf Development Officer for sign Language research information
thanks" - Richard Peri
"I was so impressed on your focus Andrew and on the team work started at Te Meeria.
Small steps pointing toward a positive path.
It was awesome to be in Kiribati as a VSA team too.
Best wishes Frances" - Frances