FAQs Returned Volunteers



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All VSA's volunteering assignments are based on our principle of skills-sharing - committed volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand working alongside committed local people. So we look for people who are positive, flexible and resilient with great relationship building and mentoring skills. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from accountants and lawyers, to sports trainers and eco-tourism operators.

What VSA provides

As a VSA volunteer we provide you with a living allowance that is sufficient to support yourself during assignment. We'll also supply you with accommodation, return flights, comprehensive insurance cover, and visas and permits.

Apply for an assignment

If you think you have suitable skills for one of the assignments on our list of vacancies, click on the job title. This will take you to a page with a complete assignment description for the role and an application form. You can email or post in your application to us.

Register your interest

If the assignments above don't suit your skills and experience, or you are not available immediately, you can register your interest with us and we'll let you know when something in your field is available. 

I want to know more

Refer to our frequently asked questions to find out more about how it works.

Volunteering options for you

VSA offers short and long term assignments. Volunteers will generally have a recognised professional, trade or commercial qualification and at least two to three years' relevant work experience in the sector. In partnership with a number of New Zealand universities, the VSA UniVol Programme offers and opportunity for tertiary students to undertake a 10 month assignment in the wider Pacific.

View our current vacancies


Volunteer vacancies

Browse our current vacancies for an assignment that suits your skills or register your interest to be informed about new assignments as they come up. Take the first step towards volunteering with VSA.

Volunteer vacancies

Register your interest

Register your skills with VSA and hear about new vacancies in your field as they come up.

Register your skills

Am I eligible?

Take our eligibility quiz to find out which volunteering option you are best suited for.

Take our quiz

Donate to VSA

It costs money to send volunteers overseas and every dollar you donate to VSA goes towards programmes that really do work.

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