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VSA goes to SIDS

Published on 22nd August 2014


VSA goes to SIDS

The Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be held in Apia, Samoa, from September 1-4 this year. SIDS, as a group of countries, are particularly vulnerable as they tend to suffer disproportionately from natural disasters and economic shocks. Read More

Breadfruit on the menu at SIDS

Published on 21st August 2014


Breadfruit on the menu at SIDS

You’d expect to see breadfruit on the menu at an event in Samoa, but maybe not like this. At the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia (1-4 September 2014), food court vendors will offer gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner options thanks to the Scientific Research Institute... Read More

Taking Kiwi films to Timor-Leste

Published on 11th August 2014


Taking Kiwi films to Timor-Leste

When the New Zealand Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste, put on a Kiwi Film Festival last month, NZ Inc was out in force. Read More

Accessories that change lives

Published on 4th August 2014


Accessories that change lives

Time to shelve the loom bands: Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) and The Body Shop are selling accessories that look great and change lives. Read More

Te wiki o te reo Māori – VSA taking Kiwi culture to the Pacific

Published on 21st July 2014


Te wiki o te reo Māori – VSA taking Kiwi culture to the Pacific

At VSA, we know there’s something special about Kiwi volunteers. They have a sense of fair play and respect for our neighbours in the wider Pacific. We know that stems from our cultural heritage – volunteers find that Māori language and culture often inform their assignments. Read More

Arise, Sir David

Published on 27th June 2014


Arise, Sir David

As the Anglican Church’s representative in Rome, Archbishop Sir David Moxon moves in exalted circles. But he credits his first foray into the wider world as a Volunteer Service Abroad school leaver in 1970 for the path his life has taken. Read More

Researching VSA

Published on 25th June 2014


Researching VSA

Several VSA staff members are undertaking research this year to broaden our understanding of the work we do and continue to improve the way we deliver our programmes. Read More

Building futures together

Published on 25th June 2014


Building futures together

Working with New Zealand and Regional Partners has given VSA volunteers more scope to spread Kiwi expertise to our Asia-Pacific neighbours. Read More

Growing better lives

Published on 25th June 2014


Growing better lives

Most people in the Asia-Pacific make their living through agriculture. VSA supports them in a number of different ways, but the goal is always the same: to enable a better future. Read More

Carolyn Mark celebrates 30 years at VSA

Published on 23rd June 2014


Carolyn Mark celebrates 30 years at VSA

Volunteer Recruitment Manager Carolyn Mark joined VSA in 1984 and has held a number of titles in the intervening years – though probably her most valuable, she jokes, is "institutional memory”. Read More

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