VSA’s Chief Executive elected Vice Chair of international forum 

19 November 2020

Stephen Goodman, CEO of Volunteer Service Abroad Te Tūao Tāwāhi, has been elected Vice Chair of The…

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Mentoring in Timor-Leste

6 November 2020

Nearly two weeks into her one-year assignment, Jolene Simoes, senior communications adviser in Timor-Leste found…

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Improving outcomes for communities in PNG 

27 October 2020

In 2018 Neal Hartley travelled to PNG for what seemed like a simple enough assignment - to create a website and…

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New partnership supports emergency care development in the Pacific

19 October 2020

Volunteer Service Abroad Te Tūao Tāwāhi (VSA) and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) have…

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October 2020 update

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Over recent months we have shared a number of updates about COVID-19’s impact on Volunteer Service…

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Fifty years supporting VSA 

21.09.2020 - In the late 1960s, while he was teaching at Queen Victoria School in Fiji, Gavin Kerr helped VSA with a young…

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A passion for quality education - Tonga

11.09.2020 - “There is a real passion for quality education in Tonga,” says VSA volunteer Julie Mcllwraith. “Tongan tertiary…

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Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga 2020 (David Cramp)

07.09.2020 - For Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga, we are delighted to give an update about VSA tūao…

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Creating special connections in Kūki 'Āirani - Cook Islands

04.09.2020 - Anita Corbett accompanied her husband Bruce on his assignment as a Water Engineer with Office of the Prime…

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Bruce Corbett - Resilience in the face of climate change (Cook Islands)

31.08.2020 - As his 65th birthday loomed over the horizon, engineer Bruce Corbett decided it wasn’t time yet to become “a boring…

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When assignments change - Wayne Wooff (Vanuatu)

27.08.2020 - Despite everyone’s best efforts, VSA assignments do not always go to plan. Our volunteers often need exceptional…

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St Peter Chanel Catholic School of Secondary Teacher Education (Papua New Guinea)

24.08.2020 - Principal Alfred Tivinarlik doesn’t hesitate when asked to describe the VSA volunteers who’ve spent time at the St…

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2020

17.08.2020 - After spending two years in Isabel Province in Solomon Islands, there are so many amazing memories…

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International Youth Day 2020 - Lewis Johnson (Solomon Islands)

12.08.2020 - For International Youth Day we are delighted to kōrero with our returned tūao Lewis Johnson who volunteered…

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Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani, [Dahyoung Kim (Dee)]

07.08.2020 - For Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani, we are delighted to kōrero with our Cook…

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Volunteering, chronicling and more - supporting VSA since 1974 (Tonga)

27.07.2020 - Award-winning writer and photographer Neville Peat has been involved with VSA since 1974 – as a volunteer in…

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Mary Hammonds on assignment in PNG (1978-79) 

27.07.2020 From The VSA Way (1987) Author -Neville Peat 

Mary Hammonds, of New Plymouth, worked as a nurse/midwife in…

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Developing sustainable tourism through yoga - Solomon Islands

20.07.2020 - The Western Province of the Solomon Islands has rugged natural beauty, proud and friendly people and an incredibly…

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Being a farm mechanic on Eua in 1970 - Jim Greenhough (Tonga)

03.07.2020 - In 1970 I was lucky enough, as an 18 year old Nelson farm boy, to be selected as a VSA school leaver volunteer and…

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On the path to change in Bougainville - Douglas Hancock

29.06.2020 - After his five months assignment in Bougainville, Douglas Hancock arrived back in New Zealand just in the nick of…

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