Since 1962 Volunteer Service Abroad has been fortunate to have incredible individuals supporting and working with us collectively to help us achieve sustainable development throughout the Pacific region and its neighboring communities.  

We have a strong Council that drives the strategy directly alongside the Te Tumu Whakarae and Senior Leadership Group.

Our head office is located in Te-Whanganui-o-Tara / Wellington and a small office is located in Tāmakimakaurau / Auckland with dedicated staff focused on recruiting great volunteers and sharing their journey.

To honour our locally led approach we also have international offices located in Dili (Timor-Leste), New Britain (Papua New Guinea), Buka and Arawa (Bougainville), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Santo (Vanuatu), Apia (Samoa), and Avarua (Cook Islands).

The work is supported by Interest Groups (IG) across Aotearoa New Zealand, and we welcome all people interested in international development to join your local IG to participate in events and share experiences with others.

VSA Council

Volunteer Service Abroad Society Incorporated was established in 1962. Its first volunteers were deployed the following year…

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Interest Groups

VSA Interest Groups are open to anyone who is interested in the work of VSA and the International Development sector. VSA…

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Our Staff


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Work for VSA

Transform your life and the lives of othersDo you want to work for an organisation that is making a difference in the Pacific…

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Life Members and Supporters

VSA would like to acknowledge some of our very important people and supporters 

Life Members:

Hilary Smith


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