Kate Wareham Samoa Visit

VSA’s recently appointed Te Tumu Whakarae (CEO) Kate Wareham, and Marketing Communication Manager, Sarah Maxwell, travelled to Samoa and connected with VSA’s Samoa Programme Manager, Lagi Natanielu.

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SWAG empowering women in business

Samoa Women's Association of Growers (SWAG) are a group of women who share a collective ambition to build a positive future for themselves and their fanau/whānau.

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Sports 4 Life

We spoke to UniVol, Lauren Turner, about the phenomenal mahi she is achieving in partnership with the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee.

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VSA volunteers over the years

We wish to acknowledge the volunteers and their accompanying partners over the last 60 years.

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COVID Calls for Connection

Volunteer Service Abroad has nine local volunteers working within COVID-19 response groups in Solomon Islands.

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Real Economic Benefit

A Cook Island farmer's dream to process kuru breadfruit into flour for local consumption, and to export, is one step closer thanks to help from Volunteer Service Abroad.

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Communicating through a storm

Despite the challenges of remote work, Grace Loftus's assignment has given her the opportunity to meet many interesting people living all over the Pacific.

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Like Building a Ship at Sea

VSA volunteers and South Africa’s first non-racial, democratic election

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60 years of volunteering

VSA President, Dr Simon Mark reflects on the last two decades for VSA.

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Fight against COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands

Supporting and enabling volunteering is what VSA knows how to do, and these skills are helping with the COVID-19 outbreak in the…

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Pacific Tourism Organisation partners with VSA

2.1.2022 - The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) are now collaborating to support tourism in…

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Global Volunteer Standards

At Global Volunteer Standards were launched on 26 October 2021

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Getting Tonga’s crops buzzing

Debra Allan never thought she’d become a beekeeper, but that was before her and Uili Lousi’s concerns about climate change and passion for their Pacific home led them to establish OHAI.

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Upcycling and Recycling in Timor Leste

Adversity drives innovation.

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The Power of Art

Qeto Darcy had always been interested in music and dance.

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Students Abroad

More than a decade and a half from when he first floated the concept with VSA staff and on the eve of his retirement, Otago University Professor, Tony Binns, looks back on the UniVol programme and the hundreds of students it has placed on development assignments abroad.

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Life as an Emergency Doctor

Having worked in Emergency Departments for many years, Dr Mandy Masters is the ideal doctor to be onsite at Northern Provincial Hospital Luganville, developing procedures and training to make the department run efficiently.

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Changes from the Shed

From old shed to state-of-the-art centre for democratic engagement.

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Growing resilience

VSA volunteer Clint Smythe to develop the Cambodia Melon Growers Association in partnership with global development organisation iDE.

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The work before the food is on the plate

With concerns about the potential for an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Samoa, the nation moving into lockdown, and with no veterinarians available to her team in 2019, Volunteer Service Abroad’s assistance came at the perfect time for Principal Biosecurity, Officer Talei Fidow-Moors.

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