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Celebrating World Environment Day

Published on 13th June 2017


Celebrating World Environment Day

Our Early Intervention class have been learning about the ocean recently, and this week we decided to conclude by celebrating World Environment Day (June 5) with a class trip to Nango Island. Early Intervention children are essentially pre-schoolers and some of those attending at Callan have disabilities. Read More

The environment: at the heart of our work

Published on 9th June 2017


The environment: at the heart of our work

Monday June 5 was World Environment Day. Read More

Breaking the cycle

Published on 2nd June 2017


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Breaking the cycle

What do prisoners do after they've served their sentence? VSA volunteer Heather Smyth is working in Vanuatu to reduce the rate of re-offending. Read More

Setting up a EOC during TC Donna

Published on 31st May 2017


Setting up a EOC during TC Donna

World Vision / VSA volunteer Jackie Bubb worked tirelessly on the ground in Vanuatu during Tropical Cyclone Donna. She shares her experience here... Read More

Sori mi no save

Published on 29th May 2017


Sori mi no save

Volunteer Joan Middlemiss shares her experience of Tropical Cyclone Donna in Luganville... Read More

Along for the ride

Published on 24th May 2017


Along for the ride

Volunteering abroad offers people a chance to become immersed in another culture, change lives, and have their own lives changed in return. But what about the spouses and partners who up sticks with their loved ones to somewhere where they may not even speak the language? Read More

Tagio Tumas!

Published on 24th May 2017


Tagio Tumas!

As he finishes up his stint in the Solomons, Howie Smith reflects on his time there... Read More

Settling in to Honiara

Published on 19th May 2017


Settling in to Honiara

A small hiccup of fog in Christchurch meant that I missed my connecting flight to Honiara. So I ended up staying a night in Brisbane before making it to Honiara the following day. After this false start, the first week and a half has gone really well. Read More

Cyclone Donna from the volunteer perspective

Published on 12th May 2017


Cyclone Donna from the volunteer perspective

Tropical Cyclone Donna left Vanuatu on May 9 after taking a long slow trajectory over the country. While full reports of the damage done, especially in the harder-hit northern regions, are yet to come in, our volunteers have already noticed the less obvious impacts cyclones can have. Read More

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