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A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

Published on 16th August 2017


A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

As he finishes up his volunteering stint in the Solomon Islands, Nick Taylor contemplates what he learned along the way...  Read More

Back in Dili, Timor-Leste

Published on 21st July 2017


Back in Dili, Timor-Leste

Volunteer Gerda Pentinga gives us a snapshot of what it's like being back in Timor-Leste... Read More

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

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


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Sori mi no save

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

Birthday amid cyclone chaos

Published on 11th May 2017


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Birthday amid cyclone chaos

Volunteer Wendy Griffin celebrated her birthday in Vanuatu amid the recent chaos of Tropical Cyclone Donna. She shares her experience with us... Read More

Acclimatisation: Arawa

Published on 8th May 2017


Acclimatisation: Arawa

One of our newest volunteers to Bougainville shares the highs and lows of exercising in a lush, humid climate... Read More

10 day mark in the Solomons

Published on 14th March 2017


10 day mark in the Solomons

Our newest volunteer in the Solomon Islands gives us a run down of his first week and a half in the country. Read More

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