Picking up the phone in PNG

27.08.2018 - Three years since it was launched, Papua New Guinea’s free phone service for victims of domestic violence is still…

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Timor, then and now

23.08.2018 - VSA CEO Stephen Goodman has just returned from a visit to our programme in Timor-Leste, 17 years after his stint…

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From Potatoes NZ to food security in Cambodia

14.08.2018 - Clint Smythe is volunteering as a Horticultural Business Development Adviser in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 
The…

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Careers in Focus: Putting your arts degree to work 2018

13.08.2018 - VSA attended Careers in Focus: Putting your arts degree to work on 09/08/18 at Victoria University of…

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International Women's Day 2018

03.08.2018 - This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the work our volunteers and their local partners do every day around…

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Festival for the Future 2018

30.07.2018 - VSA attended Festival for the Future from July 27 - 29, and our staff were inspired, talking to hundreds of…

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A smoke-free Timor-Leste

06.04.2018 - By Sally Round.Marion Smith believes that everybody has a chance to make change, even if the task ahead looks…

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Recovery after Cyclone Gita

26.03.2018 Bruce Johnson is on an 8 week assignment in Tonga with the Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation Tonga Trust…

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Bougainville Safe House Study

08.03.2018 - This story was originally published in Vista issue 2, 2017.Following her 2015 UniVol assignment as a student peer…

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Peter Blinkhorne tribute

08.02.2018 - Peter Blinkhorne, a dedicated and loved member of the VSA whānau, passed away in Nairobi in January. Peter had been…

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Steve Judson tribute

18.01.2018 - Former VSA volunteer Steve Judson passed away in Timor-Leste New Year’s Day. While Steve’s VSA assignment ended in…

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Volunteer Olympics – Vanuatu

18.12.2017 - Volunteer Olympics – Vanuatu To celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, Vanuatu-based volunteer Jackie…

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International Volunteer Day 2017

05.12.2017 - International Volunteer Day – Volunteers are not just for disastersBy VSA CEO, Stephen Goodman

Earlier this year…

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On Assignment: Volunteer Service Abroad (Exhibition)

05.11.2017 - Our photographic exhibition “On Assignment” opens to the public Today! A lucky group of returned volunteers and…

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Samoa’s All Good

30.11.2017 - Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) is a Samoan NGO that’s become known beyond Samoa for its high-quality…

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Children at The Centre

17.10.2017 - “A great Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) teacher knows how to connect the head with the heart of learning…

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Mental Health Day - Kiribati (in 2017)

10.10.2017 - October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a chance to promote good mental health practices and available services, and…

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Corporate Plan Becomes Benchmark for Decentralisation in Vanuatu

VSA volunteer and GHD Resource Management Planner Chris Donnelly recently completed a six month assignment in Northern Vanuatu as…

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Boosting local incomes in Timor-Leste

Volunteer marketing advisor Tennant Fenton established a model of farming cooperatives for rural Timor-Leste that he estimates…

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Waste Management in Vanuatu

Volunteer Mary O’Reilly has worked with local Waste Management Officer Gina Buletare to set up recycling station in Luganville…

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