Read the latest news and updates from volunteers, partners, and staff across the moana working collectively towards a world with thriving communities.
Post-Cyclone Activities At Wan Smolbag
On March 1, 2023, Cyclone Judy a Cat 4 Cyclone, hit Port Vila with a vengeance. The cyclone was followed two days later (March 3) by another Cat 4 cyclone, Kevin. This was the first time in recorded history that Port Vila had experienced two cyclones in one week.
International Celebrations Begin
Twenty-one years of volunteering in Timor-Leste was celebrated on Wednesday 15 March 2023 as part of the Volunteer Service Abroad…
Dreamcast in the Spotlight
Ayesha Evans and Antony Church are on assignment with Dreamcast Theatre in Honiara to help young creatives turn their passion into a career.
Qualified Child Nurse in Rarotonga
Like many experiencing the rippling effects of the global pandemic, Molly says the lockdown gave her time to assess her current priorities which then lead to exploring options that would fulfil her desire to connect with communities.
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.
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.
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.
VSA volunteers over the years
We wish to acknowledge the volunteers and their accompanying partners over the last 60 years.
COVID Calls for Connection
Volunteer Service Abroad has nine local volunteers working within COVID-19 response groups in Solomon Islands.
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.
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.
Like Building a Ship at Sea
VSA volunteers and South Africa’s first non-racial, democratic election
60 years of volunteering
VSA President, Dr Simon Mark reflects on the last two decades for VSA.
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…
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…
Global Volunteer Standards
At Global Volunteer Standards were launched on 26 October 2021
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.
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.
Upcycling and Recycling in Timor Leste
Adversity drives innovation.
The Power of Art
Qeto Darcy had always been interested in music and dance.