Read the latest news and updates from volunteers, partners, and staff across the moana working collectively towards a world with thriving communities.

 

Improving policies across the Pacific

Volunteer Jackie Cronin has no plans of slowing down after six years and three assignments.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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