Can I volunteer?

VSA recruits skilled volunteers from all walks of life, however applications are limited by the following eligibility criteria:

  • New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident with the right to reside and work permanently in NZ
  • Have the requisite skills and experience to carry out the professional goals of the assignment
  • Aged 75 and under
  • Have no dependent children*

We also look for people with the personal attributes to be great volunteers including flexibility, resilience, adaptability, and commitment to the full duration of your assignment.

All VSA assignments focus on sharing skills, so great relationship building and mentoring skills are really valuable for making a long-lasting, positive difference.

*VSA sends couples on assignment together, however unfortunately we are unable to accommodate families in our programme. 

Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.