Support and benefits

Volunteering provides a valuable contribution to development around the globe. As a VSA volunteer, we offer you a comprehensive support package to help you make the most of your time away on assignment.

Before you go…

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Airfares & baggage allowance
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical clearance & vaccinations

On assignment…

  • In-country orientation & language training
  • Accommodation & utilities
  • Living allowance 
  • Safety & security support provided by our in-country staff 

When you come home…

  • Debriefing on return to NZ
  • Career counselling 
  • Membership to the VSA Connect - our virtual network of returned volunteers


Additional costs and grants are dependent on the assignment.