Applications for UniVol 2020 have now closed.

The UniVol programme is a collaboration between VSA and Otago, Victoria, Massey and Auckland Universities. The UniVol programme has been operating for 12 years and aims to provide personal and professional development opportunities for selected candidates as well as contributing to existing VSA programmes and improving international development education in New Zealand.

As part of the UniVol programme you will work alongside a local counterpart for 10 months to share your knowledge and skills. All of our assignments are locally identified and are designed to support the local needs of our partner organisations. UniVols work in a variety of roles which include youth work, marketing & communications, administration, IT & computer training, hospitality & tourism, sports development, vet assistance and monitoring & evaluation.

Due to the wide range of assignments available on the UniVol Programme, VSA is open to considering applications from different academic disciplines and backgrounds.

If you’re adventurous at heart, a resilient problem solver and comfortable collaborating with a broad range of people, we’d like to hear from you.

If you are accepted on to the programme you’ll be offered a 10-month overseas placement with one of VSA’s partner organisations during the academic year, beginning in early 2020.

Applications for the 2021 intake will open early 2020.

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To find out more download the 2020 UniVol brochure or see our FAQs

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