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Welcome to VSAConnect

Welcome to VSAConnect, the alumni association for returned volunteers and accompanying partners. Content here (see tabs above) includes:

  • Returning home: what to expect on coming home to New Zealand, and how to deal with it.
  • Stay connected: how to stay in touch with other volunteers, VSA and your country of assignment
  • Alumni news: stories, books and events, with the latest news below.
  • About: the people behind VSAConnect, and how to join.

 

What's new



Manawatu Festival of Cultures

Published on 23rd February 2017


Manawatu Festival of Cultures

Manawatu’s VSA branch will host a stall at Palmerston North’s annual Festival of Cultures on Saturday 4 March. Read More

Top of the South potluck dinner

Published on 22nd February 2017


Top of the South potluck dinner

Charles and Robyn Lambert (pictured) will be guest speakers at the next meeting of the Top of the South (TOTS) VSA Branch on Wednesday 1 March. Read More

The fears and thrills of volunteering

Published on 22nd February 2017


The fears and thrills of volunteering

In 2007, Bridget Isichei arrived in the northern Vanuatu shanty town of Luganville to begin training preschool teachers. Read More

A passion for development

Published on 17th February 2017


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A passion for development

Dr Jacqueline Parisi brings a wealth of management, NGO and development experience to her new role as VSA’s Director of International Development. Read More

Seeking conversation partners

Published on 15th February 2017


Seeking conversation partners

A group of 60 government officials from seven developing Asian countries are seeking ‘conversation partners’ while they attend an intensive English training course in Wellington from 18 March to 16 June 2017. Read More

The awkwardness of moral saints

Published on 2nd February 2017


The awkwardness of moral saints

Stephen Howes* reviews ‘Strangers Drowning’, a Guardian and Sunday Times Book of the Year and a 'fascinating, gripping read' about people who devote their lives wholly to helping others. Read More

New Year's get together in Wellington

Published on 18th January 2017


New Year's get together in Wellington

In Wellington? Come along and celebrate the New Year with other VSA volunteers and friends. Details are below: Read More

Return to Bhutan 20 years later

Published on 10th January 2017


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Return to Bhutan 20 years later

Noni Callander received a range of responses from returned volunteers she has kept in touch with when she decided to re-visit Bhutan where they had all volunteered 20 years ago. Read More

Old volunteer photos rekindle Tongan locals' memories

Published on 1st December 2016


Old volunteer photos rekindle Tongan locals' memories

Old assignment photos can be of great interest to communities where volunteers lived many years ago, says Wellington returned volunteer John Faisandier. Read More

An aerogramme from Sir Ed

Published on 30th November 2016


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An aerogramme from Sir Ed

Jim Tully recalls letters from Hillary, VSA and his own family 51 years ago. Read More

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