All VSA's volunteering assignments are based on our principle of skills-sharing - committed volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand working alongside committed local people. So we look for people who are positive, flexible and resilient with great relationship building and mentoring skills. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from accountants and lawyers, to sports trainers and eco-tourism operators.
As a VSA volunteer we provide you with a living allowance that is sufficient to support yourself during assignment. We'll also supply you with accommodation, return flights, comprehensive insurance cover, and visas and permits.
If you think you have suitable skills for one of the assignments on our list of vacancies, click on the job title. This will take you to a page with a complete assignment description for the role and an application form. You can email or post in your application to us.
If the assignments above don't suit your skills and experience, or you are not available immediately, you can register your interest with us and we'll let you know when something in your field is available.
Refer to our frequently asked questions to find out more about how it works.
VSA offers short and long term assignments. Volunteers will generally have a recognised professional, trade or commercial qualification and at least two to three years' relevant work experience in the sector. In partnership with a number of New Zealand universities, the VSA UniVol Programme offers and opportunity for tertiary students to undertake a 10 month assignment in the wider Pacific.