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VSA helps develop first ever global volunteering standard

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 9:25 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) - Te Tūao Tāwāhi has had significant input in developing a newly launched set of global standards for volunteering for development. The standards have been agreed by several hundred stakeholders from across the international volunteering ... More >>

VSA demonstrates value of strong partnerships

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:00 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad’s (VSA) review of the past year showed the organisation partnered with 190 national and regionally focused development organisations in 12 countries. These included community based organisations, national NGOs, International ... More >>

VSA demonstrates value of strong partnerships

Monday, 21 October 2019, 8:56 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad’s (VSA) review of the past year showed the organisation partnered with 190 national and regionally focused development organisations in 12 countries. These included community based organisations, national NGOs, International ... More >>

NEW CEO for Volunteer Service Abroad

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 12:08 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

It is with great pleasure that I announce the new CEO of Volunteer Service Abroad. Stephen Goodman MNZM will assume this role on September 4. Stephen has had a 33-year career with the New Zealand Defence Force, with extensive experience in Operational, ... More >>

Volunteer Service Abroad CEO resigns

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:10 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) today announced the resignation of Dr Gill Greer as chief executive officer of VSA, effective 4 August, 2017. More >>

Women and girls, every day

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 10:53 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Today is International Women's Day - and while there are reasons to celebrate, the World Economic Forum has estimated that the global inequalities between women and men in education, health, income and more, will not be closed until 2186. More >>

Winner of VSA's award for journalism excellence announced

Monday, 7 November 2016, 3:09 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) was pleased to award its third annual award for excellence in international development journalism at its annual Congress on Saturday, November 5. More >>

Volunteer Service Abroad welcomes Helen Clark's candidacy

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 2:36 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) CEO Gill Greer this morning welcomed Helen Clark’s candidacy for United Nations Secretary-General. More >>

VSA award for excellence in journalism

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:20 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Orbit World Travel and Air Vanuatu have joined Volunteer Service Abroad’s (VSA) annual award for Excellence in International Development Journalism. More >>

All 23 VSA volunteers and staff in Vanuatu confirmed safe

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:19 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

All 23 VSA volunteers and staff in Vanuatu are now confirmed safe. Last night, Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) made contact with our volunteers in Pentecost. We have now been in touch with all 23 volunteers and staff in Vanuatu, and are happy to confirm they ... More >>

VSA hosts NZ Premiere of Timor-Leste’s first feature film

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:15 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad (NZ) is bringing Timor-Leste’s first homegrown feature film to New Zealand audiences in two very special screenings. More >>

Award for Development journalism [Updated deadline]

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:00 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

Volunteer Service Abroad has changed the deadline for submissions to its award for excellence in development journalism. The final deadline is Monday 8 September. This is a week later than was originally communicated. All other dates remain unchanged. More >>

Award for excellence in International Development journalism

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:28 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

VSA is proud to launch its award for excellence in International Development journalism. VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in International Development. More >>

Helen Clark to get a taste of life below the poverty line

Monday, 19 August 2013, 4:44 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

While Wellingtonians are enjoying some of the capital’s best food at Wellington on a Plate events on Thursday, former Prime Minister Helen Clark will be having a dining experience of a different sort – a bagged lunch worth just 60 cents. More >>

Last chance to hear Kelle’s Choice on Matinee Idle

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 10:34 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Matinee Idle fans will get their last chance to hear production assistant Kelle Howson present her popular daily song selection, Kelle’s Choice, on Waitangi Day before she heads to the Solomon Islands to spend 10 months as a VSA UniVol. More >>

Gill Greer to head Volunteer Service Abroad

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 4:02 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

The VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad) Council is delighted to announce that it has appointed Gill Greer as VSA’s new chief executive officer. Dr Greer will take up her new role on July 9, succeeding the current CEO Debbie Snelson. More >>

VSA secures core funding for three years

Friday, 15 June 2012, 12:05 pm | Volunteer Service Abroad

VSA is delighted that the government has agreed to provide it with core funding for the next three years, rather than approving the usual one-year grant. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully yesterday announced that VSA will get a core funding grant ... More >>

VSA celebrates 50 years of international volunteering

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 9:05 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Papua New Guinea 2008 Duk Duks – members of a secret society based in the Rabaul area – make their way through forest covered with ash from the nearby Tavurvur volcano during a ceremony to celebrate the life of a local “big man”. More >>

Bougainville Library another step closer to being built

Monday, 12 September 2011, 11:47 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

The Bougainville Library project is about to take another step forward when VSA volunteer Barry Binding leaves Wellington on September 20 to spend six weeks developing a project management plan for the $350,000 building. More >>

Te Tūao Tāwāhi: Volunteer Service Abroad

Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 8:27 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad) has established a new unit to develop partnerships with New Zealand businesses and organisations keen to provide their staff with the opportunity to undertake short-term volunteering assignments. More >>

 

 

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