Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) sends skilled New Zealanders to share their experience and knowledge with local people to achieve what is important to their communities. Volunteers work within organisations that partner with VSA to meet specific sustainable goals. Working together with our regional partners, volunteers create new opportunities that will continue to ripple across communities and generations to come
VSA volunteers have worked on everything from disaster recovery to safe drinking water in Kiribati. Together with it’s regional partners, VSA volunteers are building local businesses, providing education and improving health, safeguarding the environment and fostering good governance in Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia..
VSA’s e-volunteering programme provides people with an opportunity to volunteer online, providing support and building the capacity of organisations from Aotearoa, New Zealand.
For more information on e-volunteering and to see our vacancies please go here.
VSA was founded in Wellington in 1962, and is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in international development. Sir Edmund Hillary, VSA’s founding President, believed passionately that if people work together in equal partnership they can achieve great things.
Today VSA knows that we make the most difference through people, partnerships and the lasting relationships these create. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from business mentors and lawyers, to health professionals and eco-tourism operators.
VSA is a registered charity, if you would like to support our work you can donate to VSA here.