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Volunteer with VESA New Zealand.

A VESA program allows an individual to be part of large scale humanitarian projects in regions of the world where traditional charity and aid has not addressed the social and environmental risks the communities face. The cultural component stimulates the local economy whilst allowing our participants with a chance to share these beautiful and remote parts of the world with the local people whom call it home. We promote direct action so join the team, meet new friends and make a difference with VESA.

South America

Sample the genuine Ecuadorian Amazon through a vital community building and education project in a diverse and pristine environment.

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Africa

Experience authentic Africa through a conservation (cheetahs and crocs), building and education project in a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Fiji Islands

Taste the real flavour of life in a Fijian village in a crucial school development and education project then visit the sunny tropical islands.

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Southeast Asia

Stay in a remote elephant sanctuary to help these amazing giants and take part in an essential school building and education project.

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Go on, step into an adventure that will change your life!

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  • Testimonials

    My experience with VESA is something I will never forget. I had a great time meeting new friends and creating new memories. The Fijians are some of the friendliest people I have met and I am glad I could do just a small part to make a difference in their lives. Thanks VESA for this opportunity.

    Makyla Moen Brandon University | Fiji Islands

  • Testimonials

    Loved, loved, loved my VESA experience!!! Will 100% tell all my friends about it. Team leaders were awesome and made the experience even better and I really enjoyed the volunteer work at the ECC. Such an amazing way to experience Laos and their culture. Just wish it was longer!

    Clair Scott NUI Galway | South East Asia

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    I’ve had a fantastic time in South Africa. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I feel that we contributed to a really worthwhile project and I feel proud to have been a part of it. Well done VESA.

    Carole Pritchard University of the West of England | South Africa

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    Definitely an experience I won't forget. I thought the tour leaders were fantastic. They were passionate, friendly and approachable, and most importantly, they made sure everyone was safe and had a good time.

    Savanna Latendresse University of Lethbridge, Canada | South Africa

  • Testimonials

    This was my first trip abroad alone and I felt comfortable and safe with everyone in the group. This has really inspired me to continue volunteering, help others and travel. I’ve grown throughout this trip and have made invaluable friendships. It far surpassed my expectations!!

    Jerica Palma Concordia University | South East Asia

  • Testimonials

    The VESA trip to Fiji has changed my entire outlook on life. The past two weeks have been the best two weeks of my life and I will never forget it. The Island accommodation and activities exceeded expectations and I have met some great lifelong friends. Thank you to all of our fantastic tour leaders!

    Simone Wilson Bond University | Fiji Islands

  • Testimonials

    The staff were awesome, I’m gonna miss you guys! It was great having the chance to do so many activities in so little time… It was the best trip I’ve ever been to!

    Dominique Noel University of Ottawa | South America

  • Testimonials

    My experience with VESA in Ecuador has been life changing. The volunteer work was incredible - hard work but fulfilling to see your finished project knowing that you helped a family that really needed it... I will never forget my time here in Ecuador with VESA. Thank you to VESA “staff” for making these the best two weeks of my life.

    Toni Lucas Bond University | South America

Vesa Sponsorship

We are supporting World Vision's child sponsorship program, WWF, Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre and Taronga Zoo.

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