Welcome to the France Volontaires office in Vanuatu!
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Launched in 2012, in partnership with the government of New Caledonia, the Oceanian Volunteer Service Programme (PSVO – Programme du Service de Volontariat Océanien) is based on 2 main objectives:
It is based on the mobilisation of complementary voluntary services: international work camps, International Civic Service and VSI (volontariat de solidarité internationale/international solidarity volunteering), and on the construction of a local support system for engagement. The missions take place partly in the countries of New Caledonia (Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga) as well as in other regions of the world (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Cambodia, Madagascar, etc.). Since 2013, more than 200 young people have benefited from this programme. Vanuatu is the country with the most volunteers in the programme.
The France Volontaires office in Vanuatu, which opened in Port-Vila in 2012, is available to assist volunteering stakeholders and volunteers in defining and carrying out their mission, to help them with administrative procedures and to provide information about the country.
Vanuatu or the Republic of Vanuatu is an archipelago of more than 80 islands, most of which are volcanic in origin. Vanuatu is a state in Oceania located in Melanesia, in the south-western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea. The country is located north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands.
In 1774, these Pacific islands were discovered by James Cook, who named them ‘New Hebrides’. The country changed its name after independence in 1980 to Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a state in Oceania located in Melanesia, in the south-western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea. The archipelago is made up of more than 80 islands, most of which are of volcanic origin. The country is located 1,750 kilometres east of Australia, north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. It is part of the Commonwealth.
Head of the Vanuatu Volunteer Centre
Support officer at the Espace Volontariats in Vanuatu