Volunteer Service Abroad


New Zealand

Job Type


Closing Date

23rd Jun 2021

— Description —

The Partner Organisation


Widely perceived as an integral part of the Fisheries Sector in Samoa, Apia Export Fish Packers (AEFP) has a vision to supply high-quality fresh fish sourced from Samoa's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for export and local markets. Since it's founding in 1996,  the company’s activities have expanded to include the supply of frozen fish to overseas canneries. They currently  have a large fleet of fishing vessels ranging from lengths of 12.5m and 26m with a capacity to carry between 7m and 45m, storage facilities and an established transportation system for  stock. 

The Assignment

Samoa  is a party to several regional and international treaties and agreements relating to the management of regional fisheries.  AEFP often finds itself  in continual need of support in this area and is currently  looking for a volunteer to support the development and implementation of a number of robust systems and  processes that comply with regional and national  regulations  and agreements.  Working from home for a minimum of five to ten hours per week, this is an e-volunteer assignment. The volunteer can can be based anywhere in New Zealand and work flexibly, around the hours that suit them. 

The Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer with the following skills and experience:

  • Qualification and experience in Food Safety and Health
  • Experience as a Health and Safety, Food Safety or Quality/Quantity Assurance Officer (preferably in the Fisheries Sector)
  • Experience in developing or revising Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans
  • Experience / Qualifications in Food Drug Administration (FDA)


Why You'll Love It

VSA's e-volunteering assignments allow you to utilise your skills and contribute to international development efforts in the Pacific without leaving your home. This assignment will allow you to build mutually beneficial and productive working relationships with a reputable organisation in Samoa, while giving you a taste of Samoan culture. You can volunteer around your other commitments while being supported in your journey by the wider VSA team.

Apply now

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity to you, then don't delay and apply through the VSA website here.