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Pacific Island Jobs 
Listings of jobs, volunteer posts, scholarships and internship opportunities in the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.  Visit site
New Zealand has most number of prison volunteers 
"New Zealand has more prison volunteers in proportion to the prisoner population than anywhere else in the world", according to Kim Workman, National Director, Prison Fellowship. He was speaking in support of Volunteer Awareness Week.

"There are currently over 3000 volunteers and around 7,500 prisoners – that equates to 40% of the total prisoner population. As far as we can establish, Canada is next, with a volunteer population that equates to 28% of the prison population. The UK's volunteer population equates to 14% of the prison population, with Australia and other OECD countries lagging well behind."

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RMS Refugee Resettlement 
Each year, the New Zealand government selects 750 refugees for resettlement. The non-profit organization RMS Refugee Resettlement is the agency which helps them to resettle in their new communities. It operates a unique programme which trains volunteers to work alongside refugees as they begin to settle into their new communities.  Visit site
More about: Refugees
World Endeavors 
World Endeavors is a provider of unique international volunteer, internship, and study programs. Our mission is to become a catalyst for positive change in our community and the world through quality international programs.  Visit site
Keeping It Legal: Guide on legal obligations in New Zealand  
Keeping It Legal E Ai Ki Te Ture has been designed as a starting point for people in voluntary and not-for-profit organizations in New Zealand who want to know about the laws that may affect them, the way their organizations work and what they do. Published by the New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations.   Visit site
More about: Policy
Global Volunteer Network 
Global Volunteer Network offers opportunities in community projects throughout the world. Programmes range from two weeks to six months and volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Volunteers incur costs of the programme and pay a US $350 application fee.  Visit site