Catholic Volunteers Overseas
Caritas oversees the Catholic Volunteers Overseas (CVO) programme.
Formerly known as Mahitahi, the Catholic Church’s international volunteers programme is now called Catholic Volunteers Overseas. The programme matches New Zealand volunteers to situations in the Pacific that are appropriate to their skills, and is overseen by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s Programmes team.
Placements vary in length from a few months to a year or two, as do the kinds of skills needed. English teachers are highly sought after, as are builders, electricians,architects and engineers.
Current volunteer positions:
Papua New Guinea
If you are interested in volunteering overseas, please email your cv to us indicating the skills you could bring to a volunteer placement and any particular countries you have an interest in. You can also download an application form either as a PDF or a Word document below.