Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 2. 1965.
Already some New Zealand schools have raised money to provide roofs for schools and educational materials. Schools could also communicate with the schools from which the volunteer came, to the benefit of both groups of children.
If the Asian or Polynesian community can identify all the help they are acquiring from their volunteer with a community in New Zealand, it can be seen that this "Adventure in Neighbourliness" will really start to produce some concrete results.
Young Farmers' Clubs are raising £2500 to support two volunteers for two years. Especially to be commended in this scheme is the fact that the Young Farmers have undertaken to raise the money mainly by their own manual efforts rather than by appealing to the public for it. Their schemes include fencing, dagging shearing and manure drives. It is hoped that YFCvolunteers may be placed in farm extension work so that it becomes a community farming sponsorship.
On asking "Which Way Tomorrow for VSA," community sponsorship is definitely seen as one of the most important trends for the future.
Although VSA is not a government organisation, the government meets the costs of administration and of volunteers' travel to and from their field locations. VSA also works in close association with the Department of External Affairs, whose help is invaluable in the channel of communicating with foreign governments.