The Vanuatu Volleyball Federation was recognised for its advocacy and leadership in promoting girls and women’s participation in sport at all levels. It received the Women and Sport Award for Oceania.
As well as this, the VVF has been recognising the transformational power of sport to prompt social change. The Sport for Development and Volley4Change (V4C) programmes have helped to provide nutritional education, increased physical activity and leadership opportunities for women, girls and people with disabilities. Since its establishment, V4C has seen over 3,000 community members take part. The VVF has most recently partnered with Oxfam in 2018 to facilitate awareness on sexual harassment to VVF staff, coaches and players.