Results from a national online poll out today (Weds 2 Dec) show that 56% of British full time workers would freely volunteer their skills to fight poverty in a developing country, if they had the support of their employer.
Leading international development charity, VSO, commissioned Gorkana ahead of International Volunteer Day (Saturday 5 December) to survey 3,000 professionals from sectors such as finance, IT, business and engineering.
Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, London
Thursday 10th of December 2015 @ 7:30pm
VSO named as major charity partner of the Shakespeare Lives campaign, a major global programme for 2016 celebrating Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death, launched today by British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign.
The creative partnership will use the power of Shakespeare’s anniversary year to give real help to children in some of the world’s poorest communities and to raise funds and awareness of VSO's work in education globally.
October 26th, 2015: As part of the European Commission Certification Mechanism under the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, VSO International has been certified as a volunteer sending organisation for the first time.
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. The certification is part of a process to identify organisations to run the proposed EU Aid Volunteers Initiative through DG ECHO.
Despite adequate numbers of maternal health workers showing up to work, new research published today (Tues 6th October) reveals it was the patients who stayed away at their own peril for fear of catching the disease.
Lesson plans delivered to teachers in India via SMS, tablets introduced to classrooms in Malawi to improve numeracy and specialist units created to bring down newborn mortality rates by 40% in five hospitals in Ethiopia, are among VSO’s most successful recent initiatives according to its Annual Report 2014/15 published today.
VSO is calling upon all returned volunteers around the world to contribute to a new study into the long-term impact of volunteering on poverty. To take part in the Long-term Impact of Volunteering study, please register online
In London last night leading figures from the worlds of business and international development gathered to launch VSO Knowledge Exchange. Seed funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and run by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), VSO Knowledge Exchange offers skilled employees in the private sector a way to volunteer to help change the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest places.
VSO International - the development organisation which works through volunteers - will be ceasing operations in The Gambia from 30th June 2015.