To volunteer with VSO, you'll need both professional experience and qualifications. Exact requirements will depend on your area of expertise. Start by looking at the table below to check your placement options.

Placement lengthWhat's needed
6 months5+ years professional experience
12-24 months2+ years professional experience
Business training (Tajikistan - Secure livelihoods)

Who can volunteer?

We need skilled professionals to volunteer.

What we look for
Sarah Koye Ngalla and Michelle Hain (Cameroon)

Supporting you

How we support you before, during and after your placement, and how you can prepare for it

Your placement
Teacher Shankar with pupils (Nepal)

How to apply

Find out what you'll need to apply and how the application process works.

Applying for vacancies
Tom Bashford with colleague (Ethiopia)

Why volunteer?

Volunteering has a positive impact not only on your life, but for those with whom you work, too.
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteer with Deputy Head Haddy Jaoo (The Gambia - Education)

Volunteer experiences

Find out what it's like to be a VSO volunteer
Read volunteers' life-changing stories
Juliana Aboaagyewa (Ghana)


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