‘Meet a volunteer’ events

‘Meet a volunteer’ events

The best way to learn more about volunteering overseas to fight poverty is to hear first-hand from people who have done it themselves. We run regular free events across the UK where you can meet our professional and ICS returned volunteers and hear their experiences brought to life.

Volunteers in conversation, Rwanda

“I liked it all and if I had any doubts about volunteering before the event, I certainly don't now. I can't wait for my application to be processed” - Meet VSO participant, 5 September 2015

Meet VSO in Birmingham, 19 May 2016

You'll be able to meet returned volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and professions giving a personal account about what it is like to volunteer.

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Events in your area

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Based outside the UK? Contact us to find out if there are any returned VSO volunteers in your area. 

Watch a Meet VSO Hangout

To find out more now, watch recorded past Meet VSO Google Hangouts where volunteers speak about their experiences and answer questions:

  • April 2015 - Volunteer nurse David working in Malawi and Daphne, education and gender advisor in Nepal
  • August 2015 - Nine-time-volunteer Terry working on education in Cambodia and former Zambia ICS youth volunteer Frank
  • December 2015 - Education volunteer Chloe in Rwanda and former ICS youth volunteer Emily

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