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Welcome to Voluntary Service Overseas

No one should live in poverty and be denied choice and opportunity.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work side by side with some of the poorest people to improve lives.

Supporting education

Schoolgirls from around the world share their dreams for the future

We asked nine school-aged girls around the world what they wanted to be when they grow up. This is what they said. 

Education volunteer Fred van den Brug supporting children with Unlocking Talent resources

Using technology to improve education in Malawi

Education volunteer, Fred van den Brug, is one of our volunteers supporting innovative steps tackling some of Malawi's biggest education problems.

VSO volunteer Jan Thomas with colleagues at Boli Nursery School, Nyamasheke, Rwanda

"Come to Rwanda. You will see every volunteer is helpful"

Jan Tomas, 60, is a Dutch early childhood education adviser volunteer working in Rwanda. It's the biggest professional challenge of his career and one of the most fulfilling things he’s ever done.

Girl in a school in Ghana | VSO

Girls staying in school against the odds

Across Ghana, thousands of girls face pressures that keep them away from school.  Less than half continue their education beyond primary school. Three girls explain what their education means to them - and the battles they are fighting to get it.

Elias Musabyimana national volunteer EQUECER VSO Rwanda

From school drop-out to superstar: How Elias saved 45 children's education

Alone, scared and running for his life, Elias Musabyimana was just ten years old when he survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. It left him deeply traumatised, but determined to dedicate his time, skills and energy to making a better world.

Jan Rensink, VSO volunteer school leadership adviser, Tanzania

Transforming primary education in Lindi

Jan supports Equip Tanzania, a project working to improve primary education, especially for girls, in the most disadvantaged regions of Tanzania. As an education management specialist he is working to improve leadership across a region responsible for 379 schools.

Achieving gender justice for all

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