Sufia Begum (22) with her children inside their tent at Balukhali, Coxsbazar.

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Creating lasting change through volunteering

We bring about change not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to empower communities in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Our work

60

We have experience working in 60 countries.

80,000

We have worked with over 80,000 volunteers.

50,000,000

We have supported over 50,000,000 people worldwide.

COVID-19 response

We're adapting our work to respond to the most pressing needs. 

 

COVID-19 response

Latest insights

Students washing their hands at Shree Nepal National Community Secondary School, Surkhet
VSO/Suraj Ratna Shakya

COVID-19 response

How we’re adapting our work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer in Mozambique. Community volunteers - part of Cyclone Idai response.
VSO/Peter Caton

The enduring spirit of volunteering

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rush of volunteers - it's an inspiring moment, and a reminder of the benefits and lasting power of volunteering.

An ICS volunteer in front of a blackboard

Engage Youth Successfully To Drive Change

Accelerating and improving the quality of youth engagement is vital if we are to drastically reduce poverty.

Nurses in Ethiopia
VSO/Paul James Driscoll

Our partners

We believe progress is only possible when we work together. Join us to create lasting change through volunteering.

VSO partners with many organisations across funding, policy, research, sourcing and programme delivery.

Our partners