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.
were trained in 2015 to pass on the skills to get people out of poverty
partners at every level of society, from government to community groups to teachers.
volunteers in 2015 from around the world, aged 18 to 80
British volunteer Stephanie Green spent two years in Ghana working to help Shea nut processors become financially independent businesswomen. She returned earlier this year- and was delighted to see that the women are thriving, independent of VSO support.
Volunteers are working in the Gulu region, supporting young people access a range of employment and educational opportunities. Chairman of the Lacan Kow Lewet cooperative, Bosco Onyaobo, explains how the project has transformed his life.
J.K. Rowling took to Twitter this week to speak out against the practice of volunteering in orphanages and against poorly managed “voluntourism” placements – and I’m really glad she did. Writes VSO CEO, Philip Goodwin