Student Elizabeth sits on a wooden bench in the classroom of the Nyamagenga catch-up centre
VSO/Paul Wambugu

Let girls learn

Help get more girls back into school and out of poverty.

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

90

We have experience working in over 90 countries.

80,000

We've worked with over 80,000 volunteers.

50,000,000

We've supported over 50 million people.

COVID-19 response

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

 

COVID-19 response

Latest insights

Teacher Christine and a group of students smile and laugh as they sit on the ground outside during breaktime
VSO/Paul Wambugu

Annual review

Read our full annual review for 2019-20, and download reports from previous years.

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.

Volunteers teaching a group of children about social distancing
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Pandemic response must empower communities

COVID-19 is accelerating new approaches to do development differently

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