Children at the Shibeshi school, Ethiopia

Be a changemaker: join our movement working for a fairer world

VSO Volunteer Ana Paula Pinto reads textbook and performs in classroom activity with the students from primary school at Kyakathone primary school, Myanmar
VSO/Nyan Zay Htet

Make a donation

With your support, we can unlock the power of people to bring better education, healthcare, jobs and rights to the world’s most marginalised communities. We need your donation to fund this change, to help more people and make a lasting difference. 

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Fundraise for VSO

We’re stronger when we stand together. So, we’ve made some simple how-to guides to provide inspiration and support for your own fundraising initiatives. Find out about fundraising in your community, together with your friends, or in your workplace. 

VSO volunteer Patricia Doyle with seven-month-old baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma in the new paediatric High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital in Hosanna, Ethiopia

Remember VSO in your will

A gift in your will can make an impact on the world that lasts for years to come, helping communities build better lives for themselves and access the kind of education, healthcare and opportunities we all take for granted. 

More ways to help

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VSO/Jenny Matthews

Leave a gift in memory

Remember a cherished family member or friend by making a gift that can change lives for generations to come. 

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Donate shares

Donating shares to help vulnerable and marginalised communities is both simple to do and tax effective. 

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Payroll giving

Give an hour of your salary each month to play your role in making our world a fairer and more just place for everyone. 

Together we make change that lasts for generations

We believe that it is possible to build a better, fairer world if we work together. A world where vulnerable and marginalised communities are not denied an education, or adequate healthcare, or the chance to build a livelihood. 

With your support behind us, unlocking the power of people, we’ve achieved great things over the last year: 

  • Over 2,800,000 people have been able to get good quality education 
  • Nearly 435,000 people have been able to access better healthcare 
  • Nearly 30,000 people have been able to build livelihoods 
  • Nearly 1.95 million people have been able to make better lives for themselves and their communities. Working together they have: built peaceful communities, tackled gender based violence, prepared for disasters and created inclusive societies for people with disabilities. 
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Are you a returned volunteer?

Have you volunteered with, or worked for VSO? If so, we’d love to reconnect.

 

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Our promise to you

Sahin Fatma Khan (11) with her school friends. Sahin is one of the primary actors under Empowering a New Generation of Adolescent Girls with Education (ENGAGE) project and studies in Shree Janata Secondary School, Banke.

It's important to us that you feel completely confident and comfortable in supporting VSO. As part of our promise to you:

  • We will always treat your personal information with the strictest confidence.
  • We will be transparent with how your donations are spent.
  • We will always be in control of your support
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