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Join us at one of our upcoming events, and recap any you might have missed.

Previous events

Recap recordings, presentations and write-ups from previous events.

Volunteers pose in a #WeVolunteerFor photo frame
Margaret Njuki

Volunteer Engagement Event

Our volunteer engagement event brought together volunteers and VSO alumni from across Kenya to share the power of storytelling.

Nigerian youth volunteers

Volunteer Impact Awards 2023

It’s that magical time of year when we get to honour the inspirational work of VSO volunteers from different corners of the globe. Join us in celebrating on Thursday 7 December.

Alfonse in the field

Meet this year's active citizens award finalists

Watch the recording from our live webinar to hear all about the work of the finalists in our Active Citizenship award category.

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Where are they now? Catching up with VSO volunteers

As we anticipate the VSO Volunteer Awards 2023, we reconnected with those who were crowed the winners last year. Watch the recording now.

Security guard on a boat
Lisa Marie David

Facebook Live: Protecting coastal areas from climate-related disaster.

Watch the recordings from our three Facebook Lives from the Philippines, Kenya and Nigeria. Learn how VSO climate activists are turning the tide of plastics, protecting their environment from deforestation, and mitigating the impact of natural disasters.

Football team lifting trophy

Webinar: Transforming HIV and SRHR in prison populations in Africa through the power of football and volunteering

Tackle and VSO are using the power and popularity of football to deliver HIV and SRHR information and services to young people on football pitches in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Find out how this innovative project is transforming the lives of prisoners.

Girls in ICT Facebook livestream poster

International Girls in ICT Day

To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day, we hosted our first ever Facebook Live on 27 April 2023 to address the barriers that women and girls face globally in accessing an education. Watch the recording and learn how VSO volunteers are harnessing innovative technology to help marginalised people.

community volunteer using a Talking Book to deliver a lesson to the students.
Chosa Mweemba

Volunteer Impact Awards 2022: Changing lives through active citizenship

On Thursday 8 December 2022, VSO hosted the Volunteer Impact Awards 2022, celebrating the exceptional contribution of VSO volunteers from around the world.

A health professional a deaf person signing with one another
©VSO/Ben Langdon

Webinar: VSO’s Strategy 2022-28

Please join us for an important webinar with the CEO Philip Goodwin and Executive Director of Programmes Donne Cameron among other speakers, where you will hear about VSO’s strategy for 2022-28.

Doctor treating patient. Nyagatare. Rwanda
Dr Ernest Munyemana. Nyagatare-Lewisham NHST partnership

Impact of the UK-Rwanda twinning partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights services

Webinar on the key learning and evidence from the pilot twinning partnership project between Nyagatare District Hospital, Rwanda and NHS Lewisham and Greenwich, London, UK.

Irene Bitumbe, winner of the Health volunteer award
VSO/Georgie Scott

Volunteer Impact Awards: The unsung heroes of 2021

Watch a recording of the 2021 Volunteer Impact Awards and find out about the incredible hard work, dedication, and resilience of our finalists and winners.

Randstad volunteer Jenny Hoevenagel looks at crops in a field next to members of a youth co-operative
©VSO/Ginny Lattul

Webinar: Transforming Food Systems through youth-led intervention

On International Youth Day 2021, we heard how VSO’s youth volunteers are supporting the most vulnerable people to contribute to transforming the food systems they rely on.

VSO national volunteer Kaung Khant speaks to a villager on the front porch of his house as part of his work identifying vulnerable residents to prepare for disaster.
VSO/Nyan Zay Htet

Resilient, responsive, ready: How VSO volunteers helped communities prepare for coronavirus (COVID-19)

On 15 May we held an online discussion about our emergency preparedness work, and VSO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Smiling woman in mask at sewing machine.
Onye Ubanatu

Webinar: Addressing social exclusion and gender inequality during COVID-19 

As health, education and social welfare services are disrupted, it’s the most vulnerable in society that bear the brunt of the impact. These are challenges VSO is working to address.

girl in classroom smiling at camera
Paul Wambugu

Webinar: Equitable, accessible, fair: Building inclusive services for excluded women and girls

How VSO is supporting marginalised youth and adolescents to access quality education and inclusive health services.

Emily Mabonga and Elisabeth Kisakye smile as they stand together and hold an award
VSO/Georgie Scott

Volunteer Impact Awards for 2020

We celebrate the dedication and achievements of our inspiring volunteers in our Volunteer Impact Awards

A young girl smiles slightly as she peers out from behind a wall in Parsa, Nepal
VSO/P Mathema

Webinars: Our ongoing work during COVID-19

Recap webinars from 21 and 22 October 2020, exploring our education work during COVID-19, followed by a discussion with VSO's Executive Board.