A VSO returned volunteer gives a talk

Request a speaker from VSO

Would you like to hear first-hand how VSO works to create lasting change through volunteering?

Hear our former volunteers share their experiences, and discuss the impact that VSO's work has on some of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised communities.

About our speakers

Our speakers have all been fundamental to our work in improving people's access to health, education and livelihoods opportunities across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Today was fantastic... The children were engaged and wanted to talk about what they had learned at break time, thank you for an excellent presentation!
Teacher at a junior school in Hampshire

From working to increase access to education for girls in Nepal, to helping to improve healthcare in Zambia, our volunteers can share their inspirational stories at school assemblies, community group meetings and careers fairs.

Members of our speaker network include youth volunteers who have spent three months volunteering on the ICS programme alongside other young people, as well as professional volunteers who have spent one year or more volunteering with us.


Speakers can cover a range of topics - from finding out more about international development and its impact around the world, to discovering what it's really like to become a VSO volunteer.

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Owing to the ongoing and changing regulations around COVID-19, we strongly recommend that you arrange 

Request a VSO Speaker

We recommend allowing approximately eight weeks' notice for a talk.

Please note that our speaker service currently operates in the UK only and is subject to volunteers’ availability.

This form is to request a UK-based VSO Speaker for your event or organisation within the UK only. If you are outside the UK please contact your local VSO office.

If you are interested in volunteering with VSO – please visit our volunteering opportunities page to find out more about our current roles. Queries about volunteering opportunities sent to this address will not receive a response.

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