Meet the volunteers forging a friendship revolution
There’s something special about volunteering that forges friendships that can last a lifetime. Four volunteers reveal the unexpected bonds they made through their experience with VSO.
The lasting shadow of Ebola: The virus that killed the carers
In 2014 Sierra Leone experienced a devastating outbreak of the Ebola virus. It killed almost 4,000 people. In March 2016, the outbreak was declared over, but the impact the virus had on the country’s fragile health system will be felt for years to come.
Volunteers in the Philippines demonstrate the spirit of volunteering in the face of extremism
Volunteers from the Philippines have mobilised to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Marawi city, where conflict has erupted between government forces and ISIS-affiliated groups.
“I got a motorbike to the hospital to deliver my baby”
Fatu Conteh, 18, gave birth to baby girl Mariama six months ago and shares her story here.
Sharing skills saves lives, in a country still living with the impact of Ebola
Dr Padma is a GP from London, who is volunteering at Makeni Regional Referral Hospital in Sierra Leone. In a country still reeling from Ebola, she tells us it's often skills, not supplies, that save lives.
Mother Mbalu names baby boy after dedicated Community Health Officer
Mbalu Kamara, was so pleased with the care she received from Community Health Officer Andrew Sesay, she named her baby boy after him.
Six inspiring volunteers still changing the world
These volunteers are still dedicating their time to supporting the communities they volunteered in.
What US climate pact withdrawal could mean for the world
On World Environment Day, we look at President Trump's latest bold move and its potentional impact on our planet.
Sparks are flying off Tanzanian female electrician: Zanab’s story
Zanab has realized her unconventional dream of becoming an electrician. After completing a vocational course run in partnership between British Gas Group, VSO and the Tanzanian Government she is one of only two women in a new trade co-operative, with excellent skills and revving for business.
John Stops: Reflections on three decades of service to VSO
John Stops made an indelible mark working with hundreds of volunteers on VSO programmes in more than 20 countries.
Now 72, John has recently completed a 200-mile walk from VSO’s office in London towards retirement in the UK at his home in Abergavenny, raising funds in memory of a much-loved VSO colleague.