Sharing skills saves lives, in a country still living with the impact of Ebola
Dr Padma is a GP from London, who is volunteering with VSO 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.
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.
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.
Going above and beyond to save lives
Andrew Sesay is a Community Health Officer at Binkolo clinic, Sierra Leone. He’s often the first point of call for the thousands of people living in the community.
Supporting smallholder farmers in Bangladesh: A photo essay
Along with a group of 16 international volunteers, Steph’s been working with marginalised groups of smallholder farmers to support them to grow. Her photo diary of what's been an intense month.
Call the midwife: Six inspiring health workers saving young lives
This International Day of Midwives (5 May), we’re celebrating the midwives working to make childbirth safer and saving lives around the world.
Why I think we’ll all be worse off if we abandon overseas aid
Tom Legge, 35, from London is a VSO volunteer currently on placement in the north of Ghana. He thinks the current attacks against UK Aid fail to look at the benefit it has to the UK, as well as to people in less well-off countries.
From anger to action: How to stop 200,000 needless maternal deaths
After a 40-year career in the NHS in the UK, Phil Heywood, 72, is volunteering his skills to help tackle maternal deaths in Myanmar. He explains the global injustice of maternal deaths, and what is being done about it through UK Aid.