The food revolution that could transform life behind bars
Poor nutritrition makes people in prison more vulnerable to infection, increasing the risks to communities around them. Grow-your-own initiatives could be a simple, innovative way to improve health behind and beyond bars.
"This experience is even better shared" : Nanda and Hilbert-Jan in Ethiopia
Volunteering couple Nanda and Hilbert-Jan, from the Netherlands, are volunteering together with VSO in Hossana, Ethiopia.
Kate tackles early marriages in Bangladesh
Kate Weaver was disturbed at the many children being married off by their parents in the rural community where she was volunteering on VSO’s International Citizen Service (ICS) youth programme. She and her team decided to do something about it.
Volunteers who worked together in Tanzania reunite for first time in 50 years
Hugh Burkitt has kept up with VSO since his time volunteering as a teacher in the 1960s. In December, he managed to bring 15 ex volunteers together again from his time on placement.
Change things up a gear in 2017: Cycle the RideLondon 100 for VSO
Paul Phillips was just an ordinary commuter cyclist before the RideLondon 100. A year on, he's attempting it again for VSO.
Volunteering after retirement: John gives something back in Cambodia
John's lifelong ambition to volunteer abroad was realised at 60, when he was offered a three-month stint in Cambodia with VSO. The placement made use of his valuable experience from a career as a consultant obstetrician to improve the healthcare services in three hospitals in obstetrics and gynaecology. It was challenging but rewarding and John, now 71, accepted a second VSO position in the country the following year.
Youth volunteers help provide desks and chairs for Ghanaian school without furniture
Children at Mwofo Primary School in northern Ghana struggled to learn without chairs or desks. Now, thanks to the work of VSO ICS volunteers, they are able to start studying.
Six years in Bhutan
VSO volunteer John Stedman was the first western teacher at Bhutan's only technical college
From school drop-out to superstar: How Elias saved 45 children's education
Alone, scared and running for his life, Elias Musabyimana was just ten years old when he survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. It left him deeply traumatised, but determined to dedicate his time, skills and energy to making a better world.