Schoolgirl or bride? Millions of girls fight for basic rights
More than 130 million girls are out of school. Many dropped out out due to pressure to marry too young, robbing them of their childhoods, their rights and their future. It's not too late to rescue them from a bleak future.
Meet the 96-year old who helped raise £50,000 for VSO
Over the past 40 years, Gwen Owen has helped raise an estimated £50,000 for VSO, supporting better education, health and livelihoods for the world's least privileged people. Gwen says collecting for a good cause isn't just satisfying, it's keeping her young.
Improving education standards in South Sudan
“If you are interested in being part of something that is a ‘first’, then South Sudan is the place to go"
Improving nurse training in South Sudan
“If you want an experience which will open your eyes, this is the one."
Inspired by the people of South Sudan
“I loved being immersed in an environment that was at once familiar but so different in every way you can possibly imagine.”
Kenyan Apprentice: Zuckerbergs of Nakuru pitch for Citi funding
Citi's corporate volunteers support disadvantaged Kenyan entrepreneurs
Nepal earthquakes: One year on
Many thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary camps. Health services and other infrastructure will need ongoing support to recover and be able to support the rebuilding of a nation.
What comes after an earthquake
Surviving a natural disaster was not what Jessica Stanford, 34, expected when she began her volunteer placement as a business development adviser in 2014. Instead, she found her calling coordinating humanitarian effort in the wake of Nepal's worst earthquake in 80 years.
Labelled a prostitute for going to school
VSO volunteer researcher Pauline Faughan spent three months visiting schools interviewing teachers, pupils and community members on their attitudes to girls education.
20,000 chances to change the world
We’re celebrating 22-year-old Tania Tuzizila from Croydon. She’ll be the 20,000th young person to volunteer through the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.