Mari Simeon Steps Down as Chair of International Board
After six years, Mari Simeon is stepping down as Chair of International Board. The current Vice Chair and former Chair of VSO UK Board, Sam Younger, will be taking over.
The hardest job in the world
Low pay. Lack of respect. Being asked to achieve the impossible with not enough time, resources or training to do your best. Oh, and the future of the world depends on you. Lucy Taylor hears from four teachers around the world about the challenges they face – and what keeps them going, despite everything.
Building a better future for my country
Graduation and finding a decent full time job were Bangladeshi Farah Moriam's expectations of 2015. But her life changed course when she became a national volunteer team leader on VSO’s International Citizen Service (ICS) programme, traded the capital for a rural village, and saw a new side to her home country.
My volunteer valentine: True love stories
All of these people decided to volunteer overseas expecting challenges, adventure and to make a difference. On top of all that, they found each other – proof that love can find you where you least expect it.
Top tips for completing your ICS Action at Home
International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers complete some amazing projects in their local communities when they return to the UK. Youth volunteer Takyiwa Danso explains how to make your Action at Home simple and effective.
Seeding a love of reading
Children in schools across Tanzania are much better at reading thanks to special ‘box library’ programmes, fostering a love of books at a cost of just £1.88 per child
Don’t stop achieving: Life after youth volunteering
When Sarah Donachie returned from her volunteer placement in Bangladesh she wasn’t ready to stop making a difference.
Rebuild Nepal: The difference you've made
How the donations of thousands of supporters of our Nepal Appeal are helping rebuild the country.
Raising educational standards in Rwanda: John and Sandra
Married couple John and Sandra decided to use their experiences teaching in the UK to strengthen the Rwandan education system
Breaking down HIV stigma in Mozambique
Every day, 410 people in Mozambique are infected with HIV. Celina was diagnosed when she was just 18 years old.