In conversation: Youth Adviser Takyiwa talks lifelong volunteeringDespite volunteering half a century apart, the idea of putting local people at the heart of their work, and creating a place for young voices remains the same.
Safe deliveries and healthier futures for women in Cambodia
Ans Ohms is a Dutch midwife and volunteer in Cambodia. She is supporting the development of midwife training across six hospitals. Thanks to these improvements, over 10,000 pregnant women have already benefited.
No more missing pay cheques for teachers in Cambodia
Payment system reform by VSO volunteers means teachers can reliably access their hard-earned wages.
20 ways volunteering overseas will change you
Volunteering overseas is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It will change the way you see the world. Here are just a few ways it can leave its mark…
Where could your tech skills take you?
Tech and IT skills are increasingly in demand in developing countries. This means new opportunities for volunteers with expertise in these fields, like Christian Kuijlaars, to improve standards and accountability in health, education and governance in countries like Papua New Guinea.
Building a brighter future for children with disabilities
Volunteer Jo Doyne is based in western Rwanda, supporting teachers to provide appropriate teaching to children with special needs. She talks to us about her work with Ngwino Nawe, a special needs school.
We will not succeed until every child with disabilities is in school
Joachim Faara, the Director of Ghana Education Services in Talensi District explains how children with disabilities are being brought to the classroom with the support of VSO
Every baby deserves a chance
Irish paediatrician Dr Siobhán Neville is volunteering in Lindi, one of the most deprived parts of Tanzania. Based across several local hospitals and health centres, she and partner, Peter O’Reilly, are supporting initiatives to improve newborn care and challenge the region’s high neonatal mortality rates.
Helping save young lives every day
Rahel Beyan is one of the nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia working in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, helping to save young lives every day.