10 snapshots into life as a volunteer doctor in Uganda
Hi, I’m Dr Lierka Rodriguez. I am a volunteer obstetrician and gynaecologist working in rural Uganda. Here are some of my favourite moments of my time as a volunteer.
Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for 'falling short'
In Nepal, married women are expected to be the perfect wives and mothers. VSO research into the Baglung District of Nepal has shown this problem goes much deeper - women face violence for not meeting these exacting standards, living in claustrophobic communities where all eyes are on them.
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.
Home: It will never be quite the same again
Returned volunteer Charlie explains how his amazing experience has impacted his life and given him a totally different perspective on his home.