The effort to promote responsible volunteering over harmful 'voluntourism'.
Vix is a Team Leader in Bangladesh with our International Citizen Service (ICS) youth volunteering programme. Here she takes a sensitive look at the complex issues of child marriage and family loyalty in Bangladesh.
Rute found herself in an impossible situation. She was pregnant, widowed and no one in her family was earning an income. Things became worse once she discovered she was HIV positive.
Samantha's work as a volunteer supporting youth employment in Northern Uganda
Abandoned by her father and the daughter of a mother forced to work abroad to earn money, ten year-old Prinsi lives with her grandmother on the outskirts of the dusty town of Surkhet in extreme poverty.
In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction through the Philippines affecting over 14 million people. Volunteer Arnoud Keizer has spent nine months supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.
Cath Nixon took a two-year career break to support women's health as a VSO volunteer nurse.
VSO volunteer public health nurse Cath Nixon works alongside local health workers in a district hospital and across villages in midwest Nepal to improve and raise awareness of the care vulnerable women receive before and after pregnancy.
Paul Phillips was just an ordinary commuter cyclist before the RideLondon 100. A year on, he's attempting it again for VSO.