How a video call is changing lives in this refugee camp
In the world’s biggest refugee settlement, volunteers from Bangladesh, Myanmar and Wales are working together to create fun, play, learning and laughter for Rohingya children who call the camps home.
Update on UK Government funding for VSO
An update on our Volunteering for Development grant by Philip Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, VSO.
The nursing volunteer making a world of difference
Carol Carson transformed training for student nurses, improved communities' patient care and trained midwives in life-saving skills, before being honoured by the Queen in 2020.
The shadow pandemics
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated so many lives. But it isn't just one pandemic – from plummeting mental health to escalating gender-based violence – the most vulnerable in society are living through multiple invisible crises all at once.
Climate change and overfishing in Cambodia in 7 photos
Fisherfolk living on Cambodia's biggest lake are taking a stand against climate change and overfishing, and finding alternative sources of income thanks to support from VSO.
From the frontlines of Ebola to COVID-19: One volunteer’s journey
Nurse Willeke Gerritsen shares how volunteering during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 prepared her to take on COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
Shining a light on the plight of women in Zimbabwe’s mining communities
In poor, rural communities in Zimbabwe, miners put their lives at risk in the pursuit of gold, and it’s often women who suffer the consequences.
How women are taking the lead in the COVID-19 pandemic
On March 8 every year, International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on the fight for gender equality. Now, we’re celebrating the inspiring women volunteering to help make the world a fairer place in the time of the pandemic.
Celebrating VSO's lockdown heroes: VSO Volunteer Impact Awards
More than 300 VSO volunteers, supporters and friends came together on 19 January 2021 to celebrate the impact of volunteering for development at the Volunteer Impact Awards.
Five ways volunteers are supporting students with disabilities
With countries around the world in lockdown, children with learning difficulties and disabilities are more vulnerable than ever. We hear from four Rwandan-based volunteers making sure these children aren’t left behind.
Why volunteering will be the best thing you ever do
Each year, more than one billion people volunteer; joining them might just be the best thing you ever do. Here’s why.
Does anyone still care about the SDGs?
Over five years since world leaders created the Sustainable Development Goals, with attention now focused squarely on the global pandemic, you'd be forgiven for wondering: does anyone still care about the SDGs?