19 ways volunteering overseas will change youVolunteering 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…
13 beautiful pictures of mothers and babies
Around the world we're working to save the lives of mothers and newborn babies. Here are some of our most beautiful pictures.
2016 - a year of progress
2016 was a year of progress. Despite the negative events that have sometimes dominated headlines, we have seen huge shifts towards a healthier, greener and fairer world. Here's why
Using technology to improve education in Malawi
Education volunteer, Fred van den Brug, is one of our volunteers supporting innovative steps tackling some of Malawi's biggest education problems.
Celebrating volunteers around the world
One week after International Volunteer Day 2016, we look back at how it was celebrated by volunteers and VSO staff around the world.
I thought my child wouldn’t make it
Janet’s son was born two months early. He had a very low weight as well as breathing and stomach complications. Thanks to the work of the nurses at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, with the support of volunteer Gerieke Zandberg, Janet was able to bring her tiny baby home.
Despite the odds Celina turned her passion for food into a successful business
Celina Kisha Chibanda, 59, runs a small food processing business from her home in Iringa, Tanzania. But succeeding has not been easy.
Working for girls' education in rural Nepal
In rural Nepal, women and girls can often be excluded from social, educational and political roles that could help them make a lasting difference to their communities
Helping girls access school in Nepal
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.
Making maps that save lives: Arnoud Keizer in the Philippines
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.