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VSO volunteers and partners reached 1.5 million people last year.

They brought inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help achieve community goals: better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities.

About VSO

Our values

By thinking globally, we can change the world

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Progress is only possible by working together

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Knowledge is our most powerful tool

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Knowledge is our most powerful tool

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People First

Our strategy, People First, sets out how we will increase our impact against marginalisation and poverty:

  • Extend and deepen our impact through our programmes
  • Mobilise global citizens to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Position volunteering as a powerful contribution to delivery of the SDGs

Download People FirsT (PDF)

Theory of Change

VSO’s Theory of Change explains how we make a distinct difference to poor communities and ensure our contribution is a lasting one.

VSO Theory of Change [PDF]

At VSO, we believe progress is only possible when we work together.

Partnerships lie at the root of all the positive transformation that we create. Together, we work on programme development and delivery, research, advocacy and fundraising.

If you'd like to find out more, get in touch.

VSO USA Board of Directors

  • Philip Goodwin
  • Tom Carver
  • Mari Simonen