Volunteer Monica Atim talks to a group of peer educators she's trained
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Global volunteer network

Discover how you can stay involved with VSO and become part of our thriving global volunteer network.

First things first, sign up to the VSO volunteer newsletter to stay up to date with our work.

How can you support VSO

Two young male peer educators in the studio as they present a health programme on Radio Bangweulu
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Join our volunteer Facebook group

Connect with other volunteers from around the world

A large group of people stand together and smile for the camera, at the IVCO 2019 conference in Kigali
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Events

Stay informed about our work through out events. Join us at an upcoming event or recap any you might have missed.

National volunteer Asha conducts an aspirations analysis with young female applicants to the Lake Zone Youth Empowerment project.
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Youth networks

Our youth networks are unifying and amplifying the voices of young people.

A group of people talking
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Making the case for UK Aid

At VSO, we believe in taking a stand for the good of international aid and development.

Arti and her big sister Anu smiling.
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Support us financially

VSO is a charity and requires ongoing public donations, alongside institutional funding, to bring about lasting change to the world’s poorest communities.

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Volunteer again

We are always looking for highly skilled individuals like yourself to volunteer where the need is greatest. Check out our latest volunteering opportunities here. 

VSO volunteer Patricia Doyle with seven-month-old baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma in the new paediatric High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital in Hosanna, Ethiopia

Remembering VSO in your will

At VSO, we want to leave behind a fair world for everyone – a gift in your will can help build a better future.

VSO in Rohingya camps, Bangladesh

Careers at VSO

We don't just go to work at VSO. We're transforming the way development is done by putting people at the heart of the change. 

Volunteer stories

Children using tablet computers in a Malawi classroom | VSO
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“Be ready to meet new people and build communities, gain knowledge and a sense of purpose.”

Hear from Lameck Dition Sandram from Malawi, who volunteered in Sierra Leone where he worked on VSO’s Unlocking Talent (UT) project, applying his 25 years of experience in education to train staff and collect real-time project implementation data. 

Kenya farming youth group
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Celebrating Active Citizenship - 2022 Volunteer Impact Award Winners

On Thursday 8 December 2022, VSO hosted its annual Volunteer Impact Awards, celebrating the exceptional contribution of volunteers from around the world. If you missed the ceremony yourself, we’ll be rounding up our 2022 winners in this blog!

School visit, Ethiopia

“It's been my happiest time. You have to volunteer when you get a chance” - Kamal

Kamal Jaga, 40, from the UK, volunteered for VSO Psychosocial Support Project in Ethiopia, a country ragged by internal conflict that created an estimated 2.2m internally displaced people.