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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Global 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 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 hold balloons in front of a wooden gate in Ethiopia.
VSO/Jasper Kasbergen

Celebrating VSO's lockdown heroes: VSO Volunteer Impact Awards

The VSO Volunteer Impact Awards showcase the achievements of volunteers from around the world - during their placement and afterwards. 

In a year that has been fraught with so many challenges and disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these awards celebrate the remarkable strength and resilience of volunteers working with the most marginalised communities. 

Our Volunteer Impact Award winners

James Russell works at his laptop from his placement accommodation in Surkhet, Nepal.
©James Russell

Meet the volunteers fighting poverty from their living rooms

More than 40 international VSO volunteers are now ‘working remotely’, giving online support to vital projects around the world, despite having had to return home due to COVID-19.

Hundreds of thousands of people have made the switch to working from home as countries have gone into lockdown. Our volunteers are no different, becoming e-volunteers providing virtual support.

The rise of e-volunteers

Volunteer Willeke Gerritsen outside a hospital in Nepal.
Willeke Gerritsen

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.

Now, working in public health in the Netherlands on the COVID-19 crisis, she poses her biggest challenge yet – and the lessons she learned as a volunteer are more relevant today than ever before. Here, Willeke shares how her experience as a volunteer equipped her to take on COVID-19.

Willeke's story