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Why choose VSO Knowledge Exchange?

Syngenta corporate volunteer Richard with farmers in Bangladesh ©VSO/Allison Joyce

Syngenta volunteer Jonathan working with Bangladeshi farmer co-operatives to improve their yields and income


Knowledge Exchange is VSO's corporate employee volunteering offer. 

Communities living in poverty

  • Local development partners access new skills and capabilities to improve their work
  • Demonstrable improvements in the lives of communities living in poverty
  • Local organisations and communities have a better understanding of, and engagement with, the private sector

Your employees

VSO Knowledge Exchange is designed to develop the leadership competencies of key employees, specifically:

  • Innovation, flexibility, strategic thinking and team leading skills to deliver results
  • Ability to deliver projects and programmes linked to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • New thinking to design and deliver new products and services
  • New skills and knowledge in an emerging market
  • Develops cross-cultural awareness through team assignments

Lasting impact of volunteering

In a recent survey of volunteers from nine of our corporate partners ​91% stated they were more engaged with their company’s CSR policy and 74% actively made recommendations for positive change. Download the full report.

Your business

Through VSO Knowledge Exchange you can become a partner in achieving the SDGs while:

  • Developing the sustainability leaders of tomorrow
  • Rewarding employees and generating engagement in your CSR work
  • Improving talent acquisition and retention
  • Understanding new markets and opportunities
  • Innovating new products and services
  • Deepening involvement with and understanding of global supply chains

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Bespoke corporate volunteering packages

Talk to us about your priorities for corporate volunteering. Combine different elements or design an entirely original programme tailored to your business.

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Christopher Borthwick, Private Sector Partnerships Manager, VSO VSO

Christopher Borthwick, Private Sector Partnerships Manager

To find out what your business could achieve through a partnership with VSO, please get in touch with our dedicated private sector engagement team.

Contact Christopher today to find out more:


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