Sam, a project assistant in Freetown.
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How volunteering works

Our volunteers work where they're needed and can make the most long lasting impact. Our volunteers work where they're needed most. You'll share your skills and expertise, not your money, to ensure your work has a lasting and sustainable impact.

Our volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds and work as a part of a blended project team made of international, national and community volunteers, working together with the community and local partners.

Find out more about who can volunteer with us

The volunteer journey

We’re here to support you at all stages of your volunteer journey - from the moment you consider applying, until long after your role ends.

Questions about volunteering

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We're always happy to answer any questions you have about volunteering with us.

We're always happy to answer any questions you have about volunteering with us. If you have any questions about volunteering with VSO, you can:

Questions about volunteering

Find out more about volunteering

A teacher shares best practice as part of the Building Learning Foundations project in Rwanda
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Who can volunteer with us

The key criteria for volunteering with us.

Primary school teacher Souy Kran smiles as she stands at the front of her classroom; behind her, rows of schoolchildren work at their desks.
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How to apply

What to expect from the volunteer application process. 

Volunteer Peter helps some pupils at a VSO-supported learning centre
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Volunteering opportunities

Browse all our current volunteer opportunities.