7-year-old Blessing Asokiyine (centre) with her 6-year-old classmate Klevin Atinga and VSO volunteer Mary Carnable, at Goriko kindergarten in Talensi District, Bolgatanga, Ghana
VSO / Teresa Menka

How volunteering works

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, with international volunteers working alongside others from the country or community we’re working in.

Find out more about who can volunteer with us

Our placements are carefully designed in collaboration with everyone from governments to local community groups, to make sure you pass on the right skills to the right people.

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 placement ends.

Questions about volunteering

All girls excited to answer the question asked in a school in Delhi

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

If you have any questions about volunteering with VSO, we'd love to answer them.

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Questions about volunteering

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