Social worker Robin Borausiki with her colleague Catherine Bedford at Modilon Hospital in Madang, Papua New Guinea. VSO volunteer Catherine is a Family and Sexual Violence Mental Health Nurse who helped to establish a Family Support Centre.
VSO/Ginny Lattul

Volunteer jobs in community and social work

Use your background in social work to improve the lives, rights and prospects of marginalised people. 

Volunteers with a background in community and social work

Volunteer Anne with Nirmala and Durga. Anne is supporting a project encouraging girls to stay in school in Nepal.

Volunteer Anne Law with Nirmala and Durga. Anne is supporting 'Sisters for Sisters', a project in Nepal working with communities, teachers and school management, policy makers and government to bring about education equality.

You'll be working with marginalised and excluded people to make their lives better. You might be fighting for recognition of needs for mental healthcare, challenging perceptions about people with disabilities or helping people access government services.

Whatever you do, your input will help to shape communities for the future and improve quality of life.

Community and social work roles include:

  • Community workers
  • Social workers and managers

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It's an unforgettable experience that I will treasure for life.

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How we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support during your placement.

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