Before you start your project
As part of our selection process, you will need to be medically cleared by our Medical Team. You’ll need to submit detailed personal health information and to undergo a full medical examination.
Our Medical Team are experts in the travel health of volunteers working in poorly resourced settings. They’ll review whether the project is medically suitable for you, based on a risk assessment of your health.
For more information please contact VSO's Medical Team on their confidential email firstname.lastname@example.org
VSO’s training programme focuses on broadening your understanding of international development and preparing you for living and working in a new environment. There's also language training, if needed.
VSO’s training programme uses a mix of online courses and residential courses, depending on where you are from.
While you're there
Find out about training, accommodation, health and safety while you're on your placement
Upon your return
Find out how we will support you when you return home, and how you can stay engaged with VSO.