Myanmar is an extraordinary country that is going through a period of rapid change and transformation. There is huge enthusiasm for engaging with the outside world after years of isolation, and an optimism and huge expectation of change following the elections in November 2015. There could not be a more fascinating time to come to Myanmar and watch a country struggling for change in so many ways.
We are looking for skilled clinicians and health managers, education specialists, organisational advisors, and other specialists to volunteer in Myanmar.
VSO volunteers live and work in a variety of settings from big energetic Yangon to small intimate towns. Working in any context gives you the opportunity to understand the many issues the country is facing internally, far beyond what the media has space to report globally.
Working as a volunteer in Myanmar gives you an opportunity to gain an intimate understanding of this complex and fascinating country, while contributing to its development by sharing your skills and expertise.
We look forward to welcoming you as a VSO volunteer to Myanmar and its wonderful people.
5 minutes with... Alice Redfearn, English Language Trainer, Myanmar
"As a teacher I get a lot of respect here from my pupils, they are very polite, very eager to please. That’s quite change from the UK".
5 minutes with... Jo Povey, Organisation Development Advisor, Myanmar
"I love working with a local organisation, and, as is often the case in a long term placement, being seen very much as part of the team”.
Living In Myanmar
Find out how we will help you make the most of your time in Myanmar - and to get a first-hand view of what living in Myanmar is like read these great blogs by VSO volunteers: Gwen in Myanmar and gilltween
Gwen and Gill taught at teacher training colleges in Sagaing and Monywa respectively for one year in in 2015/6.
Find out how we support you
Where we work
In Myanmar, VSO works across different states, regions and Divisions, with expert international volunteers partnering with teacher education colleges, paediatric hospitals, midwifery teaching colleges, government ministries, and local and international NGOs.
Read VSO volunteer Anne Redfern's first impressions when she travelled to Myanmar in 2014."Discovering what compels the heroes of Myanmar to fight for the freedom of its people"
VSO Myanmar, 17B-2, Thar Yar Waddy Street (off Sayarsan Road), Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Telephone: +95(0)1 401601