A group of people sit on the floor as Daw Hla Myint points out the map of village during a disaster risk management awareness session in Kyatkathone Village
VSO/Nyan Zay Htet

Volunteer with VSO

If you are an experienced professional of any age, you can find out more about volunteering with us on this page. 

We also offer:

If you are interested in volunteering locally, please contact the VSO office in your country of residence.

A young man and young woman stand outside, conversing in Rwandan Sign Language
VSO/Mussa

Why volunteer?

Find out about the benefits to yourself and people in poverty.

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

What's involved?

All the facts you need to know about volunteering with VSO.

volunteer prepares to set up the disaster risk management committee (DRMC) signboard at Kyatkathone Village,Kyike Ma Yaw Township, Mon state, Myanmar
VSO/Nyan Zay Htet

Volunteer opportunities

Our current roles for expert volunteers in Africa and Asia.

Use your skills to make a real contribution

Whychliffe Rutalemwa, a Junior welding instructor with students, Tanzania
VSO / Georgie Scott

Sharing your knowledge, skills and energy with others makes a huge difference. Our placements are carefully designed with everyone from governments to local community groups to make sure you pass on the right skills to the right people. 

This way, people can lift themselves out of poverty, and stop relying on others. And you'll change the lives of many, many people.

Join us and see just how much of a difference you could make.

How volunteering placements work

How we support you

VSO Volunteer in Pakistan
VSO

It's often a big decision to volunteer. We'll support you every step of the way.

Volunteer health and safety is a priority. We ensure our volunteers are medically fit to travel and will be kept safe and healthy throughout the duration of their placement. Our country office staff will be there to help. 

Depending on your placement, you may also be entitled to financial support. 

 

Personal, financial and local support on placement

Find and apply for a role

We’re always recruiting skilled professionals from different backgrounds and sectors. Could it be you?

Where we work

Bangladesh

Livelihoods

Education

  • Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Bangladesh

Health

eSwatini

Health

  • Interactive theatre for justice
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of prison populations in Southern Africa

Ethiopia

Education

  • Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Health

  • Equipment and skills to reduce newborn deaths

Malawi

Education

  • Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Livelihoods

  • Improving Market Access for the Poor
  • Solar Mama Rural Electrification project

Health

  • Improving the health and wellbeing of prison populations in Southern Africa

Nepal

Education

Health

Rwanda

Health

Education

Sierra Leone

Health

Tanzania

Livelihoods

  • Improving Market Access for the Poor
  • Lake Zone Youth Empowerment project
  • Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED)
  • Collective Action for Rights Realisation in Extractives Industry (CLARITY)

Health

Uganda

Health

  • Equipment and skills to reduce newborn deaths

Livelihoods

  • SCOPE (Skills and Capacity for Organisational Productivity and Employment)

Zambia

Health

  • Training and Local knowledge (TALK!)
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of prison populations in Southern Africa

Zimbabwe

Health

  • Improving the health and wellbeing of prison populations in Southern Africa

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