Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

"VSO helps us meet our business needs. Through our support of VSO and its unique approach, thousands of cocoa farmers and their families learn the skills and expertise needed to create a lasting legacy."
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Cathy Pieters, Global Director of Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International 

Interested? Email paul.benson@vsoint.org or call +44 [0] 20 8780 7345

We will work with you to design a partnership that integrates your core business activities and stakeholder interests with your Corporate Responsibility policies.

Download a guide to partnering with VSO.

Bespoke solutions for your business

Successful relationships with the corporate sector go beyond far beyond donations of money - the sector possesses great influence, business capability, access to networks and skilled labour. We look to harness all these resources, whilst drawing upon combined strengths and to create lasting change that is mutually beneficial.

World business leaders choose VSO as a partner

The corporate sector has a crucial part to play in our work.

VSO and Accenture have worked together for over a decade on the Making Markets Work for the Poor (MWWP) programme. This exists to deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi. The partnership is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, whilst supporting VSO's goal that everyone has access to a secure livelihood. Beyond funding it includes support to VSO through pro-bono consulting and volunteering services, including developing economic analyses, creating training curricula and coaching and mentoring programme staff. 

VSO and Mondelez International (formerly Cadbury) have worked together since 2008 on the Cocoa Life programme partnership. This aims to secure the economic, social and environmental sustainability of around 1 million cocoa farmers in Ghana, India, Indonisia and the Caribbean.  As a result, Mondelez is establishing a more stable cocoa supply.

VSO and Randstad are celebrating over ten years working in partnership. The synergy between Randstad’s work placing candidates in exciting roles and VSO’s work placing candidates impactful volunteer placements means there’s huge added value for both partners. During the last decade Randstad has shared its recruitment expertise, over 150 of its employees have volunteered with our partners as well it contributing significant annual unrestricted funding.

Designing programmes with maximum impact to help communities in poverty

Benefitting from our 50+ years of experience in development, you can proudly claim to be part of a long-term solution that’s changing people’s lives around the world. 

At this very moment, as a result of VSO’s work, over 14 million children are receiving a better education. Almost five million people are accessing better quality HIV and AIDS services, and over a million disabled people are better able to enforce their rights to education and health services.

Corporate partners may, if they wish, support specific projects or areas of work,providing you with fantastic stories to tell about the people you’re helping lift out of poverty.

Find out more

We would be delighted to explore how a partnership with VSO could benefit your business and improve the prospects of some of the world's poorest communities.

Contact Paul Benson, Senior Corporate Partnerships Development Manager via telephone on +44 [0] 20 8780 7345, email at paul.benson@vsoint.org or Skype via Paul.Benson304

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