International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day takes place every year on 5 December as a celebration of volunteers and volunteering in all its forms.

International Volunteer Day | VSO

Celebrating volunteers all year round

Volunteers are at the heart of our work reducing poverty. Read their stories below

Meet VSO volunteers


Become a VSO volunteer overseas and share your skills. See our current volunteer roles for experienced professionals and VSO ICS, our youth volunteer programme.


Whatever amount you can donate can make a real difference. Donate now


Run, hike or bake for VSO. See great fundraising ideas

Volunteers who stepped forward for VSO

See all volunteer stories