family volunteering

Can I volunteer with my partner?

One of the questions we are often asked by prospective volunteers is ‘can I volunteer with my partner?’ While we welcome applications from couples, it can often take longer to find placements for both and it can be more complicated to arrange. In this blog Steve Hynd writes about his experience accompanying his partner Anya as she volunteered with VSO in Uganda.

Volunteering as a family

Is it possible to volunteer with VSO as a family with dependent children? We do have a small number of families who volunteer, but there is a lot to think about. Whether it’s possible will depend on the usual professional and practical factors for other volunteers – you’ll need the skills our partners request, for the time period they ask for – with extra personal considerations thrown in.