Raising educational standards in Rwanda: John and Sandra

After decades of teaching in the UK, married couple Sandra and John Ford looked to Africa for their next challenge. They enjoyed their experience with VSO in Tanzania so much that they’ve re-volunteered in Rwanda to help the government develop a new inclusive curriculum and raise standards in schools nationwide.

Share our volunteers' adventures in these amazing timelapse films

What's it really like to be a VSO volunteer? Share in the experiences of two of our volunteers, Chloe and Penny, who filmed a second of their experiences a day to make short films that show the VSO volunteer journey.

Find out more by chatting to volunteers in our open-to-all webinar this Thursday at 6.30pm GMT.

VSO Parliamentary Volunteer in Rwanda to work on issues of disability

British Member of Parliament (MP) Kate Green recently returned from a volunteering work placement with VSO Rwanda.  Since 2005, the Parliamentary Volunteering programme has been placing Parliamentarians to work with our country offices and partners on high-level advocacy and capacity building. 

The benefits of blogging - VSO volunteer Kate Turner explains

Marking the first birthday of her wonderful blog, Kate Turner, a VSO volunteer working to advance the human rights of disabled people in Rwanda, writes about her blogging motivations, offers tips to prospective bloggers and details the wonderful and unexpected benefits of blogging.