VSO offers you something few other volunteering organisations can – an opportunity to make a large-scale difference to people’s lives. The changes you make will endure long after you return home.
Use your skills and knowledge to help create a world without poverty
When you volunteer overseas, you’ll be able to use your talents to inspire more people than you’d ever imagined. Your volunteer job is planned as part of a sustainable country-wide strategy, so you can be confident that the work you are doing will have a wide and lasting impact. Your placement will be designed to complement other projects, to create lasting change across the country.
“Volunteering has proved to me that I have skills I didn’t think I had. I’m more open minded and I feel more confident in myself. It’s shown to me that I have the ability to do things at a higher level and I feel this experience has impacted me professionally too. It’s opened my eyes to different avenues that I might pursue in the future, for example, adult education.” - Mike Ashby, VSO volunteer