VSO is the world's leading international development organisation fighting poverty through the talents, energy and commitment of volunteers.
In 2018, working in conjunction with communities, local non-governmental organisations, host-country government agencies and policymakers, VSO programmes reached 1.5 million people in 24 countries across Africa and Asia across health, education and livelihoods programmes.
VSO’s unique volunteering for development approach puts people at the centre of driving sustainable, systemic change in their own communities. From local community organisations to national governments, VSO brings the right people together to coordinate collective action.
VSO mobilises volunteers of different skillsets, from skilled overseas professionals to local youth, building trust, relationships, and passing on technical skills.
IVCO 2018 Theme Paper: Inclusive Development Practice for Youth
This paper has been produced for IVCO 2018, the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference.
Valuing Volunteering: The Role of Volunteering in Sustainable Development
This report summarises findings from the global action research project ‘Valuing Volunteering’.
Inspiring Employee Volunteering – China Research Study: Inspiring Corporate Volunteering in China
VSO China and Beijing Normal University are pleased to present this Corporate Volunteering Research Study on the status of Corporate Volunteering in China.
Where Would the World be Without Volunteering?: The impact of volunteering in international development
Meaningful and lasting change comes about when people work in partnership, helping each other achieve their goals.
With your help, VSO is assisting the Ethiopian government with improving education in the underdeveloped region of Benishangul-Gumuz. Focusing on marginalised and indigenous communities, children...
With your help, VSO is assisting the Ethiopian government with improving education in the underdeveloped region of Benishangul-Gumuz. Focusing on marginalised and indigenous communities, children with disabilities now have...
Volunteer Elisabeth Kisakye is on placement in Mozambique's Manica province.
She shares her experience of enduring Cyclone Idai, and updates us on the response work so far.
You can support our Cyclone Idai...