Meet professionals who have volunteered with VSO
Meet VSO online at our Google+ hangout on Tuesday

Join us for a live Google Hangout and meet VSO volunteers and staff and learn how you can join our fight against poverty as a volunteer, fundraiser or campaigner. Details here

Give a gift to support our Christmas appeal
With his hand in yours, he’ll make it

Give a gift to support our Christmas appeal and help our volunteers save the lives of mothers and babies at risk. Find out more and donate here

Be: the difference. Be a volunteer. Volunteer with VSO
Be the Difference. Be the volunteer

Can your passion for education bring change that lasts? Your skills and experience can make all the difference. Be the Difference. Be the volunteer. Find out more

Ebola Crisis Appeal - Donate now
Ebola Crisis Appeal

Support our Ebola appeal and help us continue our work with our partners in Sierra Leone. Find out how we are fighting Ebola and donate here #StopTheSpread

VSO ICS Entrepreneur youth programme - apply now to support businesses abroad
ICS Entrepreneur

ICS Entrepreneur – a programme giving young UK volunteers the chance to support entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries. Click here to find out more

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Our vision is a world without poverty

We are an international development charity that creates a long-term solution to global poverty – and that solution is people. See what we do or donate now

Have you got what it takes to volunteer?

Around the world, your skills can make a difference. The communities we work in need experienced professionals like you.

As a VSO volunteer, you’ll live and work abroad alongside local professionals, helping improve the quality of life for people who need it most. What’s more, you’ll experience a different culture in a way few people ever can.

You’ll change lives – including your own. Take the first step towards volunteering abroad with VSO today. Find out more and attend a Meet VSO event to hear from a returned volunteer about volunteering with VSO.

VSO also offers youth volunteering for 18-25 year olds as part of ICS.

“It was the most incredible 12 months of my life. Not only did I make a real difference, I also developed professionally.” Olly Jefferies, VSO volunteer