Please donate to help sick children in Ethiopia
Help sick children in Ethiopia

Help us save the lives of sick children in Ethiopia. Donate to our #criticalcare appeal today.

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VSO Job Alerts

Job Alerts enable you to receive email alerts about new VSO volunteer opportunities matching your interests as soon as they become available. Sign up today

Be the difference in 2015 - volunteer with VSO
Be the Difference in 2015

Want to do something out of the ordinary in 2015? Your professional healthcare skills and experience can make all the difference. Be the difference. Find out more

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


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