Live below the line
Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line is a campaign that's challenging the way people in the UK think about poverty - and making a huge difference.

Sign up today to take part in Live Below the Line, and help us to make a lasting change for some of the world’s poorest people.

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Would you like to make a difference?

Find out how by watching our new video to hear volunteers talk about how sharing their skills overseas has made a lasting difference to the lives of those living in poverty.

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

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

0.7% UK Aid bill recieves royal assent | VSO UK
Success! 0.7% UK aid target receives Royal Assent

As of 25 March 2015, the UK Government's commitment to investing 0.7% of Gross National Income towards international development is enshrined in law.

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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