Run for VSO in 2014
Challenge yourself this year

Join us this year and help fight poverty worldwide! If you're new to running why not try one of our runs?  Running events

Volunteer roles for health professionals in Zambia
Volunteer in Zambia

We’re now recruiting doctors and GPs for various 6-24 month long volunteer roles to increase the quality and number of trained health professionals. Find out more and apply today.

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

Retired GP, Professor Phil Heywood is trekking to the North Pole to raise funds for VSO
Well done Professor Phil Heywood

Well done to retired GP and returned volunteer Professor Phil Heywood who has now returned from his attempt to ski to the North Pole in a bid to raise £30,000 to help VSO continue to send skilled volunteers overseas in the fight against poverty. Support Phil's trek here

VSO ICS - apply now to depart in May 2014
VSO ICS - Apply now for May departures

If you’re aged 18-25 you could volunteer on a 12 week project in Africa or Asia with VSO ICS. Click here for more information and to apply.


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 abroad?

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 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 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