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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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.

Ask your MP to support more women in power
Get your MP to support more Women in Power

Please ask your MP to push for a target on women’s participation and influence in public life as part of a robust Sustainable Development gender goal. Write to your MP

Be the volunteer
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


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