VSO is an international development charity. Our volunteers work with local organisations that serve poor people. They help give children a future through education. They improve the standards of care in hospitals. They train poor people in the skills they need to earn a living. Our volunteers do whatever needs to be done to break down the barriers that trap people in poverty.
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VSO volunteer Chris Jary, a UK doctor, worked in a severely under-resourced district hospital in Masindi, Uganda. It is meant to have 11 doctors (including Chris) – but it had just four - serving a population of around 500,000 people - some of whom live up to 80 miles away.
- To date 40,000 people have volunteered with us
- 32 countries currently host VSO volunteers
- 1,048 local partners work with us worldwide
Working with businesses
VSO has something unique to offer you as a corporate partner. Because with our 50 years of development experience, you can proudly claim to be part of a long-term responsible solution that’s changing people’s lives around the world.