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Rickshaw rides #stopthemyth
Rickshaw rides - stop the myth

77% of the UK public think that efforts to tackle global poverty over the last decade have made little or no difference. Think nothing changes in development? Watch this video.

Don't let women be a statistic
Don’t let women be a statistic

Take action to ensure world leaders at the UN speak up for more Women in Power. Can you help us reach 5,000 messages of support? Sign our petition

Join in and change lives

Whether you can give your time, join a fundraising event or campaign, however small or large your contribution, you can help break down the barriers that trap people in poverty.

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


Fundraise with us

You'll have a great time raising money for VSO, but what’s more, you’ll be doing something amazing that will allow volunteers to bring people together to end poverty.

You don’t have to jump through fire or swim the Atlantic to be a great fundraiser. All you have to do is SOMETHING, and soon you’ll find that friends, family and colleagues will be queuing up to support you.

What others are doing

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Mandy Horne

Mandy overcame her fear of running and took part in the 10K Great Manchester Run  for VSO

Malcolm Ramsay

Starting from the sunny beaches of Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland, Malcolm walked 1,150 miles to raise money for VSO.

Janet Way

Following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, Janet and a group of friends walked across the Cevennes in France.