Volunteers are helping make the world a fairer place

VSO works through volunteers like Ludiya in some of the world's poorest countries to improve outcomes in education, health, food and income, and participation.

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 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.

“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

Women in Power

Women are disproportionately affected by global poverty and inequality. At the same time they are excluded from decision-making.

VSO is calling for the international community to commit to increasing women's participation and representation.