Dr Olly Jeffries and nurse Pam Wilson volunteered in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world with a life expectancy of 39 years. They outline the challenges and benefits of working in the Malawian healthcare system for VSO.
Watch VSO volunteer Robin using his horticultural skills to improve the lives of people with HIV & AIDS.
Our campaigns aim to raise awareness of important global issues and bring them to the attention of policy makers in the UK. And we need your help! In this film Jenny Willott MP describes the big impact you can make, just by taking small steps – like filling in a campaign postcard or adding your name to an online petition.
An income-generating project in Mozambique helps HIV positive men and women earn a living.
Are you 18 to 25 and passionate about international development? VSO’s Youth for Development (YfD) programme gives you the chance to live and work in a developing country for up to a year. This film gives you a tempting taster of the YfD experience – hear from outgoing volunteers on what motivates them, and find out how Rob and Ruth are adapting to life in stunning Mongolia.
In this short film VSO volunteer Julie Wilson shares her expertise in primary education with schools in Nepal. We are given a glimpse of how she is adapting to a new culture and learning just as much from her colleagues as they are from her and how she is beginning to appreciate what is truly important in life.
Commitment from volunteers needs to be matched by political commitment. VSO Mongolia is using international and national volunteers to create an environment for local volunteering projects to flourish. A succesful primary health care pilot is now being taken up by health departments around the country.
We have places in two of London’s most prestigious running events – Bupa 10K and Royal Parks Half marathon. Sign up and join the VSO team today. Your money will help us fight poverty and change the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities.
Watch this film on VSO’s fundraising 24 Peaks challenge and sign up if you’re up for it.
The Global Xchange programme is a six-month exchange programme which gives young people from different countries a unique opportunity to work together, to develop and share valuable skills and to make a practical contribution where it is needed in local communities.