VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)

We bring people together to fight poverty.

Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.

We know, from almost sixty years of experience, that when teachers pass on their skills to others, community groups shown reliable sources of income, and governments helped to make systems fairer, this brings about lasting change.

Last year our organisation provided:

  • Training for 66,000+ teachers in 16 countries, benefiting more than 850,000 school children
  • Increasing the knowledge and skills of 31,863 health practitioners
  • Supporting over 984,000 people to access better health services
  • Improving access to food and income for 146,000 people in 15 countries

Help build a better, fairer world for those in poverty.

If you:

  • support VSO’s vision – a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential
  • can offer professional experience to contribute to VSO’s goals
  • have a positive approach and enjoy working in a diverse environment
  • welcome new challenges and deal with them in a flexible, open-minded way

We can offer:

  • a workplace that encourages learning and development
  • an opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • competitive compensation and benefits
  • a chance to combine your professional skills with a good cause.

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The deal person for this position will work collaboratively with Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA – Mtwara and Lindi) teacher within welding and fabrication workshop by providing advice, coaching and where possible support other workshops in welding and fabrication related operations. He/she will provide inputs to VETA management and VSO on the best way to improve the workshop up to the standards desired/required by gas industry.

In Myanmar, many teachers are lacking the high quality training needed to unlock their students’ potential. That’s why we’re looking for people like you. In this role, you will work as both an English teacher and a teacher trainer, delivering training to the academic staff who train Myanmar’s student teachers, using British Council materials.

The purpose of this role is to improve the standards of carpentry education and workshops to meet IVQ (International Vocational Quality) standards. She or he will also support other advisors within the project to work together as a team to deliver the objectives of the project.

The ideal person in this position will work collaboratively with teachers under motor vehicle mechanics workshop within VETA (vocational education and training authority) in Mtwara and Lindi to improve the standards of motor vehicle workshop to meet international standards.

Kingston, United Kingdom
The role will generate new business opportunities with companies to support VSO’s work, specifically around corporate volunteering via VSO Knowledge Exchange. As part of VSO’s private sector team, you will create and adapt marketing collateral to support generation of new business and engage companies through a range of methods including media, face to face meetings, conferences and events, webinars, linkedin and social media.

Uganda or Tanzania,
Volunteer opportunity
You will assess the needs and build the technical and networking capacity of staff, management and board members of selected vocational training institutes to develop and implement strategies to strengthen access and linkages to private sector companies in oil and gas related sectors; to increase marketability and relevance of courses as well as apprenticeship, internships, sponsorship and private sector investment opportunities.

You will provide technical support to local implementing partners in livelihoods , including supporting curriculum development, value chain analysis, business planning, and Village small scale lending Associations (VSLAs); -

Assess the needs and build the technical (and operational) capacity of instructors (and staff) and the overall organisation within the vocational training institute so they can deliver quality, market relevant, entrepreneurial and work readiness skills training and services; so the local population have increased preparedness for employment in the oil and gas and related sectors.

The volunteer will work collaboratively with Vocational Education and Training Authority in the food production department. The volunteer will provide advice, teaching skills, coaching and where possible support the department to meet Industry standards.

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Working within the busy marketing team, the Copywriter will be responsible for writing and editing engaging copy for a range of channels to inspire staff, volunteers and donors to get involved with VSO. You'll turn your hand to meet a variety of print and digital project briefs, from editing our annual report to crafting Plain English project summaries for our website.

When you have a passion of sharing your knowledge in teaching as well as carpentry and construction in an international setting, this is your job! With your contribution, the level of education in this area of Tanzania can be brought to a higher level.

Develop project plan for delivery of phase 1 of the assessment: Lead the design of phase 1 of the assessment working closely with -BLF colleagues. Ensure the project plan is suitable to the Rwandan context and can be achieved with the resources and time allowed. Note that prior to this consultancy, VSO and key stakeholders will have been trained in the Washington Group approach and will have developed a basic (but not fixed) roadmap suitable to the Rwandan context as a starting point.

We have an exciting opportunity as a Resourcing Advisor at VSO. Currently VSO sends over 1000 volunteers a year overseas and is looking to expand. As part of the role you would be working across the Onboarding, Candidate Manager and Events teams to enable our volunteers to reach placement in a timely and efficient way. A great step in volunteer management.

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