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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Supporting rice farmers in Cambodia

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Uganda
Temporary
Competitive
The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately
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Multiple locations
Permanent
Competitive
You'll be based in general hospitals or local health clinics where you’ll share your skills and knowledge particularly with paediatric department colleagues, but also other medical staff.
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Various Locations,
Contract
Competitive
In this role, your goal will be to create an environment where all children, and girls, in particular, feel included and are able to receive a quality education.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
You will be working with horticulture research centre in Kabala under Sierra Leone Agriculture Research Institute (SLARI) to strengthen the capacity of the research centre in conducting research on plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses; development and use of appropriate technologies and value chain adaptable in local context by farmers
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Various Cities, Malawi
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Project in various primary schools in Malawi. The project uses tablet technology to improve core competencies of reading, writing, and mathematics for Standard 1 and 2 (early grade) primary school children. This is an exciting initiative that will among other things provide real-time data to teachers and school administrators on learners progress. This, therefore, provides new and different opportunities and challenges that educators need to respond to.
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Sierra LeoneTanzaniaUganda
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierraleon. Exact location- City/district will be confirmed.
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Worldwide
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities.
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Volunteer role: Midwife

Industry: NGO Profession: Health
EthiopiaSierra LeoneTanzaniaUganda
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and newborn care both at faculty and community level.
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Company Statistics

Formation

1958

Location

Worldwide