• Calling all education professionals!

    The deadline for career break applications for teachers is fast approaching - 1st February 2017. If you're an educator interested in supporting our sustainable development programmes, please get in touch now!

  • Why should you consider volunteering?

    Supporting sustainable change, improving job prospects, becoming part of a community and discovering a new side of yourself - just some reasons you should think about volunteering this year.

  • Improving livelihoods with VSO Ireland

    VSO builds programmes that help people in poverty live in dignity and security, with better skills, income and fairer access to markets. We need business, marketing and development specialists to share their skills in some of the world's poorest communities.

  • Exciting opportunities for educators in Rwanda

    We are currently recruiting 20 Foundational English Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Advisors to improve the quality of primary and pre-primary education in Rwanda. Register your interest and find out more about these exciting roles...

Support VSO Ireland...

Every mother waits to hear her baby take their first breath. For many, it never comes.

One million children die on their first day of life every year, and almost all of these deaths are preventable.

With your help, we can save babies' lives. A donation from you could help provide a resuscitator, like the one that saved the life of baby Andrew in Uganda. 

"I know you'll agree that it's simply wrong that babies should die when the solutions that could save them are so very simple." Dr Aisling Walsh, VSO volunteer, Uganda

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.