• Nepal earthquake relief
    Help us Rebuild Nepal Nepal has suffered another devastating earthquake and urgently needs our help to rebuild itself and support its people - our staff and volunteers are safe. Donate today to support our work.
  • Valuing Volunteering
    Ground-breaking Research into Volunteering

    VSO's Valuing Volunteering research paper was launched in Ireland in June. Download it here 

  • Tell your volunteer story

    Have you been a volunteer? Submit your story and tell us how you contributed to making the world a better place. Visit www.500ways.org

  • Stand out from the Crowd - Volunteer today!

    Are you an experienced education professional? if so, we have opportunties for you to volunteer and help us end poverty by improving education systems across the developing world. Apply today!

  • Transforming education in Ghana

    Nine year-old Lucy was born with a disability. The first eight years of her life were spent at home, unable to walk. Thanks to a VSO volunteer's work with partners as part of the TENI programme funded by Comic Relief, she now goes to school and actively participates in the classroom. To watch a film about how Lucy's life has been transformed click on the image above.

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.

"Volunteering with VSO makes sense to me. At a very basic but fundamental level, the work of VSO volunteers is sustainable” Beibhinn Ní Mhuirí, VSO volunteer