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!

VSO Ireland is 10!

In 2014, VSO celebrates its 10th anniversary in Ireland,. We are so proud of what we have achieved since being founded and want to say a big thank you to everyone who suppots us, especially our amazing volunteers.

What will you be doing in 2014?

Volunteer with VSO and support our work in fighting maternal death in Ethiopia. We need doctors, nurses and health managers to volunteer in early 2014. Take a look at the health opportunities available.

VSO needs teachers

We're currently recruiting experienced primary and secondary teachers and principals for placements in our programmes across Africa and Asia. VSO volunteers help build education capacity to training other teachers ensuring their legacy lives on after they leave. For more information call us on 01 6401060.

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.

Dr Mary McCauley - I am a VSO volunteer

Dr Mary McCauley is volunteering in Yirgalem General Hospital in south Ethiopia training local midwives and doctors to help reduce maternal and child death rates. Watch her video and see the impact a VSO placement can make to communities.

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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.

“It was the most incredible 12 months of my life. Not only did I make a real difference, I also developed professionally.” Olly Jefferies, VSO volunteer