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Give the life-changing gift of reading, writing and counting…

Children like Mphatso are in danger of dropping out of school and into a life of poverty. It's impossible to learn in a class of 200 children and without any books, pens, or desks. They are in a desperate situation and need your help.

Unlocking the power of people to create lasting change

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ireland, part of the VSO International family, brings about change not by sending aid. We unlock the power of people - local, national and international experts and partners - to work alongside some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people to build generational change. 

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Make an impact by sharing your skills and experience with some of the most marginalised people in the world. Become a VSO volunteer.

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A brighter future: the volunteer helping girls stay in school

Watch how volunteer "Big Sisters," like Srijana, are helping to ensure children in Nepal have the best start in life by highlighting the importance of education to their parents.

Shirisha, community psychosocial support worker.
VSO

Stories of empowerment: three Nepali women reclaiming their space

In Nepal, more than one in four women experience gender-based violence. In this blog we share the stories of three women from a VSO project in Nepal, who are helping to end violence against women and girls.

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Watch how you're helping children in Pakistan return to school

Watch how thanks to supporters like you, children affected by the 2022 Pakistan floods have been able to return to the classroom.

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Paul Wambugu/Obscuramedia

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VSO Ireland annual report

This year, many of the global COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were gradually lifted. For countries and communities already facing considerable challenges, there is a huge job to be done to make up lost ground in health, education, and livelihoods.

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Vision, values and strategy

Our purpose is to create lasting change through volunteering. We bring about change not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to empower people living in the some of the world’s poorest and most overlooked regions.

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