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Who we are

VSO Ireland is a proud Irish charity working through volunteers to fight poverty, provide education and develop local communities overseas. We specifically work with some of the poorest and most marginalised people and communities in some of the world's poorest places.

VSO Ireland empowers people and communities to play a more active role in their own development. We value inclusion, empowerment, ownership and active participation to deliver long-term change. 

VSO Ireland is part of the international VSO family. For over 60 years, VSO has worked in over 90 countries and with over 80,000 local, national and international volunteers to support over 50 million people.

Our history

VSO's global impact last year

Nearly 3 million children received access to the inclusive and quality education they deserve.

Nearly 435,000 marginalised people realised their rights to improved health and healthcare.

Over 30,000 people developed the skills and knowledge they need to secure a livelihood.

Nearly 2 million people were supported to be included, resilient and socially accountable.