Group of youth female farmers
Paul Wambugu/Obscuramedia

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.

Based on our 2022/23 available funds, and in line with our reserve policy, the VSO Ireland Board have approved grants contributing to VSO’s core programme areas: Inclusive Education, Health, Resilient Livelihoods, and Social Inclusion and Social Accountability. We also continued to invest in fundraising to support our long-term goals.

Financial statements 2022-2023

We are very proud of what we have achieved over the last year. This is only possible with the continued support of the Irish public. Yet, there is still so much work to do. With your help, we can be confident about fulfilling our plans by working to create a fair world for everyone.

Impact: supporting VSO's work internationally


7,786 people volunteered with VSO, working with communities in 35 countries.


10.9 million people were reached, including nearly 7.4 million indirectly and over 3.5 million directly.

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Child and teacher
Paul Wambugu/Obscuramedia

How VSO Ireland is funded

Our work would not be possible without funding and support from a range of partnerships. From Irish Aid, trusts, foundations and private companies, to the general public we remain grateful for all funding received through the years.

Volunteer school leadership advisor

Structure and governance of VSO Ireland

VSO is governed by VSO Ireland's Board of Directors. They set the direction and purpose of the charity and ensure alignment with VSO International. We are committed to best practice in our governance and transparency.

Rice trader

Our work

We unlock the power of people - local, national and international volunteers and partners - to work alongside some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people to build generational change.