VSO volunteer are helping communities rebuild after fire in Sierra Leone's Susan's Bay slum.
Jacqueline McAuley has spent the last six months volunteering as a midwife trainer in Ethiopia. This is her story.
From Cork to Cambodia - an extract from an article about Louise Buckley's experience teaching nurses to save lives.
"The people here are incredibly kind and gracious and welcoming. Volunteering with VSO – I would highly recommend it."
"If you have a genuine desire to share your skills with people from across the world, learn from a different culture, and have a year of adventure, then volunteering could provide you with a truly life-changing experience."
Dr. Mary McCauley is a speciality trainee in her fifth year of training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working in Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Northern Ireland. In September, she will be embarking on the experience of a lifetime with VSO.
Conor Ryan, 35, from Thurles, Co Tipperary is volunteering as a research and development associate with a local charity in Odisha, India. He tells us about his first few months volunteering.
Speech and language therapist Maeve McCutcheon describes her hands-on placement with VSO in India.
Helen O'Flinn is working in Kampala, Uganda. We asked her to describe her experiences so far and tell us a bit about her placement.