Spotlight on… Goal 1: No Poverty
Eradicating poverty remains one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today and the primary focus of VSO’s work. But what does ‘no poverty’ really mean? We delve into Sustainable Development Goal 1...
Beast from the East and climate change
I’m no meteorologist but something is definitely amiss, especially when we consider last year was one of the hottest on record globally. Things are getting more extreme, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.
Five women who will give you hope for the future
We all know we've got a long way to go on the road to gender equality. But millions of creative, sharp and determined women refuse to wait around for that day – they're taking action now.
International development events in Ireland
Keen to get more involved in the international development sector in Ireland? Attending events is the best way to meet like-minded people, find out about new initiatives and be inspired to promote the SDGs in your everyday life.
10 snapshots into life as a volunteer doctor in Uganda
Hi, I’m Dr Lierka Rodriguez. I am a volunteer obstetrician and gynaecologist working in rural Uganda. Here are some of my favourite moments of my time as a volunteer.
How volunteering can benefit your career
Although many people consider volunteering overseas to be a “career break”, it’s actually a fantastic way of developing new skills and progressing your professional career.
Overview of the SDGs
At VSO Ireland, we see how small changes and actions lead to create positive impact every day. While the SDGs are aimed at countries, we can all take guidance from them to make small changes in our own lives that will better the communities, country and world we live in.
VSO Ireland – leading the way in volunteering
Fantastic news to kick off 2018 – we’re Ireland’s leading international volunteering organisation! VSO Ireland is the very first organisation to be found fully compliant with all 44 indicators of Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice.
Volunteering with VSO Ireland... one year on
A year after his VSO volunteer placement ended, Eoin O’Maoileoin has found a new job and life in Papua New Guinea. This is his story.
Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for falling short
In Nepal, married women are expected to be the perfect wives and mothers. VSO research into the Baglung District of Nepal has shown this problem goes much deeper - women face violence for not meeting these exacting standards, living in claustrophobic communities where all eyes are on them.