We believe that people are the answer to making long-lasting change happen. Watch this video to see how standing shoulder to shoulder with the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities can help build a fairer world.

Thank you for taking time to watch this video. I hope you feel inspired by how we can build a better, fairer world if we work together.

How VSO works

We know that simply sending money can’t make the kind of lasting changes we all want to see. So, VSO does things differently. We work through volunteers to empower the most marginalised and left-behind communities.

Working together, side by side, they provide the knowledge and opportunities to make communities stronger. Find out more about what we do and why it works.

Our work

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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.

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About VSO Ireland

VSO Ireland is a proud Irish charity working through volunteers to fight inequality, provide education and develop local communities overseas.

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By supporting our work, you’ll be joining a like-minded, caring community helping to make long-lasting change by unlocking the power of people.