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Be a changemaker.

Join our movement working for a fairer world.

Support VSO and you'll join a like-minded, caring community of changemakers. Over 60 years experience has proven the immense power of the 'ripple effect' when people are empowered to change their own lives for the better. Together we can be the change we want to see. Together we are changemakers. Join us.

Select your way to change lives

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Stand with children today

Donate today to help children and families in Kenya facing severe hunger. Gift food, skills, and hope. Every day counts.

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Donate today

Girls like Parvati living with disabilities are marginalised and isolated and out of school. Your gift today has the power to help change a girl’s future. 

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Girls education in Pakistan

VSO needs your help to keep children in Pakistan in education. Girls are left behind and facing exclusion from schools now destroyed from recent floods. We match the most marginalised girls with a VSO volunteer to support them return to education.

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Newsletter - regular email updates from VSO

Sign up for some good news and find out how you can help build a fair world for everyone.

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Volunteering opportunities

Our current roles for expert volunteers in Africa and Asia.

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Join our volunteer network

If you've volunteered with VSO in the past, thank you so much. If so, we'd love to reconnect and have you join our Global Volunteer Network.

See VSO in action

We believe that people are the answer to making long-lasting change happen. 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. 

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.

More ways to give


Door to door fundraising

Door-to-door fundraising is one of the most cost-effective ways of recruiting and engaging new regular supporters, as well as raising awareness of the work we do.

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Paul Wambugu/Obscuramedia

Your donations and taxback

Unlock vital life-changing funds - at no extra cost to you!

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Your supporter promise

VSO Ireland's work would be impossible without the compassion and generosity of our supporters. That is why we are committed to being accountable to you for the way we fundraise and how we make use of your donations.