Blog posts about Volunteering
Never again: Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslideA mudslide and severe flooding struck Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, last August, killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless. While the rest of the world has moved on, Sierra Leoneans are still trying to recover. One year on, how can we prevent such a tragedy from happening again?
New hope for women living in shame and discomfortVolunteering has the power to shine a light on a little talked-about condition and help some of the countless women affected worldwide, writes Lucy Taylor.
"A year I'll never forget"Eileen’s year spent in Zambia was unforgettable. Not just because it was the first year of married life with her husband, but also for the extreme highs and lows of her stint volunteering in the children’s ward of a small rural hospital.
Struggles in paradise: Do the world’s poorest actually benefit from tourism?Around the world, tourism is on the rise, but local people often don’t see the benefit. Our work in Zanzibar is a great example of how simple changes could make a world of difference to farmers trying to earn a living.
Helping Rohingya children get their childhoods backAbout half a million children are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. We're working together to help them.
Q&A with Neonatal Nurse Rachel
Before setting off for Uganda, we caught up with Rachel to find out how she was feeling about her placement and what made her take the plunge in the first place...
60 years in 60 photosAs the world has changed, VSO has changed with it. To date over 76,000 people have volunteered with VSO. Watch this video showing six decades of fighting poverty in under a minute.
Life as a VSO volunteer in Lumezi
In this beautifully written piece, former VSO volunteer Eileen Parkes shares memories from her placement in Zambia...