Blog posts about Volunteering
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...
Wedding bells for two volunteers who met in Sri LankaBeth Griffin and Jo Coombs volunteered in Sri Lanka together as occupational therapists. They became great friends, and then fell in love when they returned. Five years later, they decided to tie the knot.
Uganda programme visit - reflections
Our Marketing and Communications Manager Annette gives you the low-down on her recent visit to our Irish Aid funded health and education programmes in Karamoja, Uganda.
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.
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.
Empowering refugees in Burma
"In my experience, it is the best thing I have ever done. For anyone who is thinking of doing it, I wholeheartedly say go for it and don't hold yourself back."
Words of wisdom – inspiring quotes from VSO Ireland volunteers
It’s International Volunteer Day, the perfect opportunity to give a shout out to the hundreds of Irish volunteers who have passed through our doors and shared their skills on VSO placements.
Five volunteer impacts in Papua New Guinea
As VSO scales back operations in PNG after more than 50 years, we celebrate just a handful of the major impacts volunteers from around the world have had on the development of this diverse Pacific nation.