Irish volunteer Lisa in a Ugandan school

Volunteer with us

Make an impact by sharing your skills and experience with some of the most marginalised people in the world: become a VSO volunteer.

Your opportunity to change lives

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer: the opportunity to use your skills and professional experience to create lasting change. You'll do something very different. You'll use your inspiration, expertise and vital practical skills to empower people to access quality healthcare, education and livelihoods opportunities.

By working in close collaboration with local partners, the impact you make will last long beyond your time volunteering. You will benefit from invaluable opportunities for both personal and career development – creating incredible memories, and often forging great friendships, along the way.

The confidence I have gained from this experience is something that will definitely help me be much bolder in future career decisions.

Greg Gungoll
Volunteer business adviser, Bangladesh.
Volunteer in classroom

Volunteering opportunities

Our current roles for expert volunteers in Africa and Asia.

National volunteer in Kenya
Paul Wambugu

How volunteering works

Everything you need to know about volunteering with VSO.

Volunteer writes on blackboard

Volunteering FAQs

The answers to all your frequently asked questions about volunteering with VSO.