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Agriculture and natural resources roles

Support work making rural communities become more profitable and resilient to our changing climate.

Volunteer with agricultural backgrounds support programmes that increase communities' ability to increase crop yields, access finance and equipment as well as reach markets in order to sell their products. Volunteers work along the whole value chain to improve crop production, improve business understanding as well as build relationships and systems with processors and distributors. Ensuring farmers get a fair share for their produce. Volunteers supporting agricultural communities also work to build resistance and help communities adapt to our changing environment. Agriculture and natural resource roles include the following:

  • Agricultural specialists
  • Agribusiness specialists
  • Animal husbandry advisers
  • Natural resource managers

Stories from VSO volunteers

VSO volunteer Giovanni Villafuerte worked in Cambodia alongside farmers to help improve their business skills supporting improved livelihoods.

There is a beauty in volunteering. You stay in the field with the community. You bring practical solutions because of that in-depth experience. And volunteering on a livelihoods placement, you are talking about people’s ability to live, survive and manage risks - it's addressing the core issues. 

Giovanni Villafuente, VSO volunteer, Agricultural Consultant, Cambodia

How we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.