Volunteer jobs in agriculture and natural resources
VSO's secure livelihoods programmes help poor people learn the skills to make a decent living. Volunteers with a background in agriculture and natural resources play a vital part in those programmes.
We're looking for people who can offer support in a number of areas. In addition to your technical skills, it's really helpful if you can assist with things like enterprise and small business development, marketing, advocacy and lobbying or financial planning.
Agriculture and natural resource roles include:
- Agricultural specialists
- Agribusiness specialists
- Animal husbandry advisers
- Natural resource managers
Stories from VSO volunteers
Helping Cambodian farmers take control of their businesses
VSO volunteer Giovanni Villafuerte is working in Cambodia alongside farmers to help improve their business skills. Enabling them to better provide for themselves and their families.
There is a beauty in volunteering. You stay in the field with the community. You learn about them. You bring practical solutions because of that in-depth experience. I have gone beyond my limits. I nearly reached my breaking point. But I was happy because I knew that I could go past that, I learnt to think outside the box. I am always on my toes. When you volunteer in a livelihoods placements, you are talking about people’s ability to live, survive and manage risks. It’s about addressing the core issues.
Giovanni Villafuente, Consultant, Cambodia
Increasing the income of disabled people in Rwanda
"You have a role of inspiring and building confidence."
Transforming the dairy value chain in Malawi
Volunteer marketing advisor Rona Ramos spent 2 years improving the entire dairy value chain in Malawi.
|Agriculture Extension Advisor – National Professional Volunteer||Nigeria||28 Feb 2019|
|National Graduate Volunteer -Improving Market Access for the Poor||Nigeria||28 Feb 2019|
|Livelihoods Adviser||Philippines||16 Mar 2019|
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.