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"This will be the story I share when I’m talking with a group of farmers. This is sustainability in practice".

Liz Hunt, Syngenta corporate volunteer

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 on a livelihoods placement, you are talking about people’s ability to live, survive and manage risks. It’s about addressing the core issues. 

Giovanni Villafuente, Consultant, Cambodia


Current agriculture and natural resources jobs

We are looking for candidates in a number of anticipated volunteer jobs. These jobs are not confirmed yet. If you are interested in any of these jobs, please complete the application form and we'll be in touch.
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Food Security Adviser (Agronomist) Various Countries 31 Jan 2021

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. 

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