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Volunteering in Bangladesh

Welcome to Bangladesh!

Bangladesh is a green and fertile country with innumerable waterways that crisscross the largest river delta in the world.

VSO has been active in Bangladesh since 1974. Over the past 30 years poverty has consistently fallen, with an 81% increase in its Human Development Index. However, rural areas are home to many small-scale farmers, sixty percent of whom live below the poverty line and are threatened by a changing climate that brings more regular flooding, and decreasing freshwater.

VSO is working to improve health outcomes, ensure that more people have safe, sustainable means of making a living, and working with communities to respond to the effects of a changing climate and environment. 

Our projects are making real progress, and we’re excited to see what we will achieve in a time of national growth of industry and opportunity.

All the best,
Simon Brown, Country Director

Our volunteers

Useful information

Youth volunteering in Bangladesh with ICS

We have fully-funded opportunities for young people aged 18-25 to volunteer on projects lasting around 10 weeks on our International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.

In Bangladesh, ICS volunteers work with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Tasks include market research, business development and marketing.

ICS volunteers also work with community volunteers and national volunteers in youth clubs raising awareness on topics such as sexual and reproductive health rights, health and hygiene and child marriage.

If you are a Bangladesh national interested in volunteering with ICS please contact our local office by email: VSO Bangladesh team

UK nationals interested in youth volunteering can apply on the ICS website.

Kieran Toner (VSO volunteer) with children in Bangladesh Diana Patient

Kieran Toner, VSO volunteer, with children in Bangladesh