VSO - Volunteer Service Overseas

 

Welcome to the career site of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) on Impactpool!

 

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

VSO’s work is special. It unlocks the possibility of positive change, bringing people from different backgrounds, expertise and experiences together.

VSO volunteers and partners reached 2.4 million people last year. They brought inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help achieve community goals – better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities.

VSO's vision is a world without poverty.

Mission

We bring people together to fight poverty.

Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.

We know, from almost sixty years of experience, that when teachers pass on their skills to others, community groups shown reliable sources of income, and governments helped to make systems fairer, this brings about lasting change. 

Values

  • By thinking globally, we can change the world
  • Progress is only possible by working together
  • Knowledge is our most powerful tool
  • People are the best agents of change

People First

Our strategy, People First, sets out how we will increase our impact against marginalisation and poverty:

  1. Extend and deepen our impact through our programmes
  2. Mobilise global citizens to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  3. Position volunteering as a powerful contribution to delivery of the SDGs

People First

If you:

  • support VSO's vision – a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential
  • can offer professional experience to contribute to VSO's goals
  • have a positive approach and enjoy working in a diverse environment
  • welcome new challenges and deal with them in a flexible, open-minded way

VSO can offer:

  • a workplace that encourages learning and development
  • an opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • competitive compensation and benefits
  • a chance to combine your professional skills with a good cause.