VSO address the problem of skills shortages in developing countries through volunteer programmes.
Volunteering is a powerful tool for development cooperation. VSO is the world's leading international development charity that works through volunteers. We have opportunities on volunteer projects in 24 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, working in various sectors including healthcare, HIV/AIDS, teaching and education, engineering and technology, and community development. We welcome volunteers from most professional backgrounds, from healthcare to education, agriculture to engineering. In 2016/2017, VSO volunteers supported over 1,336,000 people to access better health services, nearly one million people to access education services and helped over 165,000 people improve their livelihoods.