VSO understands the benefits of people volunteering within their own country, as well as the benefits of international volunteering. Right now we’re looking for experienced volunteer managers to develop effective national strategies for volunteer programmes.
Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years, but we also have occasional short term assignments for up to six months.
You’ll have at least two years’ experience of volunteer management, systems and techniques (five years’ for short-term placements). You'll also need programme and project management experience, as you’ll be supporting your organisation in managing a new volunteer programme. You’re likely to work in a cross-cultural team with multiple stakeholders, so strong planning, organisational and communication skills are essential.
What you’ll be doing
You'll provide training on volunteer management systems and support volunteers to ensure their skills are put to full use. You could be working in countries like India, Nigeria and Vanuatu.