Volunteer experience

Volunteer experience

VSO volunteers live and work at the heart of their community, doing jobs that make a real difference to people's lives. We work in partnership with local organisations, making sure that the skills of our volunteers match the needs of our partners. By volunteering with VSO, you will be sharing your skills and experience, contributing to local development, and continuing your own learning.

International volunteering is at the heart of our contribution to development. We work with our programme partners around the world to bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds, enabling them to share skills and learning. These partnerships lead to new ways of achieving shared goals, and have a greater impact than simply transferring material resources.

VSO Jitolee’s international volunteer programme creates unique opportunities for East and Southern African professionals to share their skills and work on long-term, sustainable solutions in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

In addition to helping fill skills gaps, many of our international volunteers work to build the capacity of organisations that serve poor and marginalised people. That means your work can have a ripple effect that touches people you’ll never even meet.