Mothers and babies

Creating a fair world for everyone

We're a community of changemakers. We've pioneered our approach to development, working hand-in-hand with local organizations, governments, and global partners.

Who we are

At VSO, we go beyond aid—our mission is to help communities become the architects of their own futures.

With the generous support of institutional donors like USAID and GAC, we're making a difference in over 20 countries. Experience the transformative impact of Volunteering for Development (VfD) with us

About us

Our impact

In 2022-23, VSO International reached...


over 10.9 million people

Find out more in our annual report


nearly 7.4 million indirectly


over 3.5 million people directly

Volunteer teacher trainer and student
VSO/Paul Wambugu

Partner with VSO USA

Our work is only possible with the support of our generous partners who fund our impact-driven programs.

Our work spans multiple sectors, from education and healthcare to sustainable livelihoods and resilience building.

Partner with us
Dennis, national volunteer on DESIP project

Partner with VSO

Join a community of expert partners who care about the communities we serve.  

Deaf volunteer


Contact us to learn how you can partner with VSO to support our programs.

VSO community volunteers

About us

Learn more about our values, strategy, and past impact. Your partnership is crucial to our continued success. 

VSO News

Read the latest news from VSO USA and our international partners.

National Youth Engagement Network in Nigeria

Transforming individuals, communities and societies through active citizenship

Volunteers are an incredible resource, who are making a vital contribution to the delivery of the sustainable development goals. They are also stepping up to question, to challenge, to hold decision makers to account for their actions.

Vilma in the classroom

From Kenya to Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines, meet the volunteer igniting change across the world

Vilma Esoto is a remarkable national volunteer working hard in the Philippines, where she ensures that out-of-school youth get the relevant mentorship and leadership skills they deserve, to achieve a prosperous future.

Stand with VSO

Become a partner and work with VSO to deliver community-based solutions.

Your partnership will support our work in education, health, and livelihoods.  

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