The enduring spirit of volunteeringThe coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rush of volunteers - it's an inspiring moment, and a reminder of the benefits and lasting power of volunteering.
Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for 'falling short'
In Nepal, married women are expected to be the perfect wives and mothers. VSO research into the Baglung District of Nepal has shown this problem goes much deeper - women face violence for not meeting these exacting standards, living in claustrophobic communities where all eyes are on them.
The year in review: Seven stories we loved in 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we look back on the incredible work of our volunteers across the world. Whether it’s supporting children in the aftermath of Ebola or resuscitating a baby in a maternal ward in Uganda, volunteers continue to bring us a step closer to ending poverty each year.
Over fifty years later this volunteer's presence is still being felt
In 1956 David Hoggett volunteered alongside the founder of VSO, assissting Hungarian refugees. His brother Christopher remembers VSO in his Will.
Five ways volunteers have supported vital work in Papua New Guinea
As VSO scales back operations in PNG after more than 50 years, we celebrate just a handful of the major impacts volunteers from around the world have had on the development of this diverse Pacific nation.
Schoolgirl or bride? Millions of girls fight for basic rights
More than 130 million girls are out of school. Many dropped out out due to pressure to marry too young, robbing them of their childhoods, their rights and their future. It's not too late to rescue them from a bleak future.
Bowling out violence in Pakistan
VSO volunteer Becky Higgins is using cricket in the fight against gender-based violence in Pakistan.
Life’s rich tapestry: Remembering Sally Darlington
Textile artist Sally Darlington was deeply inspired by the four years she spent volunteering with VSO in Ghana. Sally sadly lost her battle with terminal cancer earlier this month, but not before talking to VSO about a life taking the road less travelled. We remember her here.
10 photos of girls learning around the world
In countries around the world, girls struggle to access the education they deserve. But these 10 photos of girls in school prove that together we can change that.
Meet the 96-year-old who helped raise £50,000 for VSO
Over the past 40 years, Gwen Owen has helped raise an estimated £50,000 for VSO, supporting better education, health and livelihoods for the world's least privileged people. Gwen says collecting for a good cause isn't just satisfying, it's keeping her young.