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.
Lab on wheels: Bringing science to Northern Nigeria
An innovative new way of bringing science education to schools in Nigeria's rural north could offer a way unlock future tech prosperity, explains Chief Executive Philip Goodwin.
Prestigious prize to unlock education potential
VSO’s partner in bringing literacy and numeracy to millions of children across Malawi is in the running to win a multimillion dollar prize established by Elon Musk.
"Volunteering was one of the best times of my life - so I'm remembering it in my Will"
Chris is passionate about the role volunteering can play in changing lives around the world and so has left a gift in his Will to VSO. He shares the experiences that fostered a strong trust in VSO’s legacy.
"I want the next generation to benefit from my legacy"
Charles knows his time in Tanzania gave him skills that lasted throughout his life. He has generously left a gift in his Will to VSO. Here, he tells us why.
London Marathon: My fight against pneumonia made me want to give back
When Conor Russell, 23, signed up for VSO ICS, he didn’t know quite how much of an influence it would have on his life. Inspired by those he'd worked with, he ran this year’s London Marathon for VSO. He tells us how it wasn’t a walk in the park.
My baby comes to class with me
Zainab Boima and her eight-month-old son are pupils at the Teenage Mother’s School. FINE Salone and VSO run an informal school so teen mums to continue their basic education.
Overcoming life's challenges: Edwin's story
Edwin's experience volunteering led him to recognition as a 'deaf role model' and eventually to a fulfilling job as a teacher.
Mari Simeon steps down as chair of International Board
After six years, Mari Simeon is stepping down as Chair of International Board. The current Vice Chair and former Chair of VSO UK Board, Sam Younger, will be taking over.
The hardest job in the world
Low pay. Lack of respect. Being asked to achieve the impossible with not enough time, resources or training to do your best. Oh, and the future of the world depends on you. Lucy Taylor hears from four teachers around the world about the challenges they face – and what keeps them going, despite everything.