Blog posts about Volunteering
Could volunteering help you discover your life's calling?
VSO volunteers often tell us their lives have been transformed by their experiences. Here, three returned volunteers explain how volunteering encouraged them to find a more meaningful and rewarding path in life.
What to expect when you're volunteering: Advice from VSO volunteers
If you’ve been thinking about volunteering overseas but are still undecided, take it from those who have been there. Read their advice here or meet volunteers in person at a Meet VSO event.
9 lessons in living life to the full: From 81-years-young volunteer Mira
“You can only do your bit. But that’s enough” says serial volunteer Mira. She has been supporting VSO for 18 years, having set off on her first placement at the age of 63.
Life as a public health nurse volunteer in Nepal
Cath Nixon took a two-year career break to support women's health as a VSO volunteer nurse.
What comes after an earthquake
Surviving a natural disaster was not what Jessica Stanford, 34, expected when she began her volunteer placement as a business development adviser in 2014. Instead, she found her calling coordinating humanitarian effort in the wake of Nepal's worst earthquake in 80 years.
Kenyan Apprentice: Zuckerbergs of Nakuru pitch for Citi funding
Citi's corporate volunteers support disadvantaged Kenyan entrepreneurs
Five minutes with...Simon Gana, VSO volunteer
Simon supports the learning, literacy and language skills of primary school teachers in a country where children have to learn four languages.
Five minutes with...Rhea Villarico VSO Volunteer
Rhea Villarico is working as an in-service methodology advisor in Rwanda helping teachers understand modern educational techniques.
Simple ideas make a big difference for Ghanaian farmers
Volunteer Peter Okoth is working with farmers, introducing new techniques to increase yields and incomes whilst conserving water.