Lynie Pispisano
International volunteering

Every year, around 50 to 100 Filipino professionals go abroad and donate their skills and time to the fight against poverty. They become international volunteers, and VSO is honored to be able to provide a way for these Filipino professionals to donate their skills on a global level. 

Youth volunteering program

At VSO Bahaginan, our youth programs are the International Citizen Service and the Work In The World Program. Under these programs, our youth volunteers become active citizens in their local communities. 

It’s a different kind of volunteering

We don’t ask for donations of clothing or money. We ask for a more valuable donation: you. Our volunteers donate precious skill and time, and become change agents.

Our vision is a world without poverty

We work towards that vision through volunteers because we realize that people are still the best agents of change. To spread these change agents around, we've developed several kinds of volunteering programs, such as our international volunteering program where we work in over 30 countries globally. There is also our national volunteering program in three provinces, and our youth volunteering program for 18 to 25 year old Filipinos who want to become active citizens.

Volunteers smiling

What happens when you become an international volunteer?

We’d like to make that less of a mystery for you so we followed around some of our volunteers while they were in their volunteering placements. Here are six short documentaries about a day in the life of a VSO international volunteer.