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International volunteering

VSO offers volunteer opportunities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa and Asia. We are looking for skilled people from many different backgrounds, including education, health, IT and engineering. By volunteering abroad with VSO, you can help combat poverty and improve the quality of life for people who need it most. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities now.

If you are 18-25 years old, we have a volunteering program for you, too. 

Business training in Tajikistan

We need skilled professionals. We also have opportunities for young people.

Sarah Koye Ngalla with Michelle Hain in Cameroon

How we support you before, during and after your placement, and how you can prepare for it.

Teacher Shankar with pupils in Nepal

Find out what you'll need to apply and how the application process works.

Tom Bashford with doctor in Ethiopia

Volunteering has a positive impact not only on your life, but also for those with whom you work.

Volunteer with deputy head Haddy Jaoo in The Gambia

Find out what it's like to be a VSO volunteer.

Juliana Aboaagyewa in Ghana

Got questions? Find answers to your questions and more.