International volunteering for 18-25 year olds

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading development NGO that fights poverty through volunteers.

We are the lead partner for the ICS consortium, supporting the work of the 9 partners, including the VSO UK team. 

Our volunteers work within communities to share their knowledge, experience and skills to help fight poverty and change the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. It’s a highly cost effective approach that works, and is helping over nine million people in more than 30 countries to lift themselves out of poverty. Volunteers are pivotal to our model for sustainable development; today we work through international, national, youth, diaspora and corporate volunteers.

VSO’s work revolves around three development areas, linked to the priorities of our partners, international development targets and our areas of expertise. These are:

  • Health
  • Secure Livelihoods
  • Education

We’re committed to gender equality in our work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realise their potential.

Find out more about VSO's work in this short video:

Find out more about our partner organisations.