VSO volunteers and partners reached 2.4 million people last year.
They worked with 7,237 volunteers from all countries, ages and backgrounds
Their education programmes, working to improve access and quality of education reached 900,000 people across 15 countries.
They supported over 1,336,000 people to access better healthcare
Alongside 112 partners, they worked to improve access to food and income of 165,000 people in 14 countries
VSO's vision is a world without poverty.
They bring people together to fight poverty.
Their unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.
They know, from almost sixty years of experience, that when teachers pass on their skills to others, community groups shown reliable sources of income, and governments helped to make systems fairer, this brings about lasting change.
By thinking globally, they can change the world
Progress is only possible by working together
Knowledge is their most powerful tool
People are the best agents of change
Their strategy, People First, sets out how they will increase their impact against marginalisation and poverty:
Extend and deepen their impact through their programmes
Mobilise global citizens to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Position volunteering as a powerful contribution to delivery of the SDGs