• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1958
VSO is an international development charity that works through volunteers. Our vision is a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential. We bring people together to share skills, creativity and learning to build a fairer world.    Where We Work Since 1958 we’ve been placing volunteers to work with local communities across Africa and Asia-Pacific. Today we work in over 30 countries and we have recruitment bases in China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, the Philippines, the Netherlands and the UK. We work through both international and national volunteers. VSO works in the most disadvantaged countries where we can make a significant contribution and where it is safe for us to have programmes. In each country, our staff work with local partner organisations to develop a country plan that guides our work. This plan focuses on several of VSO’s development goal areas. In addition to our work in developing countries, VSO also works to build global understanding of the issues around poverty and disadvantage. Advocacy and development awareness activities by staff, returned volunteers and supporters are part of our ongoing work.   Areas of Focus VSO’s work revolves around four development areas linked to the priorities of our partners, international development targets and our areas of expertise. These are: Health Participation and Governance Secure Livelihoods Education We’re committed to gender equality in all our work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realise their potential. What We Do VSO recruits staff around the world to work together towards our vision of a world without poverty. We commit to long-term development goals and long-term partnerships and focus on sustainable development rather than the short-term relief of certain problems. VSO also works to address the structural inequalities and barriers that prevent people from exercising their rights. We use our experience and our supporter networks to work for changes in policy and practice - rich and poor countries - that reduce disadvantage.  

Where is VSO International


1Current job
82Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Recruitment Specialist
    Thailand, Papua New Guinea
  • Finance Manager
    Papua New Guinea
  • ICS Marketing Advisor
    United Kingdom
  • Marketing Adviser
    United Kingdom

Staff at VSO International have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • personnel / human resources
  • market research
  • monitoring / evaluation


  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • australian agency for international development
  • canadian international development agency
  • department for international development


  • uganda
  • philippines
  • ethiopia
  • kenya
  • bosnia and herzegovina


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames
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