Help us to rebuild Nepal

VSO urgently need professional volunteers to help Nepalese people rebuild their lives.

Following the catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal on 25 April and 12 May, VSO is working with local communities and partners to offer expertise and skills to support the rebuilding of Nepal.

Can you volunteer to help?

Improve the quality of healthcare in Zambia

We have a variety of roles for doctors available.

Join volunteer hospital administrator, Haripriya Eswaran to help transform the healthcare in Zambia. You could change your life too.

Find out about our volunteer doctor roles in Zambia

Falling in love with Zambia

Haripriya Eswaran spent nearly two years volunteering as hospice administrator at Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka, Zambia. Drawing on her healthcare background, Haripriya found the work challenging yet fascinating. Her biggest success was reviewing the hospice’s business model to create a sustainable strategy for the future. Read her story to find out about the ups and downs of her time in Zambia.

Making markets work in Nigeria

Siddharth Sankhe recently completed a three-month monitoring and evaluation placement in Nigeria. There he used his expertise to contribute to VSO’s ‘Making Markets Work’ (MMW) project in the capital Abuja and towns in three other states. Read about the work he conducted, the friends he made, and the many things he learnt during his time in Nigeria.

Rwanda on the map of Africa

Vikas Ratanjee volunteered as as a district disability adviser in Rwanda. His role was to advise the Ministry of Local Government on mainstreaming disability issues in Nyanza District. He didn’t know what to expect when he arrived in the ‘land of a thousand hills’, but was very moved by the unforgettable welcome and beautiful scenery. Read his reflections on his journey with VSO.


Volunteer in Malawi

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Where we work

Papua New Guinea

DisabilityEducationHIV and AIDSParticipation and governance
7 million
GDP per capita:
HDI ranking:
153 out of 187
Life expectancy:
57 years

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