How to apply

We're delighted that you're interested in volunteering with VSO. Please read the information below, then you can start searching available vacancies and begin your application.

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What you'll need to apply

Once you've found a placement you're interested in applying for, please read the person specification of the job description attached to the advert and check you meet the minimum criteria for the role

You'll need 30-40 minutes to complete the online application form. This needs to be done in one sitting. If you require an alternative application format, please contact us

It's a good idea to gather together the information you'll need before applying. Here's a list of what you'll need to upload or include:

  • personal details
  • details of your current employment (for example; job title, length of service, salary)
  • updated CV in Word format (max size 200KB) 
  • supporting statement (you'll need to refer to the job description for this).

Once you've submitted your application, you'll receive a confirmation email containing further information about the next steps.

Your application will be considered by our team and you’ll be informed if you've been shortlisted for the volunteer role within two weeks of the closing date detailed on the placement for which you applied.

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How do VSO placements work?

We place professional and skilled volunteers with local partner organisations, from grassroots groups to government ministries, to build their capacity and ability.