International

12:59 07/09/2010
Lila Devi and VSO volunteer Sangita Singh in India

Pushing the boundaries of volunteerism

On International Volunteer Day I thought it would be a great opportunity to tell you more about our work to improve the policies that affect volunteerism. As a development organisation that works through volunteers, VSO is keen to engage with other organisations that work with volunteers. United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is… Read more »

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