12:59 07/09/2010
Nepal October 2013

Reflections on being an international volunteer

For the past 18 months I have been working as a volunteer researcher on the VSO led project Valuing Volunteering. The project looks at how different types of volunteering, including formal and informal, local, national and international, can play a part in helping communities overcome poverty. One of the largest… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Women working in a field in Nepal

Climate change from a different perspective

To mark World Environment Day and to raise awareness of environmental issues, we’ve asked VSO climate change research volunteer, Joan Bennett to blog about the work she is doing in Nepal.

Climate change is global. What we do in one country directly affects people elsewhere. As a British volunteer in Nepal, I’ve had… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO delegates at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Equity, valuing teachers, governance and accountability should be central to post-2015 development agenda

Last month I joined a team of 13 VSO employees, partners and volunteers at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic  Consultation on Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bangkok. The conference was organised by the  regional offices of UNESCO and UNICEF.  Its purpose was to ensure that the voices… Read more »


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