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Nine is Mine campaigners

The power of children’s voices in advocacy

Steve Lewis was recently visiting the VSO programme in India. For this week’s blog we have invited one or our partners, Vedika Jiandani,  from the national volunteering programme in India to write for us.

I work for Swechha, which is a youth-run and youth-focused organisation that provides a platform for people to ‘be the… Read more »

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Youth club members at the open meeting event in Bangladesh

Youth raising their voices with Members of Parliament

Climate change affects all members of society in Bangladesh and VSO works with youth clubs in Bangladesh to find ways to combat the effects climate change.

In January we organised an open sharing event which involved four youth club members from Khagrachari presenting case studies to Members of Parliament from All… Read more »

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Gavin Thomas (Volunteer Youth Corps Inc), Shameza David and Allana Walters (Youth Challenge Guyana)

By young people for young people – volunteering advocacy in Guyana

I’ve recently returned from my VSO placement as volunteerism advocacy adviser in Guyana. I was working to raise the profile of volunteering for national development. I had the opportunity to work with voluntary community across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

When the volunteer community were developing their initial advocacy objectives… Read more »


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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 »

If you want your life to change, volunteer

VSO Bahaginan volunteer Hana Badando volunteered in Ethiopia as a programme coordinator for maternal, neonatal and child health in Assosa, west Ethiopia. Below Hana reflects on the life-changing effects of volunteering with VSO.

Beginning and living a life in an area that is completely different from what you are used to is akin to… Read more »

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 »