Sarah Witts works in VSO’s International Communications team, and has been volunteering in the UK and Africa for the past decade. Here she reflects on the impact that volunteering can have in fighting poverty.
Like many VSO volunteers and staff, I often find myself challenging scepticism about the contribution that volunteering makes towards international development.… Read more »
VSO has worked with Delhi-based youth organisation Swechha for many years. We have provided them with long-term volunteers and youth volunteers as part of the International Citizen Service. Vedika Jiandani, Youth Action Supervisor at Swechha tells us about the recent campaigns her organisation has been working on.
Three years ago India officially recognised education… Read more »
VSO and Youth is a policy position paper which sets out how and why we are supporting young people. It looks at how VSO is helping young people living in poverty to access essential services like education and health, and to get employment.
More importantly the paper looks at how young people can… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »