Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) needs your skills
are and what we do
VSO is an
international development charity that works through volunteers. Our
vision is a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil
their potential. We bring people together to share skills, creativity and
learning to build a fairer world.
volunteers aim to pass on their expertise to local people so that when
they return home their skills remain. Volunteers can be aged between 20
and 75 years old and must have a formal qualification and some work
experience. Regular postings are for two years, across Africa and Asia and
volunteers are provided with a financial package, outlined below.
We cover all
the costs for you. Our financial package for volunteers includes a
locally equivalent salary,
medical and travel insurance cover,
national insurance contributions,
visas and work permits
grants and guaranteed holidays.
We also provide you with a series of grants, before, during an after your
So, what can you do?
have opportunities teaching in school and vocational colleges for
teachers/lecturers in the area of design and technology subjects. All the
opportunities are in Africa and involve practical teaching skills and
experience as well as curriculum development experience in a variety of
technical subjects. For more details of current opportunities, please
visit out site at
be living in an EU country to apply for these positions through the UK,
but check out our other recruitment bases
for any volunteer placements you’ve seen advertised go to
http://www.vso.org.uk/volunteering/stepthree/ and apply through our
online application resource. If you have any general questions, please
feel free to call us on 0208 780 7500 or email