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Welcome to Voluntary Service Overseas

Saving the Lives of Mothers and Babies

No one should live in poverty and be denied choice and opportunity.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work side by side with some of the poorest people to improve lives.

Blog posts

  • Bangladesh

    Livelihoods

    Overcoming rural poverty through farming innovations. Read more...
    ICS youth volunteering for improved livelihoods and health
    Youth employment in Bangladesh
  • Cambodia

    Education

    Improving English language learning in Cambodia
    ICS youth volunteering for improved education and livelihoods in Ratankiri
    Strengthening education management in Cambodia

    Livelihoods

    Empowering young entrepreneurs in Cambodia
    Improving market access for people in poverty with Accenture
    Improving child nutrition in Mondulkiri
    Boosting incomes from fishing and livestock

    Participation and governance

    Efficient and accountable governance across Cambodia
  • Ethiopia

    Education

    Improved education quality in Ethiopia
    Tackling critical capacity gaps in basic education
  • Ghana

    Education

    Improving education for girls and children with disabilities
    ICS youth volunteering for improved education and livelihoods

    Livelihoods

    Increasing profits for cocoa farmers
  • Kenya

    Education

    Inclusive education for girls and children with disabilities in Kenya
  • Malawi

    Education

    Accelerating child literacy and numeracy through technology

    Health

    Promoting human rights and health in prisons across Southern Africa
  • Mozambique

    Education

    Levelling the playing field for girls through vocational and life skills
  • Myanmar

    Education

    Upgrading teachers' English skills

    Health

    Supporting women's organisations fighting gender-based violence
    Making childbirth safer in Myanmar
  • Nepal

    Education

    ICS youth volunteering for improved education, health and livelihoods in Lamjung
    Delivering equality in education for girls
    Child-centred primary teaching for better literacy and numeracy in remote Jumla and Jajarkot 

    Health

    Preventing violence against women in migrant families

    Resilience

    Helping Nepal prepare for natural disasters
  • Nigeria

    Education

    Strengthening education management in Nigeria
    ICS youth volunteering for improved education, health and livelihoods in Kwara
    National volunteering to boost education standards
    Boosting achievement through mobile science and maths labs
  • Pakistan

    Health

    Strengthening policing to combat gender-based violence
  • Rwanda

    Education

    Improving primary literacy and numeracy skills in Rwanda
    Introducing effective early childhood education in Rwanda
  • Tanzania

    Education

    Improving primary education in Kagera
    Box libraries to boost literacy in Kagera
    ICS youth volunteering for improved education and livelihoods
    Teacher training for better primary and secondary education in Tabora, Dodoma and Lindi

    Health

    Preventing maternal and neonatal deaths in Kigoma region

    Livelihoods

    Boosting youth employment through vocational training in Mtwara
    Improving education and parental income in Kagera
    Boosting agricultural income and market links in Zanzibar
    Building an enabling environment for young and woman entrepreneurs
  • Zambia

    Health

    Better access to knowledge and services for improved youth sexual and reproductive health
    ICS youth volunteering for improved health in Zambia

    Livelihoods

    Advocating for land rights in Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

    Health

    ICS youth volunteering for improved health
    Supporting women's rights, health and financial independence across Southern Africa

Where we work