Volunteer jobs in community and social work
Use your background in social work to improve the lives, rights and prospects of marginalised people.
Do you have a background in community and social work? If so, VSO needs you.
You'll be working with marginalised and excluded people to make their lives better. You might be fighting for recognition of needs for mental healthcare, challenging perceptions about people with disabilities or helping people access government services. Whatever you do, your input will help to shape communities for the future and improve quality of life.
Community and social work roles include:
- Community workers
- Social workers and managers
"It's an unforgettable experience that I will treasure for life."
Hesed Jacela, VSO volunteer in the Philippines
How we support you
Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.
Community and social work volunteer stories
Branded a prostitute for getting into politics: Empowering women to win more influence
Volunteer, Stephanie Green, has been working to increase women's participation in local politics.
Finding Ghana’s hidden children
Mary Loureth Carnable is a disability specialist volunteering with VSO in Ghana working to get vulnerable children such as girls and children with disabilities access to an education.