New partnership between UNV and VSO: Promoting volunteering to empower local communities in driving the development agenda
Sierra Leone: ten years on from end of civil war, youth unemployment could threaten new unrest, warns VSO
Ten years on from the end of civil war in Sierra Leone (18 January), mass youth unemployment poses a threat to the existing peace and stability in the country, international development charity VSO is warning.
VSO Bahaginan and Peacebuilders Community will explore a joint project with local NGO EcoWEB, to utilise the logs that were washed away by flash floods from upper villages of Iligan. The logs will be made into lumber and will be used to build new homes for some of the families that were left homeless by the flooding.
VSO underlined its new global focus with the appointment of a new Chair and six new trustees to its International Board.
Today VSO and the Peace Corps signed a partnership agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York that will allow the organisations to share best practices and work more effectively in countries where volunteers serve. The event was organised by UN Volunteers as part of the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers and International Volunteer Day.
VSO Bahaginan supports the Civil Society Organizations-Forum for Peace (CSO-FP) as they work on the peace campaign in Mindanao. The campaign will run for one year from June 2011-2012 and aims to get a signed peace agreement addressing the Bangsamoro problem in Mindanao.
Youth volunteers from the Philippines and the UK work together to curb human trafficking and promote health awareness
What's for lunch? Randstad employees run around Sydney during lunchbreak to raise funds for VSO.
President Obama and UK Prime Minister Cameron announce partnership to strengthen volunteers’ fight against global poverty
President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have today announced a partnership between two of the world’s leading volunteer organisations, VSO and the US Peace Corps.
For the deaf community in Cebu – Central Philippines, watching the local news on TV is not unthinkable. They watch the news and act on it!
VSO Bahaginan joins the International Model Forest Network in the sustainable management of watershed in Bohol
In September, VSO Bahaginan officially launched the Carood Watershed as a permanent member to International Model Forest Network (IMFN). The Governor of the Province of Bohol, Hon. Edgardo M. Chatto, and the mayors of the different municipalities led the signing of the partnership agreement with VSO Bahaginan.
Volunteering British Member of the Parliament (MP) David Amess shared the highlights of his brief but meaningful visit to the Philippines in a culminating forum entitled “Valuing Filipino Nurses and Health Workers” held on September 2, 2010 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.
VSO Indonesia in cooperation with Dirjen Binapenta, are looking to recruit Indonesian professionals who will be placed in VSO partner organisations in several developing countries around the world.
If you are a Chinese professional and are looking for a change in 2010, you can now apply to volunteer with VSO to make a real difference, not only to your life, but also to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
VSO Bahaginan once again stages the VSO Kabahagi Run for 2010. It will take place on April 25 at McKinley Hill, Taguig in partnership with the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA).
Nine Filipino youth members are ready for change. The roster of individuals participating in the next Global Xchange Programme has already been determined.
This February, 60 young people from all over the Philippines, will be converging in Cebu for the 1st Returned Volunteers Conference. These participants have previously given their time and skills to be volunteers for peace and development through projects based in Mindanao.
In affirmation of our commitment to the fight against poverty, VSO Bahaginan is standing united with the United National Systems in the Philippines for this year’s Stand Up, Take Action global campaign running from 16-18 October 2009.
VSO welcomes the positive steps the UN General Assembly has taken in expressing unanimous support for the creation a UN women’s agency to be headed by a new Under Secretary-General (USG).
VSO officially opens its program office in Tajikistan on 25 June 2009 following its official registration in Tajikistan last September. The British ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Trevor Moore, will host the official launch of VSO’s newest country program.
A veteran development worker, Marilou Pantua-Juanito hopes to engage more Filipinos in VSO’s unique brand of service.
The Voluntary Service Overseas Federation (VSO), an international development organization devoted to fighting global poverty and disadvantage, is celebrating half a century of work that has made a lasting impact on the lives of those in underprivileged communities around the globe.
VSO is giving more Filipinos a chance to make a difference.
AstraZeneca has long been in the business of providing premiere pharmaceutical care to Filipinos. Not only does it provide quality medicines that help improve lives, as one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical organizations, it lives up to its prime mission of being the company that cares.
VSO Bahaginan celebrates the 50th anniversary of its umbrella organization by presenting inspirational films on the lives of volunteers.
VSO Bahaginan international volunteers found a way of making a greater contribution and developing a winning career strategy through volunteerism.