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VSO newsletter
February 2021

Dear <<First Name>>,

Last month, we celebrated the annual VSO Volunteer Impact Awards. As an online-only affair this time, we were joined by nearly 400 people from across Asia, Africa and Europe, all coming together to recognise the incredible work of VSO volunteers in 2020. Read more about the winners and listen to the webinar recording below. 

Also this month, read about how volunteers in Rwanda are supporting students with disabilities to keep learning through the pandemic, ensuring the most vulnerable children aren’t left behind.

And, finally, I want to say a massive thank you to every single one of you who donated to our Christmas appeal. Your generosity has so far helped raise over  £158,000 to help out-of-school girls get back into the classroom.

Best wishes,

Alice Osborne
Volunteer Communications Manager

P.S. Many thanks to the 500 RVs who completed our survey. If you haven’t already you can complete the survey here.
Three children holding VSO balloons.
©VSO/Jaspar Kasbergen

Celebrating the lockdown heroes fighting poverty through the pandemic


More than 380 VSO volunteers, supporters and friends came together on 19 January to celebrate the impact of volunteering for development at the Volunteer Impact Awards.

Meet the winners from Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda and the UK. 
 
MEET THE WINNERS >
Smiling boy at Umtara School for Deaf. Rwanda.
©VSO/Ben Langdon

Five ways volunteers are supporting students with disabilities


With countries around the world in lockdown, children with learning difficulties and disabilities are more vulnerable than ever.

We hear from four Rwandan-based volunteers making sure these children aren’t left behind.
 
READ MORE >

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer applications and COVID-19

We continue to recruit professional volunteers in preparation for the easing of travel restrictions.

Please share our volunteer opportunities with your friends, family and colleagues.
HEALTH

Social accountability and inclusion adviser - various countries
Support VSO and partners to better understand and respond to the needs of vulnerable women and girls and men and boys with disabilities, in particular those related to sexual and reproductive health.
EDUCATION

Early years adviser  - Rwanda
Advise local tutors on how to train students in active and Child-Centred teaching methods and support and offer training to in-service teachers on active methods and resource development.

Unlocking Talent through Technology Project researcher - Malawi, 8 months
Manage and coordinate the in-country evaluation research in schools in collaboration with the research team for this award-winning project.
LIVELIHOODS

Youth engagement adviser - various countries
You'll need a degree in development, business, economics, or related field (a Master’s degree in the relevant field would be a plus) and experience with sectoral youth development strategies.

Food security agronomist - various countries
You'll need a relevant degree and demonstrable experience in designing, implementing, and managing food security and livelihood programmes in an international development context.
 
ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES >

Jobs at VSO 


See our current opportunities to work for VSO in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Uganda and the UK.
 
ALL CAREER VACANCIES >
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