Monday, October 11, 2010

VSO Volontariato Internazionale

Salary: Local living allowance
Employer: VSO
Location: International
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: From 3 months to 2 years

VSO is a leading international development charity. For over 50 years we’ve sent volunteers to developing countries in order to share their skills, build capabilities and promote international understanding. If you join us as a volunteer, you’ll be instrumental in fighting poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries.

We’re looking for education volunteers from a range of backgrounds: especially primary teachers, teachers with management experience, and special education teachers. If you're a qualified teacher with proven experience, you could have the skills that we need for a range of volunteering roles.

The work is varied. You could be supporting colleagues to improve the quality of teaching and learning within the classroom, or developing the use of child-centred learning methodologies. You could help strengthen the management of schools or regional education systems, so that more children gain a better quality education. You could improve teacher training and develop curricula, or work to ensure the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children can benefit from more inclusive education. Most roles are 1-2 years, with occasional shorter-term roles of up to six months also available.

VSO offers comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. We'll provide you with extensive training prior to your placement, and our financial package includes a living allowance, return flights and visas, accommodation and full medical insurance. When you return home, we'll help and support you to resettle, and many of our returned volunteers stay involved with us long after their placement ends.

To find out more visit this website.


Employer information

Address: Carlton House, 27A Carlton Drive, Putney, London, SW15 2BS
Employer website:
Phone: 0208 780 7500

About VSO

VSO is a leading international development charity that works through volunteers

Our vision is a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential. Instead of sending food or money, we send skilled volunteers from a wide range of professions who want to make a real and lasting difference in the fight against poverty. These volunteers work in partnership with colleagues and communities to share skills and learning and achieve positive change together.


There are 72 million school children still out of school globally. We’re working to change that. VSO works in education in 17 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in Guyana and Papua New Guinea. VSO’s vision is that all children have access to quality education. This includes enabling the most disadvantaged, such as girls, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and children affected by HIV and AIDS, to go to school.