I chose to volunteer with VSO because they put people first. When it comes to volunteering, it’s not money that’s important. It’s all about building relationships.
Teachers are like beacons of light for these children
This is a very exciting project to be a part of. Many VSO volunteers who come to Mozambique form very special ties here, and often return. Volunteering is always a two way street: you contribute, but then you will also gain skills in a different culture, a different language… you will learn a lot.
I see VSO as the gold standard of volunteering, so I only wanted to work with them.
VSO is about using people and people’s expertise. It's more sustainable to empower people rather than simply sending chunks of money. I chose to volunteer with VSO because I saw it as an opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to give something back.