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October 2018

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Volunteer Impact Award nominees
Pictured: Impact Beyond Volunteering Award nominees
Dear Friend,
On 5 December we’re holding the VSO Volunteer Impact Awards, celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers. 
The Impact Beyond Volunteering category is open to public vote, and we’d love to know who you think is most deserving of this accolade, so make sure you cast your vote today.
Elsewhere take a peek into classrooms around the world where volunteers are helping children learn.

Also, find out how plastic waste is affecting some of the world’s poorest people and what one volunteer is doing about it in Sierra Leone.

Best wishes,

Lucy Taylor
VSO Stories Manager
Student at blackboard. Hamugongo Primary School, Tanzania
©VSO/Sophie Tremblay

Blog: Inside the world's classrooms

Open the door of classrooms around the world and you’ll find a surprising range of challenges – as well as some truly incredible teachers dedicated to changing children’s lives.

VSO volunteer Saidu Turay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
©VSO/Evelyn Fay

The homes built on plastic: Life in a Sierra Leone slum

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saidu Turay, a VSO Community volunteer is making a stand on behalf of the tens of thousands of people living with a sea of plastic on their doorstep.

Volunteers Jack and Chris.
©VSO/Charly Sauret

60 years apart: Here’s how volunteering in Ghana aged 18 changed our lives

Watch what happened when we brought two British VSO volunteers together who volunteered in Ghana to find out how different their experiences were – 60 years apart.

Interested in volunteering?  Here's all the information you need to know about volunteering with VSO (professional)  or ICS (youth)

Volunteer jobs

Please also share with your friends and family. Help us recruit for these urgently needed volunteer placements.

Urgent: for immediate start: 

Foundational English literacy and numeracy teaching advisers - Rwanda

Education management advisers (8 roles) - Cambodia,

Social accountability gender inclusion adviser - Sierra Leone

Irish Aid funded roles - For Irish citizens/people living in Ireland only.

Midwife tutor - Uganda
Sexual reproductive health specialist - Uganda
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