The Beginning After seriously considering the decision of applying for VSO, it was an interesting journey right from writing an application to VSO to all the way until my placement in Nigeria ended. The interviews, assessment day, ‘preparing for change’ sessions etc. was a unique set of experiences. Based on my expertise and past experience,… Continue reading Volunteering in NIGERIA !
When I chose to volunteer with iVO, I thought it would be lovely to go to a remote island off the Australian coast or Cambodia, but I got Africa. Well, no harm done and the continent that is mysterious to all except aid workers, had me falling in love with it. The love affair continued… Continue reading Zambia anyone?
iVolunteer Overseas (IVO) is a joint initiative of iVolunteer and VSO. This program gives you, qualified and experienced professionals, the unique opportunity to work in countries in great need for your skills. The remuneration is modest- that’s why the term used to describe these placements is “volunteering assignments”. A volunteering assignment is an incredible avenue… Continue reading Volunteer Globally!
Tell us something about yourself and where are you currently volunteering? I am a medical doctor from India, with one year Post graduation training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Master degree in Public Health (Mahidol University, Bangkok). Since July 2012 I have been with VSO as Sexual and Reproductive Health adviser for two local NGOs… Continue reading In conversation with an overseas volunteer, Mrs Padma Herur (Doctor, Health Manager)