Volunteer Overseas Volunteering

Volunteer Globally!

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 for both personal and professional growth. Volunteers get to hone their skills by working in challenging environments while gaining a perspective on life that is outside the reach of those safely ensconced in their conventional careers. Little wonder then, that the world over, employers are looking for candidates who have volunteered at some point in their professional life.

VSO has extended its recruitment program to India through its partner iVolunteer Overseas (IVO). Since 2005, more than 200 committed and skilled volunteers have been placed through IVO program and have come back with enriched lives and careers.

Volunteer Profiles:
The volunteers come from different backgrounds, possess a unique set of skills and are offered placements in Africa and Southeast Asia. While individual start dates may vary, field placements can range from one to two years and tend to fall under the following broad categories:

+ NGO Management/ Advocacy Specialists/ M & E Advisors/ Fundraisers
+ Gender Specialists/ Gender Development Adviser
+ Organizational development Adviser (Capacity Builder)
+ Education Management/ Teacher Training/ Vocational Training
+ Project Management- Development Projects
+ Business Development- Livelihoods/ Microfinance
+ Agriculture Professionals
+ Healthcare/ Hospital Management
+ Theatre Management Specialist
+ Volunteer management and more…

Application Process:

If you are an individual with a proven track record of leadership and management responsibilities with over 5 years of experience in the above categories and are interested in becoming a volunteer then visit

The application process for the iVolunteer Overseas (IVO) program consists of the following steps:

+ All candidates must send in their Resume or CV for initial screening
+ Passing candidates will be asked to complete a full IVO Application form
+ Shortlisted candidates will invited for telephonic interviews for assessment day in New Delhi
+ IVO will conduct reference checks of shortlisted candidates before the assessment day
+ Advancing candidates will then attend a one-day assessment day with IVO

The whole process from application to departure takes about 4-6 months.

For questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively send us an email with your current CV at and we will guide you on how to proceed further.

All volunteers will receive pre-departure training, return flights, sponsored visas, health insurance, accommodation, and a stipend to cover their living expenses during their placement and more. We do not charge fees or security deposits from the candidate for the above opportunity. For additional information on financial support and benefits, click here.

More Information:
Please do contact us at or visit our website You can also connect with us through our Facebook page where you can find interesting updates about volunteering and people who have volunteered with us.

8 replies on “Volunteer Globally!”

Thank you for showing your interest in volunteering with VSO through the iVolunteer Overseas (IVO) program. It will be great to have you as a volunteer. Request you to please forward us your updated CV for the initial screening. In the meantime, please visit our website and get a comprehensive detail of the programs, the skills we recruit and placements. Best wishes, Ankita.


Res Sir/Mam
i would like to make career career in social-rural development related professional volunteer opportunity . The experience and nature of my degree course has prepared me for this position. I have rich experience in sales and service industry. After working several year in banking and finance mg-mt i have not only the ability to take the responsibility of this position immediately,but also the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that i make a success of it. I would like to make my career in social and rural developments sector .As per interest area or hobby related to communicate more and more people,livelihoods promotions and related things or activity is the part of this jobs. I am single young honest and energetic guy willing to relocate anywhere. Please consider my request for the same,i assure you hereby i do my best of my career through my knowledge and experience. Looking for your valuable reply soon.


yogesh yadav


I am very much interested to work for the weaker sections of the society by using their participation and want to bring a change in the society, where all the people can lead a peaceful life with dignity. I believe that all the human being have inherent capacity .


Dear Friends

Greetings ! I am a RV served in VSO-Ghana and VSO-Uganda and am free for next three months till December 2013……..if you have any short time volunteering assignment overseas, you can contact me by my mail : and my mobile : +91 9487512573.

I am expertise in Organizational development,Monitoring & Evaluation, ICT -Knowledge Management, HR Management,Educational development,secured and sustainable development,child development and development management projects.

My latest profile can be seen in :

I am really happy to spare my few months now to IVO’s noble mission.

with best wishes and regards



i really wish the job in an ngo. i have 2yrs experience in the job of social service at rural trust called don bosco charity community. after i finished sales and marketing course at db tech
i found ngos and their social agencies for the well being of human . and i had keen attention on it
the way of serving the people who dont have shelter, food. hope there is opertunity for volunteer


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