Together, these VSO entities make up the world’s largest non-governmental, international development organization that works through volunteers. With CUSO joining the VSO international family, the federation now works in 43 countries, in all regions of the Developing World and have sent more than 11,000 volunteers over their 50 year histories.
CUSO-VSO places educators and health professionals overseas, but also sends volunteers from many fields of expertise, ranging from agriculture to human rights, from community economic development to AIDS prevention, from eco-tourism to technology.
Our volunteers work collaboratively with local people to equip them with the skills they need to ensure they can exercise their basic human rights. These include the right to a livelihood, an education, basic healthcare, a safe environment, a say in the future, and equal access to opportunity.
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