Randstad & VSO

Randstad has a far-reaching partnership with VSO. This public – private partnership started in 2004 and is fully in line with Randstad’s long-standing commitment to sustainability. In 2014 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Randstad and VSO working side by side to fight poverty around the globe. Together, we have achieved a lot and we will continue to work towards building a more inclusive and sustainable society.

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VSO's vision

VSO is the world’s leading development NGO that fights poverty through volunteers. They are unique in the way they bring people together to volunteer their knowledge, experience and skills in order to help millions of people across the world lift themselves out of poverty. It’s a highly cost-effective approach that works, and today is helping over 9 million people in communities in over 30 countries around the world lift themselves out of poverty.

volunteering with VSO

VSO need people just like you. Your personal investment can create real change in the poorest communities in the world. VSO works in 30 countries including Cambodia, Ghana and Papua New Guinea. VSO is always looking to place experienced professionals in roles ranging from teachers and doctors to project managers and gender specialists. VSO works on a demand-driven basis, based on the request of local partners.

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our volunteers

Randstad employees can volunteer through VSO in various capacities, this is a key part of our support to VSO. Staff can volunteer in their home country or online, e.g. by providing their expertise to a local VSO office or assisting colleagues who are volunteering overseas. Overseas assignments are also available; short-term assignments of 6 - 12 weeks and long-term ones of up to 9 months. So far, over 160 Randstad employees have volunteered in a range of assignments and countries.