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VSO Overview

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Kingston upon Thames, England
501 to 1000 employees
1958
Non-profit Organisation
Social Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to tackle poverty in developing countries. Since 1958, VSO has been bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international ... Read more

Mission: We bring people together to fight poverty.

Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.

We know, from almost sixty years ... Read more

VSO Reviews

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VSO CEO Philip Goodwin
Philip Goodwin
6 Ratings
  • "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VSO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flat management structure, staff have autonomy over their work, many social and sports activities on a daily basis to get involved with (squash, running, yoga, knitting, football, badminton, etc.), great people, diverse staff and generally good energy from colleagues.

    Cons

    Opportunities for education and external training courses for staff barely exist.

    Advice to Management

    Better invest and support staff to gain new skills and experiences through external educational and training opportunities.

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VSO Photos

VSO photo of: Chief Executive Philip Goodwin in the Kingston office
VSO photo of: Pech Boeun, leader of Banan farming co-operative and VSO volunteer Giovanni Villafuerte inspecting the crops and earth in the paddy fields of Bana, Cambodia
VSO photo of: Small Entreprise cloth shop owner, Augusta Mayemba Mtema, shares a moment with VSO volunteer Sandy Hung
VSO photo of: Checking crop production in Bangladesh
VSO photo of: VSO volunteer Beth Stillings Cohen at work in a Nepali school
VSO photo of: VSO volunteer anaesthesiologist doctor Tom Bashford with a mother and her baby in Ethiopia
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VSO Interviews

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    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VSO (London, England) in June 2016.

    Interview

    it was a long process from original application, after online situational judgement questions and then an assessment day where we were assessed on different situations and interviewed extensively on our opinions, what we wanted to do for the company etc. they gave us different tasks to look at and had to decide on the best strategy to approach the situation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you want to join VSO   1 Answer
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VSO Awards & Accolades

  • Best Alignment of the Employer Value Proposition with Corporate Brand Values, Employer Brand Management Awards, 2016

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