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If you are a staff member of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), you may use this form to request an update to your organization's information. Please refer to our Privacy Statement if you have concerns about our management of this information.

Note that the same information may need to be entered in more than one place. For example, the duration of projects needs to be entered in a text description, as well as in specific Project Duration fields. The text fields are used for display to potential project participants, with the data fields are used to match participants with your organization.

Make any changes you wish on each of these forms, and then click "Submit Updates" (at the bottom of this long page):

   Your Information
Your Name:
Your E-Mail:

   Identification
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Organization Name:
Abbreviation:
Sub-Title:
Long Name:
Also Known As:
Any other name of the organization, such as
a former name, a DBA, or a different name in
different parts of the world.

   Type of Organization
The type of your organization as it relates to potential volunteers or advisors. Please refer to our Organizations page for the types of organizations. Specific listing criteria for Field Organizations is given on our Listing Criteria page. Please select a New Type only if you wish to change the type of your organization.
Current Type: Field Organization
New Type:

   Contact Information
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Web Site:
E-Mail Address:
Name of person
receiving E-Mail:

The name of the person whose E-Mail address
is given above. If the E-Mail address above
is a "general" address, leave this field empty.
Phone:
Fax:
If you need to revise your organization's adddress,
enter it in the blank field below.
Address: VSO
317 Putney Bridge Road
London
SW15 2PN
United Kingdom

   Descriptions
In this section, the current information is show above each field.
Enter a revised version of the information if you wish to make changes.
You may cut from the text of the current information and paste into the field below to begin a revision.
General Description: A UK-based organization that places thousands of advisors on all continents.
Program Information: Most placements are 2-year service projects, although 6-month and 1-year projects are also available. Most VSO projects require teachers, health professionals, IT specialists, business, management, and finance professionals, social and community workers, technical professionals, and natural resource specialists.
Describe the typical project length and style - community service, technical assistance, etc.
Qualifications: VSO will accept applications from people of any nationality living in the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Canada and the United States. In addition VSO is currently running pilot programmes recruiting volunteers from Kenya and the Philippines.
Potential participants should have a university degree and 2-3 years work experience.
What are the required qualifications for participants - experience, age, citizenship, etc.
Financial Arrangements: The organization pays all costs and a stipend is included.
General information about financial arrangements, from the view of a participant.
Volunteer Registration: The VSO web site describes the application process.
How do participants register or apply?
History: Began operation in 1958.
When and where was your organization incorporated or founded?
Mission Statement: VSO sends people not money. Through people we promote a more creative and lasting solution to global problems like poverty and inequality.

We tackle disadvantage by equipping people in developing and emerging countries with the skills they need to transform their communities and national economies.

Our vision depends on the passion and professionalism of the people we send each year. We know tackling poverty is a long-term goal, but we also know about the power of individuals to make a difference. The question is, will you commit two years of your life to helping others realise their potential?
Your organization's mission statement.

   Affiliations
This section lists your organization's religious and national affiliations and whether that affiliation is a requirement for volunteers.
Religious Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a member of this religion.
National Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a citizen of this country.

   Training and Experience
The level of training and experience helps us match volunteers with organizations. We use "college equivalent years" (CEYs) as a measure of training and experience. Each year of education after high school (grade 12) counts as one CEY. Every five years of industry experience counts as one CEY. For example, if you organization has a general requirement or preference for volunteers with a Bachelors degree and 10 years experience would be 6 CEYs.
Required/preferred training and experience:
College
Equivalent
Year(s)

   Expertise
If your organization specializes in field projects in particular fields, select them here. Additional information on the field choices is available at the Description of Industry Fields page.
Field 1:
Field 1 is
Field 2:
Field 2 is
Field 3:
Field 3 is

   Financial Arrangements
This section gives the financial arrangements for people participating in your projects. Please list the percentage of your projects that have the financial arrangements. For example, if half your projects use consultants who get paid a salary or substantial compensation, then the first field should be "50".
Participants are paid a
salary or substantial compensaion:
%
Participants are given a
small stipend or allowance:
%
Travel expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
%
Living expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
%
Expenses for a spouse
are covered by the project:
%
Expenses for dependent children
are covered by the project:
%
Participants pay a fee above travel
and living expenses to participate:
%
Your organization helps participants
raise funds to cover costs:
%

   Project Duration
Minimum project length:
Average project length:
Maximum project length:

   Age and Family
Minimum required participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Maximum limit on participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Youngest typical participant: years
Average age of typical participant: years
Oldest typical participant: years
Family: Participants may bring a spouse.
Dependent children may accompany the participant.

   Statistics
Number of potential participants registered:
If you maintain a database of potential volunteers.
Number of international projects undertaken by your organization:
in year:
Number of participants sent on international projects:
in year:

   Regions
This section lists the number of countries in each region in which your organization has a presence (executes projects). Click on the name of each region to see what countries are included.
Africa: countries
Asia: countries
Australia-Oceania: countries
Caribbean: countries
Central America: countries
Eastern Europe: countries
Middle East: countries
North America: countries
South America: countries
Southeast Asia: countries
Western Europe: countries

   Budget
This section details the organization's budget for the most recent year which information is available.
Budget amount:
In what currency:
For the year:
Percentage of budget
spent internationally:
%

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