VSO invites business and charity professionals to develop through volunteering

Date: 04 Jan 2008


VSO, the international development charity, is inviting business and charity professionals to attend a free information session to learn more about professional volunteering opportunities in developing countries.

The charity is holding an Information Day in Putney on February 23rd 2008 to give professionals from the business and charity sectors information on volunteering placements in the 34 countries where VSO operates. Attendees will find out more about the charity’s work, hear from returned volunteers and talk to staff about placements and opportunities.

With many professionals considering a career move in the new year, VSO hopes to attract managers, fundraisers, finance and HR Directors, small business advisors, IT professionals and more to urgently fill a range of short- and long- term volunteering opportunities.

VSO marketing adviser Rowena Harding said that the day also presents volunteering as a professional development opportunity for those volunteering. “Research from the Chartered Management Institute has shown that 94% of employers agree that long-term overseas voluntary activity broadens skills and experiences. By talking to returned volunteers at the Information Day, people will realise how much volunteering can benefit them as well as the organisations they volunteer to assist.”

The information day is free although participants are requested to register in advance.

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