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Nepal Earthquake: First Anniversary (25 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: ...that many from Britain made to the search and rescue effort once reports of the earthquake had become clear, and to pay tribute to the work of NGOs such as the excellent Oxfam, Save the Children, VSO and Christian Aid, which have responded. CAFOD is another strong example of an international NGO operating in Nepal.

Written Answers — International Development: Nepal (8 Mar 2004) to 15 major UK based non-governmental organisations in the form of Partnership Programme Agreements. A number of these organisations currently support activities in Nepal, including VSO who have 29 volunteers working in the Nepalese education sector.

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (11 Jun 2008)

Nicola Sturgeon: Guidance was issued to NHS boards in HDL (2006) 8 Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and NHSScotland Partnership. This pilot project ran from April 2006 to February 2006 to March 2008 and was aimed at encouraging NHSScotland healthcare professionals to volunteer overseas. The Health Directorate has since written to health boards encouraging them to continue to support staff wishing to take...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mongolia (27 Nov 2001)

Denis MacShane: English for special purposes; communication and presentation skills; and interpreting skills. We also provide support through our embassy for 10 Department for International Development-funded VSO volunteers working on English language teaching for secondary school teachers.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment (19 Dec 2016)

Margot James: ...for England) City of Westminster Irish Government Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (German Government) Northern Gas Networks BP UK Ltd Shell UKPIA Ernst and Young LLP Jacobs VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) The Crown Estate CTSI (Chartered Trading Standards Institute).

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Department for Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (6 Jun 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...1) Northern Gas Networks (1) Nuclear Graduate Scheme(3) Radioactive Waste Management (1) Salix Finance (1) The Crown Estate (2) UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) (1) Ultra Electronics (1) VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) (1).

Oral Answers to Questions — Technical Co-Operation: Volunteers (Inspection of Work) (18 Feb 1964)

Mr Robert Carr: Staff of the voluntary societies which send out the volunteers make overseas visits for this purpose. British Embassies and High Commissions keep in touch with the volunteers and their work and the British Council looks after the volunteers sent out by one of the societies, namely V.S.O. Projects are settled by the Lockwood Committee and my Department in consultation on the request of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Bodies (26 Jun 1978)

Mrs Judith Hart: This is obviously a very difficult question, but most of the people involved in the joint funding schemes are not so much VSO volunteers as people employed by the voluntary agencies who tend to have a career working with them and for them. There is a slight difference there. But there are problems concerning the volunteers returning here. I wish that there could be more people going overseas...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Citizen Service (27 Dec 2017)

Alistair Burt: ...develop skills, such as record keeping. Entrepreneurship projects are fully consistent with the priorities set out in DFID’s Economic Development Strategy, published in January 2017. DFID and VSO, who deliver ICS, are currently undertaking research on the long-term economic benefits, to be completed over the next 18 months.

Written Answers — International Development: Third Sector (4 Mar 2011)

Alan Duncan: ...Development (DFID) has long recognised the value of volunteering and the vital contribution made by volunteers to development, and to local communities and charities. DFID currently supports VSO, the UK's leading volunteering agency, with a strategic grant worth £89 million (2008-2011). This is currently being renewed for a further three years. DFID's ministerial team is strongly...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (22 Jul 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...the skills of UK health professionals to train, mentor and coach their developing country counterparts in their home countries. DFID also provides support to the non-governmental organisations VSO and UK-Med which facilitate skilled health professionals volunteering overseas.

Voluntary Sector (9 Mar 2006)

Lord Goodlad: ...St George's Home for Boys in Johannesburg some 45 years ago. My noble friend Lord Skelmersdale is also a return volunteer from Zambia, as is the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, from Ghana. I notice that VSO's interest in the other place is represented by Mike Gapes, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who was a VSO volunteer in Swaziland in 1971 and will be well equipped by that experience...

University Students (15 Mar 1968)

Mr William Hamling: On that I shall not dwell, I promised to speak for only three minutes. I speak only of the young men I used to teach. They were as fine a body of young people as one would ever wish to meet. They were decent. They were honest. They were good citizens. One thinks of V.S.O. and of what was said by the hon. Member for Somerset, North (Mr. Dean) in our previous debate about helping the disabled...

Business of the House: UN Women (10 Mar 2011)

Jane Ellison: ...and not carrying on with their education. Education, as we have all agreed throughout this debate, is one of the essential keys to greater equality, dignity and progress for women. I am grateful to VSO for its briefing on this issue and for drawing my attention to the Orchid Project, which is run by a former VSO volunteer, Julia Lalla-Maharajh. That organisation has a simple vision—a...

Written Answers — International Development: Rwanda (18 Dec 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...development community. This is an effective way of increasing civil society's capacity to hold Government to account. For example, DFID has provided project funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) to encourage associations of people with disabilities to participate in preparations for Rwanda's new Poverty Reduction Strategy. We also support capacity building in civil society groups....

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Poliomyelitis: Disease Control (1 Dec 2020)

Wendy Morton: .... The Small Charities Challenge Fund provides grants to UK charities addressing Global Goals. The Volunteering for Development programme, delivered in partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), supports volunteers to make an impact in the world's poorest communities.

Foreign Affairs and Defence (24 Nov 1980)

Mr William Shelton: ...Corps. I am sure that hon. Members will know that the Peace Corps is very similar to the Voluntary Service Overseas organisation in this country, which I also support very much. The director of VSO is an ex-colleague of ours, Mr. Frank Judd, for whom we all had a great respect. The VSO receives from the Overseas Development Agency just under £2 million, and it receives another £1 million...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2007)

Gordon Brown: ...that service. When I was in Uganda for the Commonwealth conference, I met some of the volunteers who are giving their time to help to rebuild schools and the economy in that area. I understand that VSO is 50 years old next year and many more young people want that opportunity in their gap year. I hope that it will be possible for many more people to link up with projects abroad, especially...

Scottish Parliament: International Education (24 Apr 2008)

Rt Hon Jack McConnell: ...was a plan to extend that scheme to education staff at all levels in Scotland, following the end of the pilot in March this year. Is that scheme still under consideration? The partnership with VSO can contribute to the knowledge that our teachers and lecturers have here, as well as contribute to countries in the developing world.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (19 Dec 2017)

Alistair Burt: For the current financial year (2017/18), Voluntary Service Overseas is set to receive a total income of £47,846,000 from DFID for implementing programme work. The two largest programmes that VSO deliver are International Citizen Service (ICS) (£26,570,000) and Volunteering for Development (V4D) (£17,000,000). ICS enables around 6,000 young people per year to contribute to poverty...

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