Training and support

Volunteer training and support

By sharing your skills overseas you become part of a group of dedicated Professional Volunteers committed to helping the world to see.

Professional Volunteers are integral to Vision Aid Overseas and help us to achieve our mission to fight poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries. That is why we invest in Professional Volunteer training and engagement; to ensure that everyone who goes on an assignment with us is fully prepared. 

There are three steps to going on an assignment as a Professional Volunteers with Vision Aid Overseas;

1. Become a member of Vision Aid Overseas

2. Attend the Volunteer Development Programme

3. Fill out the relevant forms and send to the Vision Aid Overseas office.

As a Professional Volunteer you are supported every step of the way!

For many, going on an overseas assignment is a life changing experience but we also realise it can be a daunting one. That is why we ask all of our Professional Volunteers to attend a two day training course. The Volunteer Development Programme will provide you with everything you need to know about our work in our programme countries and equip you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence to share your skills overseas.

We encourage personal development and progression!

At Vision Aid Overseas we support your personal development by encouraging Professional Volunteers to become team leaders. Once you have taken part in an overseas assignment, you will be given the opportunity to apply to be a team leader on future trips.  To become a team leader you must attend a training course where you will learn leadership and team building skills.

Find out more about our Team Leader Devolpment Programme here.





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