‘At Home’ at the Heart of the VMM Family

VMM Partner Organisations in Sierra Leone

VMM International’s presence in West Africa, establishing deep relationships with our partner organisations and the people, was interrupted by the Ebola outbreak. Funded by Misean Cara, our volunteer Jeana Baker recently arrived on a mission to review VMM’s projects in Sierra Leone and experienced this land of warm welcome and…

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A Father-Daughter Team in Kenya!

Father and daughter short term volunteers

Jerry and Liz, a father and daughter team, went on a VMM Short Term Volunteer placment in July 2017 for 4 weeks. They volunteered in teaching and organic farming with VMM partner organisation Justice and Mercy, a community based organisation working to support the vulnerable people in Homa Bay country,…

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VMM International Parish Appeals

Motivations and Benefits of Volunteering on Parish Appeals: My wife, Fiona, and I love carrying out Parish Appeals on 3 or 4 weekends each year. Why do we love them? Firstly, fundraising like this means we can collect sometimes over £1000 per weekend which supports VMM and provides money for…

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Teaching ICT Skills Goes a Long Way

VMM ICT Training

Education and Skills in International Development: By teaching ICT at two schools in Zambia, VMM volunteer, Melissa Scott, learned an important lesson about international development – that people education and skills to make proper use of their resources. Read her story below: When I heard that the Zambian school where…

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Short-Term Programme Continues Success

Short-term volunteer assisting primary school students

Life Changing Experiences from Two of VMM’s Short-Term Volunteers: “Shocked is an understatement, when I told my family and friends that I was going to be volunteering in Uganda for four weeks”, Louise Dobinson told us. “I was constantly asked, ‘Why?’, with many people fearing for my safety. In my…

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