James, Richie and Josh with students at one of the schools they volunteered in June 2012

Edgehill Volunteers Win Awards

You may have seen our article last week about some of our volunteers who were short listed for Volunteer of the Year Award and Volunteer Group of the Year Award at Edgehill University for their work over the past year in supporting VESL and rural schools in Thailand and India. Today we are very pleased […]

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Edgehill volunteers nominated for Group of the Year Award

VESL Volunteers Nominated for Awards at Edgehill University

A huge congratulations to our volunteers who have been short listed for the Volunteer of the Year Awards at Edgehill University next week. Lucy Allcock has been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year Award and our team of volunteers who were pioneers for VESL in Phayao Province have been nominated for Volunteer Group of the […]

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Congratulations to the VESL Major Series Runners

A huge congratulations to everyone who ran the Major Series in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday for VESL and raised £955! A team of past volunteers & VESL supporters endured the freezing weather and 20 obstacles over 10 kilometers to raise money…so a MASSIVE thank you to Eve (past volunteer), Katrina, Lauren, Charlotte, Alastair, Nick and […]

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Fundraising Idea: Easter (Egg Hunt)

Easter is a great time to fundraise and with it being less than a month away now is a good time to get planning, there are several different Easter themed events/games/activities you could hold and we will be bringing them to you over the next couple of weeks… But lets start with the traditional Easter […]

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Donation Number 2!

Our Secret Giver Strikes Again…

You may remember a couple of months ago when we received an anonymous donation in the post for £9.31, well we were very surprised again this morning when we received a second anonymous donation from the same Secret Giver… A huge thank you once again to our Secret Giver for a donation of £10.10. And remember… […]

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2012 Student Leaders

Meet Our 2012-13 Student Leaders

In 2012 we ran our Student Leader programme for the first time and due to its success we are running it again in 2012-13! The programme sees students recruit, select, train and lead a team of volunteers to their chosen country in the Summer of 2013. Last year we had teams from Aston University, Keele University, […]

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TEFL ORG UK

Worried about teaching English overseas? Don’t have much experience of teaching? We have teamed up with TEFL ORG UK to offer all VESL volunteers a 23% discount of their on-line and practical courses. To find out more about their courses, download their brochure. Interested? Just send us an e-mail (info@vesl.org) and we will pass your […]

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Donate to our Wild Fund & receive a free polo shirt or hoody!

Want to reminisce about being a VESL volunteer? Want to show off to all your friends that you are off somewhere exciting in 2013? Or simply want to keep warm this winter? For a limited time only, donate to our Wild Fund and receive a free polo shirt or hoody! Our Wild Fund is in […]

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A review of 2012

2012 has been an exciting year for VESL, we celebrated our 10th Birthday, we sent our largest number of volunteers overseas ever, we have continued to see demand for our projects overseas grow and employed our first full time member of staff. So we feel that it is about time that we updated you in a […]

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Where to find VESL in 2012

Where to find VESL in 2013…

Interested in finding out more about VESL? We are attending several Careers and Volunteering Fairs across England and Scotland at universities. Check out our list below to find out where you can find us! Careers & Volunteering Fairs 9th January – Heriot-Watt Refresher’s fair, The Student Union, 13.00. 17th January – UCL Volunteering Fair, North Cloister, […]

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Time to start training in the big outdoors...

Lauren does The Major Series

Lauren, our Programme Manager, has (bravely? stupidly?!) decided to sign up for the Major Series in 2013 to raise money, it is taking place on the 9th March in Tunbridge Wells. If you don’t know what the Major Series is, it is a MAJOR CHALLENGE (according to the website!), involving running, mud, water, hills and […]

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VESL team up with Lupus Travel Ltd

VESL are pleased to say that we have partnered up with Lupus Travel Ltd, a travel agency based in Tunbridge Wells, to offer competitive flight deals to all of our volunteers. This will enable volunteers to access great deals and the possibility of paying a deposit on a flight and paying the remainder closer to […]

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Our surprise donation...

Every Little Helps…

The VESL team were very excited to open the post this morning and receive this letter: So to who ever our ‘Secret Giver’ is a HUGE thank you from the VESL team, it was a lovely surprise! We will be adding it to our Wild Fund which is in need of a top up and every […]

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Help VESL raise money while you shop online!

Raise money with no extra cost to yourself when you shop on-line… We have just signed up to easyfundraising.org which means you can help raise money for VESL while you shop at certain on-line retailers, including: John Lewis Amazon Debenhams Marks & Spencers Ebay Argos and 2000 other retailers, from Sky to EasyJet to Phones4U. […]

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