Blog: Leonie BarrieVSO wants volunteers

Leonie Barrie | 25 September 2007

How do you fancy working at the Mongolian Textile Institute in Ulaanbataar, teaching textile design and production to staff and students? Or perhaps helping out as a fashion designer trainer in Akpap Okoyong, Nigeria?

These are just two of the textile and fashion related jobs being advertised by international development charity VSO, which apparently has a desperate shortage of professionals willing to help out in this field.

Like many, I guess I imagined most VSP volunteers were school-leavers. I couldn’t be more wrong apparently, since the average age of a volunteer is a more worldly-wise 38 and the majority come from skilled, professional backgrounds. Placements range from two weeks to two years – and what could be a more rewarding and life-changing way of using your specialist experience to help communities to develop their skills and local industries to develop new products?

VSO seeks textile and fashion design professionals


BLOG

Act now to keep receiving just-style newsletters

You may have noticed a red alert bar at the top of just-style’s weekly and daily newsletters asking you to “Act now to keep receiving the just-style newsletter.” ...

BLOG

Apparel imports into the US rose in June

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge....

BLOG

US retailers under pressure to grow sales as mall traffic slows

Under Armour is to close stores and cut jobs – around 2% of the company's global workforce – as part of new plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater dig...

BLOG

Agile logistics key to new hybrid retail world

US retail giant Walmart has topped a list of the fastest growing retailers thanks to its investment in ensuring it has the right balance between its online and brick and mortar operations....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?