VOSIEDA was founded in 2000 by groups of young Liberians and; Sierra Leoneans volunteers in response to the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil wars that killed more than 250,000, displaced millions, and devastated the economies.
Becoming ‘Volunteers to Support International Efforts in Developing Africa (VOSIEDA)’
On 8th, January 2003, VOSIEDA got legally registered (no. 051123131) in Liberia under a Memorandum of Association that sets out its objectives and powers. It was registered under the name “Volunteers To Support International Efforts In Developing Africa’.
Accelerating Development Response:
Within a few years of its registration, VOSIEDA was active in Liberia carrying out major donors funded programs in areas such as food security, environment, governance, human rights and capacity building, etc.
VOSIEDA has now grown and become a leader in community-led development and grassroots innovations, working with front-line activists, community organizations and individuals to empower communities out of extreme poverty in Liberia and other parts of West Africa
Innovating and Looking Forward:
In 2018, Volunteers to Support International Efforts in Developing Africa expanded its programs to incorporate broader achievements of the Global Sustainable Development Goals. It rebranded as Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa and launched a new strategy intended to disrupt traditional aid delivery in West Africa. It however, retained the “VOSIEDA” because of the name recognition. The organization may be referred to either by its full name or to simply as VOSIEDA.
Register to volunteer
VOSIEDA is working to empower communities and end extreme poverty in West Africa’s Mano River Basin (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone). If you share this passion with us, then you might be a perfect fit! As a volunteer, you will educate others about the realities of extreme poverty; so they too can be inspired to make a difference. Please fill the form below to get in contact.