Collaborate with VIS

VIS is historically and institutionally characterized by the promotion of experiences of service abroad as part of its international development cooperation activities, carried out mainly in partnership with the Salesians of Don Bosco.

They are professional and/or training experiences united by a great human value, offering those who implement them the possibility of sharing their life with people in vulnerable situations, giving impetus to their growth path.

For VIS, projects abroad are just as important as the life projects of each expatriate operator. The outgoing operators are required to share the vision and mission of VIS, the capability to work as a team with the Salesian communities, local staff, and other VIS operators already on site, flexibility, and ability to adapt to complex contexts.

Furthermore, all expat staff is required to adhere to VIS Accountability and Policy documents, including the Policy on the protection of girls, boys and adolescents and the Policy for the prevention and contrast of harassment, abuse, and other conduct harmful to the integrity and dignity of people.

VIS classifies the staff engaged in its international cooperation projects as follows:


Professionals who establish a working relationship with VIS based on the remuneration policies of the NGO. Development operators are included in development projects with specific roles and skills for a medium-long term. The consultants are inserted with precise tasks for a short-term professional performance. (Find out more)


Young people in training who carry out a short-term (2-6 months) service and training experience, free of charge. In the case of traineeships, these are curricular traineeships carried out following a Convention and agreement with the relevant training institution. Such involvements can also be done in Italy at VIS Headquarters. (Find out more)

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VIS is a nongovernmental organization established in 1986. Engaged in development cooperation, international solidarity it is also an educational agency promoting and organizing awareness raising, education and training in the field of sustainable development and global citizenship.

Believing the causes of extreme poverty can be tackled at their root through education and training, VIS aim is to improve the quality of life of children and youth in vulnerable situations together with their communities.

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VIS Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo - ONLUS -  Nongovernmental organization promoted by the Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane

Headquarters: Via Appia Antica 126, Rome
(+39) 06516291