Crucially, Beso's placements last for between one and three months.
To start with, the placements will only be available to Beso's existing volunteers, VSO's returned volunteers and those recruited through VSO's Business Partnerships scheme. However, by next year, the scheme will be open to all.
Mark Goldring, VSO's chief executive, says: "We can use the skills of a much wider section of the British public for whom long-term volunteering is not feasible."
Voluntary Service Overseas: 020-8780 7200; www.vso.org.uk
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