VMM is an international development NGO. Our offices are located in Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow and Kenya. We recruit, train and support professionally qualified individuals to work in areas of great need in developing regions of Africa that currently includes Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
VMM’s overall purpose is to challenge, enable and support lay people to participate in the mission of promoting justice and integral human development. VMM aims to build the capacity of its grass roots partners in overseas countries by supporting projects that advance education, health and community initiatives that service the relief of poverty.
These objectives are achieved through the building of partnerships with church, civic and community organisations and the identification of the immediate and long term community capacity building needs aligned with the objectives of the new Strategic Development Goals. Where the human resource requirements cannot be met locally VMM meets these needs by recruiting skilled professionals from the the UK and Ireland to fill these positions as volunteers. Volunteers are from all faiths and none with the understanding and respect of all religions.
VMM has placed over 2,600 volunteers, including roles such as doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, agriculturists, M&E coordinators, accountants, builders and mechanics; and many more diverse skill sets throughout Africa on a range of projects. Each volunteer has had an untold positive impact upon the lives of those in the marginalised regions in which we assist; usually working for a period of one or two years. Forty six years on, we continue to build our links mainly with Dioceses, community organisations, other charities and NGO’s. All are jointly responsible for the health, education, development and empowerment of communities and people.