VSO Nederland (Voluntary Service Overseas) fights poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in developing countries. To this end, knowledge and capacity are reinforced among people and organisations dedicated to eradicating poverty in poor countries. VSO's core competence is its use of expert professionals who in return for a modest local salary cultivate knowledge and capacities among people, organisations and authorities engaged in the fight against poverty.

Sports does not generally play a specific part within VSO. The programme components and development targets are: people with a disability, education, gender, HIV/AIDS, Healthcare and wellbeing, subsistence security, participation and organisational leadership.