Youth Empowerment Volunteer Project in Rwanda / Kigali

If you are looking at making a positive impact in the lives of poor youth in Africa, our youth empowerment volunteer project in Rwanda is the perfect program for you. There is no better way to make an impact on the world tomorrow than to help the youth of today.

Our Youth Empowerment volunteer program in Rwanda helps vulnerable youth gain skills to find decent work in Rwanda’s modern economy. Go Volunteer Africa expose youth to integrated life skills, entrepreneurship, and occupational health and safety information. Youth also receive career guidance and take study tours to local entrepreneurs and agribusinesses.

We help the youth to establish savings groups to build their financial literacy skills and practice saving. So as a volunteer in Rwanda, whether you want to get involved with youth education, outreach, athletic programs, or youth entrepreneurial projects, there are numerous opportunities to volunteer abroad with youth.


Availability: Project open all year round

Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment 

Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older

Dates: Flexible start and end dates

Arrival dates: One day before the start date

Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative

Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day

Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost

Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7

Location: Kigali

Language: English/ French 


Experience Rwanda's intoxicating cultural diversity and breathtaking natural landscapes by joining one of our weekend safaris and tours. We offer a range of travel and excurcion deals in Rwanda.


Through our Youth Empowerment projects, we aim to enhance the physical, social and emotional development of youth in Africa. A number of projects are established including but not limited to: youth leadership training, Sports Program and Music, dance and drama, youth arts and crafts projects, income generating ventures, Micro-finance projects and so many other projects meant to empower the youth in Africa.


As a youth empowerment volunteer in Rwanda you may help in many ways, experience traditional Rwandese life and participate in daily activities such as: youth micro-finance project, games and sports coaching, health awareness workshops, mentoring workshops, business mentoring, computer training, vocational skills and so many other activities.


The program is a unique volunteer opportunity to observe the process of how Rwandese youth are working on improving their livelihoods. In addition, volunteers can also participate in teaching at a local school, construction, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks and so many other activities.


All of our projects need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. The organization does not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. They need those who can sort out bookwork and apply for grants.



  • You can help with Sports coaching program
  • You can get involved in the Music, dance and drama program
  • You can volunteer as an arts and crafts projects trainer
  • You can volunteer on an Income generating ventures (business training)
  • You can volunteer with Micro-finance projects


This project aims to empower the local children youth of Rwanda through various empowerment activities. You can combine this project with other community service projects in Kigali. If you are looking for a volunteer project with a difference, then join meaningful affordable volunteer projects in Rwanda.


This youth empowerment volunteer project in Rwanda is unique as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate. On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.


Go Volunteer Africa's volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work they do but also in the atmosphere they live in. Volunteers in Rwanda are housed at either, our in-country Coordinator’s home, host family or volunteers’ house, depending on the project site. All accommodation environments allows volunteers to meet other travelers and to get to know each other better outside the work-site and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.


The accommodations of course are clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. The African and western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people and, while we can’t always guarantee the hottest water, the facilities are more than adequate. The accommodation is always equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities, telephones, and spare electricity sockets. Life at the accommodations facilities is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!


You will be provided with three good quality meals every day, so you shouldn’t ever feel hungry. The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes, using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, sweet-potatoes, beans, noodles, corn bread, banana with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarkets in town.


The hard work volunteers put in during the week undoubtedly warrants some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends. During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings. We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world. Musical ballads are known to break out from time to time as well as the always entertaining pub-quiz nights.


Yet one of the biggest perks of volunteering in Rwanda lies in the plethora of weekend outings we organize. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!


After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kigali International Airport in Kigali. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Rwanda will meet you on arrival at Kigali International Airport in Kigali and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.


Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous international carriers including the national airline Rwandair. Rwanda has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.



Cost (USD$)


1 week


§  Placement Booking & Confirmation

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  T-shirt

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  Three meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour international HQ back-up


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks

$ 875

8 weeks


9 weeks

$ 1075

10 weeks


Extra week

+ $100



Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs. However, GVA has partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteer travelers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travelers.


Visas: The Republic of Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all African countries to obtain a visa on arrival. Citizens of most other countries must obtain an e-Visa online before departure. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page.  Check this page -


Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.


To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.

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