Volunteering Rwanda is one of Go Volunteer Africa’s most popular volunteer programs in Africa. We pride ourselves in providing unforgettable volunteering experience to volunteers from across the world. We strive hard to provide excellent service to all our volunteers from the moment we receive your application. Below we have tried to explain, what you can expect once you join our programs in Rwanda.
PRE DEPARTURE INFORMATION BOOKLET
Once we have received your application, we will send you your placement details within 24hrs. Once you have successfully applied, you will be sent an acceptance with guidance on how to make the placement booking payment.
After receiving your payment, we send you your Pre Departure Booklet. This booklet is a comprehensive guide to your trip in Rwanda, it includes things to do, things to pack, basic Rwandan culture, culture shock, terms and conditions, accommodation and coordinator details as well as information about Rwanda in general. This booklet is very helpful in preparing you for your trip to Rwanda and generally answers all questions you might have prior to coming.
ARRIVAL IN RWANDA
Airport pickup is included in your program fee that you pay to our Coordinator upon arrival. Our coordinator would be waiting for you at the arrival lounge in Kigali. He / She would be holding a placard with your name on it. Once picked up you would be driven to the accommodation.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
Volunteering Rwanda program provides accommodation to volunteers who join our projects. Type of accommodation is usually our volunteer house or a trustable local host family.
The volunteer house is managed by our local coordinator in Rwanda. The accommodation is shared type and volunteers share the rooms with other fellow volunteers. Volunteers living here would also be served freshly cooked Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for their entire stay in Rwanda.
All volunteers are provided with basic orientation on the first day of program start date. The orientation aims to provide the basic knowledge of Rwanda history, culture and customs. Volunteers are also given information on safety and give the code of conduct before commencing the program in Rwanda. The coordinators also take them around the local areas and show the them the local markets, ATM’s, banks, restaurants, shopping areas. They are also show how to use public transport in the city they are working in.
Volunteers who would like to have an extended orientation can join our one-week Language and Culture week in Rwanda prior to starting their volunteer program in Rwanda.
Volunteering Rwanda arranges trips to many destinations in Rwanda. Volunteers joining the program can go to various tourist attractions, wildlife tours and safaris. Those interested in Gorilla tracking can also look at our wildlife conservation program which have combined volunteering and travelling.
SAFETY OF VOLUNTEERS
Volunteering Rwanda takes safety very seriously. We make sure all our programs and accommodations are safe and provide a safe environment for all our volunteers. Host Families and coordinators are carefully selected. Safety guidelines are given to volunteers in the Pre Departure information and also during orientation of all volunteers. Volunteers are told what to do and what not to do.
All our staff and coordinators have mobile phones/internet and are contactable 24/7 in case of any emergency. Volunteers would also be provided with all contact numbers. It is strongly advised you to carry your mobile phones with you while you come to Rwanda to volunteer. Volunteers can easily buy a local SIM card on arrival at the airport.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here