RWANDA: Youth Empowerment Volunteer Project

Rwanda Youth Volunteer Project
Rwanda Youth Volunteer Project

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.

Creating a culture of hard work, self-sustenance, and giving back to their community, the youth are a critical force in the development of any society. Go Volunteer Africa seeks volunteers to support on our youth development programs in Rwanda and help to develop the social and professional skills of community youth.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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
  • You can support the ICT & Technology project

Go Volunteer Africa’s Rwanda youth empowerment program aims to improve the employ-ability and skills of Rwanda youth to prepare them to build their confidence to deal with problematic situations and ensuring that they become active in their communities.

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.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Ruhengeri: (or Musanze) is a city in northwest Rwanda. It’s the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses the soaring Mount Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. On the town’s outskirts, dense greenery surrounds the bat-filled Musanze Caves. To the east, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are set against a backdrop of verdant hills.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kigali International Airport in Kigali City. A member of staff from our local partner organization from Musanze will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Rwanda has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Rwanda you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

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.

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.

Youth Empowerment Work Rwanda
Youth Empowerment Work Rwanda

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.

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 safari bookings for you. Go Volunteer Africa, is the leading and largest volunteer travel organization in Africa.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Rwanda volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Rwanda. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

The Republic of Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt to obtain a visa on arrival. In addition, they may also 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.

From February 2014 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda began issuing an East African Tourist Visa. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on citizens of any country. The visa is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued the visa.

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.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Rwanda has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——-
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, 3-7 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: Musanze
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$260
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals Daily
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop Off (Can be arranged on reuqest)
Apply Now
2 Weeks
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us