CorpsAfrica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by a former Peace Corps Volunteer seeking to recognize and build on Peace Corps’s enormous success by offering the same transformative experience to emerging leaders in Africa – giving them the chance to be a part of the solution for their own countries. CorpsAfrica applies some of the best approaches to international development, including empowering local communities, promoting collaboration among NGOs and our development partners, and monitoring and impact evaluation.
CorpsAfrica recruits men and women to move to high-poverty communities within their own countries for a year, after successfully completing four weeks of training built around experiential learning to empower and equip Volunteers with the skills and mindsets they will need to be successful at their sites. Volunteers gain the community’s trust and understanding by engaging people in conversations and facilitating community meetings to identify and address changing and complex local needs in education, health, small business development, urban planning and infrastructure, agriculture, the environment, and more. They then initiate and facilitate projects that fulfill these key needs in their communities and whose impact and success can be carefully measured and monitored.
CorpsAfrica is currently recruiting for CorpsAfrica Volunteers in:
Malawi,Rwanda,Senegal and Morocco.
Application to be a CorpsAfrica Volunteer in Rwanda
Basic Requirement for All Applicants
To be eligible for service, you must be a citizen of Rwanda or have successfully completed CorpsAfrica service in another country.
Mission of CorpsAfrica
CorpsAfrica provides Africans the opportunity to serve as volunteers for one year in a rural, high-poverty community to help find and implement solutions to poverty at the community level, along the lines of the Peace Corps model.
Basic Description of CorpsAfrica Service
CorpsAfrica Volunteers serve for up to one year in a community chosen for its perceived need, existence of local partners and essential infrastructure, location, and other criteria. The Volunteer dedicates his/her time to living and working with local people to identify an area of concern for the community, design a solution to address the concern, implement the solution with local partners, and monitor and evaluate the results. To achieve this, CorpsAfrica Volunteers receive professional training before and during their service, support from CorpsAfrica staff (both nationally and internationally), a living allowance, health insurance, and a readjustment allowance upon successful completion of the program. Volunteers are required to submit reports and make presentations regularly.
General Expectations of a CorpsAfrica Volunteer
• Commit to working in a high-poverty community in Rwanda to improve the quality of life of the community
• Serve where CorpsAfrica asks you to go, under conditions of hardship, if necessary
• Recognize that your success is based on building trust and confidence with your host community
• Recognize that you are responsible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your personal conduct and professional performance
• Engage with host community partners in a spirit of cooperation, mutual learning, and respect
• Exercise good judgment and personal responsibility to protect your health, safety, and well-being
Essential Requirements for Applying to be a CorpsAfrica Volunteer
• 21 years of age or older at the time of the start of your service
• A university degree or equivalent professional experience
• No record of criminal activity that would demonstrate unsuitability for CorpsAfrica service
• No conflict of interest that would interfere with duties and responsibilities
Successful Applicants May Also Have the Following Abilities and Experiences
• Experience with work in the social sector (e.g. as a member/volunteer/leader of an association)
• Specific skills and expertise in one or more of the following: crop diversity, irrigation, forestry, WASH, agribusiness, or other agriculture related activities
• Experience with managing a personal and/or organizational budget
• Experience with designing, implementing, and monitoring new projects
• Strong presentation/facilitation skills
CorpsAfrica Volunteers Receive the Following Before and During Service:
• Expert pre-service and in-service training from development and management professionals• A living allowance adequate to support the Volunteer in his/her site and health insurance• Travel funds for official CorpsAfrica business
CorpsAfrica Volunteers Will Receive the Following upon Successful Completion of Service:
• An end-of-service readjustment allowance
• Certificate of completion
• Letter of recommendation
- Complete the following application, including all required fields
- Upload any required documents