Following My Desire to Help

Nuru Wilfred is a member of AVC’s 2013 Class of Volunteers. She spent this year volunteering as a teacher at Kilimahewa Education Trust.  I have always been interested in activities that offer opportunities for helping people. I recently volunteered with AVC at Kilimahewa Education Trust to pursue this interest. My experience with AVC allowed me […]

An Opportunity to Learn and Give

My name is Deogratias Mamiro. I am a community development manager by profession. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development. Prior joining the movement with Africa Volunteer Corps, I worked with business oriented institutions. I was able to support myself, but I wanted to engage myself in initiatives that supported my community. This is why […]

Educating Youth & Helping My Community

My name is Saad Jihad Urassa. After completing my secondary education, I went to school for early childhood education training, which I used to become employed as a nursery school teacher. I also started attending computer classes while I was working as a teacher. I then became a computer instructor. By this time in my […]

Teaching & Learning as a Volunteer

My name is Gema Patrick Shirima. I am a nursery school teacher and I am currently a volunteer with AVC. For the year of 2013, I am volunteering at Step Up Center, a nonprofit organization in the Majengo neighborhood of Moshi. At Step Up, I teach young children in nursery school.  I also help the […]

Achieving My Goals

Lilian Mtui is a current volunteer with AVC. She works at Comfort Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting local women and children.  My name is Lilian James Mtui. I am Tanzanian and I graduated from Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies in July, 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Community […]

592 Applications!

The Africa Volunteer Corps team is proud to announce that we received 592 applications this year. We are thrilled to see so many people apply. We hope to meet this growing interest by expanding each year and providing more and more individuals the opportunity to gain the leadership skills they need to build Africa’s future. […]

Making my dreams a reality

Rasheed Makamba was one of the first AVC volunteers and has extended an additional year. He teaches computers at Salama Center, a community center for orphans and vulnerable children in Moshi. Before joining AVC I was involved in various activities, some voluntary work and a few paying jobs. I got a diploma in Information Technology, […]

Congratulations to the first ever AVC volunteers!

The 2012 pilot group of Tanzanian volunteers has now finished their year of service. Of the 7, 4 have chosen to extend another year with AVC and 3 have gotten jobs. We are proud of them and excited for what’s ahead!  

Visualize Change 2012

Please join us Tuesday, October 9th for Visualize Change 2012, 5:30-9:30 pm at Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York. Visualize Change is an event to change the conversation about Africa, to create opportunities for nuanced and informed dialogues based on reality rather than stereotypes, to emphasize local voices in the conversation about African […]

Shining a Light

I am Gema Patrick Shirima and I am a nursery school teacher by profession. In the beginning my focus was just to be employed as a teacher. Coming across Africa Volunteer Corps and the opportunity to volunteer gave me the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences that have shone a light on my […]