Now accepting applications for 2013

Africa Volunteer Corps is now accepting applications for the 2013 class of volunteers. For more information please read the section Thinking of Applying? on our website. IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. WE CANNOT CONSIDER INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS COMPLETELY. We highly recommend writing the questions down or […]

Do Not Hesitate

When I finished university my main goal was to help Africa, to aid in its development in many different ways. I had the good fortune to discover Africa Volunteer Corps’ website where I read about who they are and what they do, and especially who they target. I was very interested in their work so […]

Do You Visualize Change?

If you make films or know someone who does, please consider the following call for entries. Deadline May 30th: Africa Volunteer Corps is accepting short films for our Visualize Change Film Forum annual fundraiser in partnership with AfriMETRO. Based in Tanzania, AVC is an organization dedicated to strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting […]

We Did It!

On Friday, April 13th AVC successfully reached our crowdfunding goal of $5000 to support the volunteers. Supporters showed an incredible groundswell of support as we surged ahead in the last week of the campaign and surpassed our goal. Thank you so much to everyone who pledged to the campaign! Paying the AVC volunteers a living […]

Only $449 to go!

Our crowdfunding campaign ends FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH. It is ALL-OR-NOTHING so if we don’t reach our goal, no one gets charged, we don’t get any of the money, and those who have pledged don’t get their rewards. If you have not yet pledged, HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $5000 to cover the living stipends […]

Crowdfunding campaign passes 25%!

We are so touched by people showing us how much they believe in us, in what we are doing. We are excited to share our story with a widening circle of believers, and amazed at how many people support the movement to put Africans in control of development in Africa. But this movement is not […]

Grassroots funding: crowdfunding launch

Today we are launching a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will help us provide stipends to the volunteers and spread the word about our movement. Africa Volunteer Corps is a movement of opening doors–for people to use their own resources and become their greatest selves. Rather than focusing on what is wrong, we are investing in […]

Pilot group of African volunteers begin orientation

Monday, January 16th, 2012 our very first group of African volunteers began their orientation with introductions and many eager questions. Hailing from several different regions of Tanzania, they gathered with a common goal: finding ways to help the community and gain experience in order to help even more people in the future. We can’t wait […]

Send us films!

AVC is now accepting submissions for our 2012 Visualize Change fundraiser.  We are looking for films that portray positive images of Africa, the importance of local initiatives to the international development process and/or ordinary people empowered to create change.  We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.   The selected […]

Visualize Change Chicago: May 9th

Chicago, IL, Links Hall 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 207 May 9th, 7:00-10:o0 pm $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Get tickets here. Discussion with AVC Founder Caitlin Kelley, filmmaker Orion Pahl, and East West University Professor Kevin Smith.