Africa Volunteer Corps (AVC) works to empower the African workforce and strengthen local NGOs by:
Giving future local leaders opportunities for growth and experience
AVC assembles driven, motivated and enthusiastic African volunteers who are dedicated to development and eager to gain needed employment skills and professional contacts by working in Africa and volunteering their time with local NGOs. Each volunteer commits to the program for one year. This includes 2 weeks of training followed by 12 months of working full-time with a local NGO. Throughout the 12 month tenure, volunteers also participate in monthly workshops, to deepen their professional education and impact.
Increasing the impact of local organizations
AVC provides a qualified, consistent and culturally-fluent workforce to local NGOs which allows them to have a more widespread and meaningful impact. The organizations get the benefit of a passionate, capable full-time volunteer for one year committed to helping them further their mission.
Strengthening and empowering African leaders dedicated to change
AVC unites both groups so that, together, they can have the greatest possible impact within the communities they are seeking to change today and in the future. After the 12-month period is completed, there is an active alumni network and the possibility of other resources such as fellowships and/or networking, research and funding opportunities.