Volunteering Opportunity 2023

Volunteering Opportunity with a fund for youth in Africa, and you can apply now.

Opportunity Overview

AU-YVC is a program that encourages young people in Africa to volunteer and play a key role in achieving the continent’s human development goals. The program aims to bring people together to share their skills, knowledge, creativity, and learning in order to build a more integrated and united Africa, thereby strengthening the continent’s relevance in the globalized world. AU-YVC was officially launched in December 2010 in Nigeria, in the presence of high-level representatives, partners, and youth organizations from across Africa. The program is in line with the African Youth Charter and the decision of AU Head of States and Governments in Assembly/AU/Dec.274 (XVI) January 2010 to establish a continental volunteer initiative.

Opportunity Details

  • Type: Volunteering
  • Fund: Funded
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Place:  Different countries in Africa
  • Nationalities:

    Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, and other African countries. 



  • Engage Africa’s youth in the continent’s development by providing meaningful opportunities for them to participate in service for their continent.
  • Offer young Africans the chance to gain professional experience, soft skills, social competence, international exposure, and leadership skills through service.
  • Promote shared values and Pan-Africanism among the next generation.
  • Pre-deployment training costs are fully covered by the African Union Commission and its partners for successful candidates.
  • African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following while on deployment:
  • An economy return air ticket from their hometown to the place of deployment.
  • A modest monthly stipend.
  • Health insurance cover.
  • Separation allowance upon successful completion of twelve months of service.


  • Education
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Peace and Security
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Business and Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Agriculture and Environment

Typical Environments of Service:

  • Rural community schools
  • Hospitals and health centers
  • Post-conflict settings
  • International organizations
  • Government offices/ministries

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora.
  • Must be aged between 18 – 35 years.
  • Must have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • Must be available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work.
  • Must be willing to live and work in another AU Member State.
  • Must be proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese).
  • Must have at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Required Documents

  • Online application form
  • CV

How To Apply

Create an account and fill the online application from the link below.



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