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APPLY NOW: African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) Application Form – October 2017

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. Young African Professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12-months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member States other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2017 will be 02nd – 22nd December 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

1) Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora;
2) Age 18 – 33 years;
3) Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
4) Available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
5) Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
6) Is proficient in at least one official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
7) Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Application Process:
1. Register on the AU-YVC Database (www.africa-youth.org/auyvc)
2. Read carefully the information on the website
3. Build Your Profile
4. Attach the following:
– Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
– Highest qualification degree
– Letter of Recommendation
5. Submit application (latest by 31st October 2017 midnight Addis Ababa time)

*Late applications and applications that do not contain all requested documents will not be considered

Recruitment Process:
1) 23rd October – eligibility Check;
2) 15th November: Successful applicants will be notified;
3) 15th December – 01st January: AU-YVC pre-deployment training;
4) 2018: Deployment of trained volunteers.

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Volunteer Entitlements:
For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training and cost of their deployment.

On deployment, the African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:
1) Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
2) A modest monthly stipend
3) Health insurance cover
4) Separation allowance on successful completion of twelve months

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  1. I’m highly interested to get schoralship

  2. Situmbeko Sikuka

    I’m highly interested on African Union Youth Volunteer Corps but I only have a diploma in Journalism, Do I qualify.

  3. Hello, my name is Sworo Paul Duku. I thank you so much for this opportunity. I belief through chances like this, broader goals can be achieved.
    I am a resident of South Sudan
    I work for plan International South Sudan as a child protection officer
    Tel: +211954574851

  4. Thanks for this offer I have always looked forward to volunteering with such a platform but I don’t have any volunteer experience. Pls what can do? Thanks

  5. Bonjour, je suis Ousmane je vie en Guinée Conakry c’est vraiment un travail formidable que vous etes entrain de faire, en mettant la jeunesse africaine au travail.

  6. Solomon Zewdu Leul

    I am PhD student at Addis Ababa University, persuing Development Studies at the same. I Have graduated in Sociology (Bachelor Degree) and Social Work (Masters Degree) respectively, and I’m keen to volunteer on the areas of development.

  7. Solomon Zewdu Leul

    Waiting to Volenteer on the areas of development

  8. Solomon Zewdu Leul


  9. Hello, I studied Economics (B. Sc), I’m interested but I do not have any volunteering experience.

  10. i have a degree in public and development management .and now i get a master in business administration i like to continue my PhD in mgt .i member of rotaract and works in many voluntary activity i like to continue this activity by upgrading my education txs.

  11. How can I be eligible if I haven’t had any volunteer before? If this isn’t my first time, how can I get the experience? I think you should give us the opportunity to demonstrate what we also have instead of a year experience.

  12. Highly interested in voluntary works. Optimist to join this massive team and work with giant peace and development organization in Africa

  13. ahimbisibwe julius

    how best can I submit my application ? am a Ugandan .

  14. Hello i have a diploma in early education and have volunteering experiences with different organisations and would like to volunteer with your respective organization. What can I do?

  15. Moreblessing L Nyathi

    Hie. I studied bachelor of Arts in History Honours Degree. I am an ex volunteer with Restless development Zimbabwe. Im also intrested again to be a volunteer.

  16. I’m a master degree holder in educational management and administration. I’m ready to volunteer in any area of socio-economic development.

  17. Bonjour je suis Oyé Toupou résident en Guinée Conakry je suis detenteur d’un dipllômé de licence biologie je j’ai longtemps eu ce désire en ce qui concerne le bénévolat surtout en Afrique je suis vraiment intéressé

  18. That is a good act for African youth,but please consider olso those whithout experience but formes on sach work as psychologists, sociologists ans others.we ask to enchance our knowledge in social works.thanks.

  19. hello i had applied in July this year when it was advertised. was it valid and is it okay if i apply again?

  20. How do i apply for youth corps . I really want to particopate because this is a big effort africa is doing for the betterment of our people. Give me the diretion. I tried but i can not find those application. I registered already

  21. Akello Joy from Uganda, i have all the requirements except the cuts me down, they need 33years and and iam 35years old.

  22. Good day to all of you . I am here by looking for opportunities to be selected as a African union member representative

  23. Lennick J. Makause

    I like the work but I am 37 with internship experience and real job experience, Is it too overaged, am a Malawian based male. My name is Lennick Justin Makause



  25. thank you so much, i am african and i believe africans in everywhere and everytime. i am a youth motivator,innovator and patriotic person. i was working untill 2014 in this field of volunteering with varies departments, and i am so interesting to be a volunteer?

  26. Aseye Afi-Djangmah

    How do I apply for this. It keeps telling me the website is not available

  27. How can are be part of this.

  28. Hi can I be part of the African volunteer.

  29. Negimaldeen Adam abaker

    Hello. Am negimaldeen Adam abaker from Sudan
    I have degree in English language and literature
    And i have post graduate diploma in humanitarian and conflict studies.centre for peace and development at university of juba. And now am doing my post graduate diploma in English language and literature.
    Am looking for courses that have relation with human rights .

  30. I am interested

  31. Hi, I have tried to apply but I’m finding it difficult. Just can’t get the main application questions.
    What is the way forward?

  32. I am G. Othello Zordyu, a Liberian and I am interested.

  33. I have Masters of Accounting and finance from Ethiopian I wanna to member of your organization please contact me with following address

  34. Je suis intéressé

  35. I have all qualification except experience, what can i do?

  36. Hello. I have Diploma in Human Resources Management and Labour Laws I am interested in furthering my studies

  37. Bonjour, je suis Johnson Mudimbi Ngoy je vis à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo, c’est vraiment intéressant ce que vous faites pour la jeunesse Africaine, et je suis vraiment intéressé, et je suis prêt pour toute tache me sera confiée pour le développement de notre Continent. Je suis Licencié en Sciences Sociales, Politiques et Administratives.

  38. Ntashei Saharatu Nfor

    Ntashei Saharatu
    Hi love the initiative I am a Cameroonian i have a bachelor degree in microbiology and a diploma in laboratory technology without in any volunteerism experience but I am very very interested in the program what can I do?

  39. Iam interested to join the African Youth Unions

  40. Am interested to take part in next training I have a degree in development studies

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