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AU-YVC PROGRAM: OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN YOUTH TO GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


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Are you a young and vibrant African youth who wish to acquire professional experience, leadership skill and international exposure through volunteerism? Can you bring about continental and sustainable development through service to mankind? Then, African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) is the right program for you. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that, anyone can become great, because everyone can serve! Moreover, Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth, said Mohammed Ali.
African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) is a continental development program that recruits and works with youth volunteers from within the African Union and the Diaspora, to work in all 54 countries across the African Union.  It  brings  young  people  together  to  share  skills, knowledge,  creativity  and  learning  to  build  a  more  integrated  Continent  and,  by  implication, strengthen Africa's relevance in the globalized world. This program is designed to assisting in development, empowement of youths and of course, promotion of Pan-Africanism
Program Overview
Volunteers will works to bring a lasting change and impact through youth service within the six key areas of its focus:
  • Education
  • Health and HIV/ AIDS
  • Peace and Security
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Business and Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Agriculture and Environment
Volunteers Eligibility
In  order  to  be  considered  for  this  program,  applicants  must  fulfill  the  following requirements:
  • African Citizen or African Decent (African in the Diaspora);
  • Age 18 – 34;
  • Acquired minimum of post-secondary certified training and qualifications (Bachelor equivalent) with above average performance;
  • Available  to  dedicate  minimum  of  12  (twelve)  months  to  24  (twenty-four)  months  for volunteer work;
  •   Excellent  knowledge  of  at  least  one  official  AU  languages  (Arabic,  English,  French, Portuguese) and willing to learn others;
  •  Verifiable minimum of one year of volunteer and one year of work experience;
  • Up to date and chronologically complete Curriculum vitae
What Volunteers Stand to Benefit
Volunteers benefit primarily in terms of gaining crucial work experience, international exposure, and acquisition of additional professional, soft, livelihood and life skills. While on the field, volunteers receive the following benefits:
  • Pre deployment training
  • Round-trip Travel ticket to and from the host country
  • Settle-in allowance
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance  
  • Volunteer support
  • Post adjustment allowance (where needed);
Post deployment returned volunteers are now part of an alumni network of AU-YVs forming a vast pool of junior professionals and new generation of leaders. 

Application Process
Applicants are requested to submit the following
1. Filled out application form
2. Scanned copy of University degree certificate
3. Letter of recommendation from place of volunteer/work experience
4. Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
5. Curriculum Vitae 


Register and Apply HERE
Send your inquiry to youth@africa-union.org
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