Apply for the African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AU-YVC) programme which  is one of African Union’s initiatives for promoting youth participation, capacity building and empowerment through service and skills exchange, driven by the philosophy of Pan-Africanism and Youth Leadership.

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) was established in 2010. It apply for the african union youth volunteers corps . The program aims to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the AU Vision of ‘the Africa we want’.

This value adding event  brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.

AU-YVC Objectives

  1. Achieve the vision of the African Union of “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena” through volunteerism and free movement of African youth;
  2. To contribute to Africa’s human development in line with AU’s Mission and Vision through effective youth participation in Africa’s Development process which includes youth as key beneficiaries;
  3. To actualize the emergence of empowered youth who will direct their energy and creativity towards their own growth and enrichment through pan African orientation and spirit of service;
  4. To initiate re-affirmation of Africa’s commitment to actualize the African Youth Charter as an instrument to make youth participation the critical value driver and architect for sustainable human development in Africa;


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.


Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora

Age 18 – 33 years

Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;

Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;

Is proficient in at least one official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);

Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.


DEADLINE: August 22, 2016.

To apply and for more information visit here

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