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Volunteer job at CorpsAfrica

About the Organization

CorpsAfrica was founded in 2011 by former Peace Corps Volunteer Liz Fanning with the idea of turning community development in Africa over to local changemakers. During her own service, Liz was approached by young Moroccans who wanted to be Peace Corps Volunteers so they could help people in their own country, but she had to tell them it was only for Americans

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in serving as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer in Uganda. Please read the description and questions carefully and answer fully and honestly.
We look forward to receiving your application.

Mission of CorpsAfrica
CorpsAfrica provides Africans the opportunity to serve as Volunteers for ten months in rural, underserved communities in their own countries to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects identified by local people and funded by partners from Africa and around the world.

Basic Description of CorpsAfrica Service Volunteers undergo
CorpsAfrica one month of Pre-Service Training and then serve for ten months in a community chosen for its perceived need, existence of local partners and essential infrastructure, location, and other criteria. The Volunteer dedicates his/her time to living and working with local people to identify an area of concern for the community, co-create and design solutions to address the concern, implement the solutions with local partners, and monitor and evaluate the results. To achieve this, CorpsAfrica Volunteers receive professional training before and during their service, support from CorpsAfrica staff (both nationally. and internationally), a modest living allowance, health insurance, and a readjustment allowance upon successful completion of the program. Volunteers are required to submit reports and make presentations regularly.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commit to working in a highly underserved community in Uganda to improve the quality of life of the community Serve where CorpsAfrica asks them to serve, under conditions of hardship, if necessary Recognize that their success is based on building trust and confidence with their host community

  • Understand that they are responsible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for their personal conduct and professional performance

  • Engage with host community partners in a spirit of cooperation, mutual learning, and respect

  • Exercise good judgment and personal responsibility to protect their health, safety, and well-being

  • Essential Requirements for Applying to be a CorpsAfrica Volunteer

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Be a citizen of Uganda

  • Be 21 years of age or older at the time of the start of your service

  • Possess a university degree or equivalent professional experience

  • Willing and able, physically and emotionally, to serve as a Volunteer for the entirety of the service year in rural, often times, remote communities

  • No record of criminal activity that would demonstrate unsuitability for CorpsAfrica service

  • Have no conflict of interest that would interfere with your duties and responsibilities as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer Understand that volunteerism is an altruistic act, where one offers their time, skills, and resources without expectation of financial gain

  • CorpsAfrica Volunteers Receive the Following Before and During Service:

  • Expert pre-service and in-service training from development and management professionals

  • A living allowance adequate to support the Volunteer in his/her site and health insurance Travel funds for official CorpsAfrica business

  • CorpsAfrica Volunteers Will Receive the Following upon Successful Completion of Service:

  • An end-of-service readjustment allowance

  • Certificate of completion Letter of recommendation

How to Apply

Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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