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Year-long Village Fellows

Program Duration

7-12 Month


December 2014-November 2015


* University degree or of equivalent age
* Minimum of 1 year full-time professional work experience, preferably 2+ years, in related field
* Fluency and proficiency in spoken English
* Excellent communication and organizational skills
* Ability to balance various jobs and tasks
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
* Interest in working for a development project and collaborating with local and international staff
* Ability to adapt to different cultures and work styles
* Strong sense of responsibility and integrity
* Flexibility, patience, resilience, determination, strong leadership
* Ideological affinity with the goals and philosophy of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village
* Willingness to devote 12-months to living and working in the Village, understanding that work days include evenings and weekends

* Note: additional requirements for specific positions may apply. See Position Descriptions for details about specific positions.

Minimum Education



  • English

Program Fees Include:

* Room and board
* Monthly stipend
* Comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance
* Rwandan Visa
* Round-trip airfare to Rwanda

Fellows are responsible for all other costs not listed above (ie. passport, immunizations, etc.)


USD$250 per month

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Orphans
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Tourism
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

This Program is open to

Asian, American, European, Canadian, Australian, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Other
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Alumni Network