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Alumni Association

CorpsAfrica’s Alumni Association is a vibrant community dedicated to supporting alumni as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We strive to empower our alumni through various projects, workshops, events, and initiatives that foster personal and professional growth. By cultivating a strong sense of loyalty to the CorpsAfrica family, our successful alumni become catalysts for positive change within our organization and communities.

Each CorpsAfrica office maintains a chapter of alumni who organize regular meet-ups, ______, and continue support for active Volunteers and communities. The Alumni Association runs two key organization-wide programs: the Matching Scholarship Program and the Alumni Entrepreneurship Incubator. Both programs contribute support necessary to launch alumni into their careers. 

122

Active Alumni Across All Countries

$19,600

Distributed to Alumni to match Scholarships

Entrepreneurship Incubator

The Entrepreneurship Incubator, a flagship initiative of the CorpsAfrica Alumni Association, provides fully funded high-level business training and seed funding to CorpsAfrica alumni. Open to all alumni-owned or co-owned job-creating ventures, this program leverages the impact of CorpsAfrica service, creating meaningful jobs and substantial value for communities across Africa.

Matching Scholarship Program

The Matching Scholarship Program provides additional funding (up to $5,000 USD) to alumni who have secured other financial support to ensure they are able to pursue higher education at recognized colleges and universities around the world. In the first year, the program contributed $19,600 to eight alumni in pursuit of both Masters and Doctoral degrees. 

Support Our Work

CorpsAfrica addresses two of Africa’s most difficult challenges: creating opportunities for youth and helping rural communities overcome extreme poverty and build resilience. We recruit motivated volunteers to live and work in remote, low-income areas in their own countries. They collaborate with the community to design and implement small-scale projects that address their top priorities and by doing so gain the skills and experience that lay the foundation for personal and professional success.

CorpsAfrica trusts youth and rural communities to help each other. 

Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

Essential Requirements for Applying

Applicants must be a citizen of the selected country and at least 21 years of age at the start of service

Applicants must have a university degree or equivalent professional experience to apply

Willingness and ability to serve for the entirety of the service year in rural & remote communities

Understand that volunteerism is an altruistic act, without expectation of financial gain

Applicants must be a citizen of the selected country and at least 21 years of age at the start of service

Willingness and ability to serve for the entirety of the service year in rural & remote communities

Understand that volunteerism is an altruistic act, without expectation of financial gain

​After completing the application, a local selection committee board will review each candidate’s materials and invite a select group of applicants for an interview. Following a successful interview, candidates will receive an offer letter to serve as CorpsAfrica Volunteers and further instructions about Pre-Service Training. The process is highly selective, and only top candidates will receive an interview invitation. If you have any questions about the application or selection process, please reach out to the country program you are interested in directly.

Frequently Asked questions

The Volunteer selection process varies by country and typically takes three months from the time applications close to the start of Pre-Service Training. The schedule below is a sample based on the most common schedule. 

Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort of CorpsAfrica Volunteers are open! Most applications close on April 30.

Each office will review applicants and invite selected candidates for at least two interviews.

Successful candidates will be notified with an offer letter to serve as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer and instructions to attend Pre-Service Training.

Pre-Service Training begins, starting a yearlong transformational experience for CorpsAfrica Volunteers.