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CorpsAfrica recruits and places ambitious young Africans in rural, underserved communities in their own countries to apply their education, build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and venture beyond their comfort zones to learn about their countries and about themselves. They facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects identified by local community members, to fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured.

CorpsAfrica Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and education including agriculture, gender, health, education, water and sanitation, environment, business, engineering, peace studies, language studies, as well as many others. All Volunteers must have a college degree or equivalent experience, and most Volunteers join CorpsAfrica with experience in the social sector and designing, implementing and monitoring projects.

The additional (and essential) skills that Volunteers need for their service–including community integration, proposal development, and project design and management–are taught as part of CorpsAfrica’s expert training program.


New country programs operate on different timelines. Open Volunteer applications are available below and will disappear after the application period closes.

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

​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.


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 next cohort of CorpsAfrica Volunteers are open! Check this page and your country’s social media pages to stay up-to-date on application windows.

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.