Year Long Village Fellows
Hiring for the 2017-2018 Fellowship cohort is now closed. Please check back in the spring of 2018 for more information about how you can apply for the 2018-2019 cohort!
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The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village Fellows Program places 8-10 international volunteers in the Village. Fellows spend 12 months living and working in the Village, where they are placed in professional roles and work together with Rwandan staff to support existing programs and help develop new systems and programs. They become an integral part of the team that enables our Village to fulfill its mission to provide a nurturing home and exemplary education to our kids.
In addition to their professional role, each Fellow joins a student family and serves as a mentor ("cousin") to 16-24 teenage students, all of whom are in their first year of living in the Village. Fellows work hand-in-hand with our family mamas to create a loving and supportive family and home environment for our teens.
Fellows also lead and support many of the enrichment programs and special events offered in the Village after school.
Positions are available in the following areas. On your cover letter, indicate the position(s) for which you would like to be considered. Please visit the links below for position descriptions and more information about how to apply:
1. Communications & Partnerships Fellow
2. English and Career Development Fellow
3. English ESL Trainer
4. Information Technology Fellow
5. International Visitors/Service-Learning Coordinator
6. Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) Fellow
7. Program Assistant
8. Public Health Fellow
9. Video & Photography Fellow
For a full list of position descriptions, click here.
Agahozo-Shalom does not ordinarily place individual volunteers at the Village. Exceptions are made on the rare occasions when an applicant possesses a specific skill set that is needed by the Village. Volunteer Consultants are typically seasoned professionals in their field and placements can range in duration from 2-weeks to 12-months.
If you believe your professional expertise would be useful to the Village, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in volunteering at Agahozo-Shalom.
Service learning trips
Agahozo-Shalom offers 7-10 day service-learning trips for various groups and institutions. Designed for groups of 14-18 people, Service-Learning trip participants learn about the development of Agahozo-Shalom as a model for post-conflict reconciliation. Participants also learn the history and culture of Rwanda while integrating into the ASYV lifestyle and connecting with the students.