African Union Recruiting Youth Volunteer Corps

African Union Recruiting Youth Volunteer Corps

The African Union has started the process of recruiting Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) for all its member states across the continent.

AU-YVC is a continental development program that recruits and works with youth volunteers, to work in all Member States across the African Union.

 AU-YVC promotes volunteering to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key participants in the delivery of Africa’s human development targets and goals.

It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated Continent and by implication strengthen Africa’s relevance in the globalized world.

The concept is in line with the African Youth Charter as well as the Decision of AU Head of States and Governments in Assembly/AU/Dec.274 (XVI) January 2010, to set up a continental Volunteer initiative.

AU-YVC was officially launched on the 3rd of December 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria, in the presence of H.E. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ministers of Youth from across the AU, high level AU representatives, Partners and other Volunteer Organizations and Africa’s Youth at large.

 AU Youth Volunteers would serve primarily in the following fields:

 Education, Health and HIV/ AIDS, Peace and Security, Information and Communications Technology, Business and Youth Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Environment

 To find out more and register for the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps visit


 Citizens of African Union Member States are invited to apply for Internship Programme

 For internship opportunities register online at or email [email protected].

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