Program Details

Join the world’s fastest growing volunteering organization on one of our affordable, safe and responsible programs for a truly memorable experience in Rwanda! Check out our range of grass-roots projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Location:
Kigali, Rwanda
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Construction, Economic Development, Education
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Love Volunteers partners with a wonderful local Rwandan organization to give volunteers the opportunity to assist in numerous aspects of Community Development in Rwamagana -- a relatively large town about an hour from the capital, Kigali. Although challenging, working to improve the quality of life of locals in this beautiful, mountainous country is immensely rewarding.

Love Volunteers in Rwanda can expect to help with an agricultural co-operative, from assisting with tending the land, harvesting crops, selling crops at local markets, and in assisting with educating the women involved in the project on sustainable agricultural techniques. Volunteers may also be called upon to teach English to the participants in order to improve their future livelihoods.

Current LV programs in Rwanda:

  • Education and Teaching Programs
  • Agriculture and Micro Finance
  • Construction Projects

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures whilst providing help where it is really needed. Our focus is on providing meaningful, life-changing volunteering abroad programs in more than 40 developing countries worldwide. Every year we assist thousands of amazing volunteers from all over the world into short and long term voluntary service positions, and with hundreds of community-based development programs, we will have a program to suit your skills, in a place that will truly WOW you!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Join us on an affordable, safe and responsible voluntary service project in Rwanda for a truly memorable experience! Check out our website for more details!

Setting Description:
Sadly, Rwanda is best known for the genocide that occurred throughout the nation in 1994, a horrific series of events that resulted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans. Due to this terrible history and the tremendous poverty that has gripped the nation over the past two decades, there is an urgent need for volunteers in Rwanda. Luckily though, the situation in the country is improving every year, and by volunteering you can make a significant contribution!
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Program Fees from just $140! USD. Included: Accommodation, Food, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfers, In-Country Transport, Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcome all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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