Volunteer Opportunities in Rwanda

Volunteer Programs Rwanda

Love Volunteers, along with our partner in Rwanda, arranges positions for volunteers to assist with teaching, building homes, as well as supporting agriculture and women's empowerment programs. The volunteer programs are located in Rwamagana which is about one hour east of the capital, Kigali and is a relatively big town by Rwandan standards.

During their placement, volunteers make a valuable contribution to the people of Rwanda who have suffered greatly as a result of the horrific genocide that occurred just two decades ago. Our partner works very closely with disadvantaged communities, projects and institutions that have been set up to provide aid directly to the people affected by this terrible event. With the help of volunteers we hope to make a difference in the lives of many Rwandan families and communities in need. 

Rwanda is a small mountainous country in central Africa, bordered to the north by Uganda, to the east by Tanzania, to the south by Burundi and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Genocide, with widespread loss of life, failure to maintain the infrastructure, looting, and neglect of important cash crops. However, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery which is mostly due to subsistence agriculture in the form of coffee and tea crops for export, and a fast-growing tourism industry.

The challenge of volunteering in Rwanda is one which brings intense rewards. Volunteers are able to make a genuine difference by offering valuable support to those in need. Volunteering in this beautiful African country can only be described as an incredibly fulfilling experience, one to look back on with a mixture of emotions, but certainly with a new depth of understanding of the human condition.

Programs

4 programs
  • Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included

The aim of this childcare program is to support children from families who were affected by genocide and those from some of Rwanda’s poorest families. Early childhood education levels are very low for Rwanda, with a severe lack of teachers. In the town of Rwamagana, Love Volunteer’s partner agency developed the early education facility after…

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  • Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Love Volunteers partners with a local charity in Rwanda to support this essential program. The Abagore Farming Co-operative (‘Abagore’ means ‘women’) supports participating families by providing supplies and a willing volunteer labor force to assist with the labour intensive farming program. Many of the families the charity works with are…

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  • Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included

PROJECT UPDATE: Construction of two new classroom buildings at our school project in Rwamagana will be underway throughout December '17 and January '18. Apply now to help out on this wonderful project!

This amazing project was established by our partner organisation to help the many families in Rwanda who lack decent…

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  • Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included

The aim of this program is to support children from families who were affected by genocide and those from some of Rwanda’s poorest families, through the provision of school fees, school materials, and education. Love Volunteers partners with a charity that ensures that each child has a school uniform, shoes and access to organised education.…

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