Africa Union Youth Volunteer Corps.

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Emerging Empowered Young Panafrican Leaders

Application Eligibility Criteria

The Power of Service

Imagine, a young graduate dedicated to apply his/her skills and knowledge to working in their respective area of expertise outside his/her country for a period of one year. This translates to 2,160 hours of service to the community.

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The Life of an AU Youth Volunteer

AU Youth Volunteer

Deciding to become an AU-YV is a life changing decision opening opportunities to serve in a community other than your own and assisting in the local development efforts.

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Become an AU – YV

2018 Application already closed

AU Mandate to Promote Youth Volunteerism

At the Continental Level, AUC has the mandate to promote Youth Volunteerism at National, Regional and Continental levels as means to promote youth civic participation, empowerment and leadership towards achieving the objectives of Agenda 2063. AUC works closely with partner organization and various stakeholders to promote volunteerism in Africa and globally.

AUC Mandate

African Union
  • Standardize a common African Youth Volunteer Policy Framework;
  • Provide oversight in the implementation of policies & programs;
  • Provide Technical support to RECs & MS;
  • Manage Continental Coordination Unit;
  • Implement Continental Volunteer Program;
  • Continental Reporting;
  • Joint resource mobilization & partnership
  • Harmonize and implement policies within REC in line with continental framework;
  • Implement REC Volunteer Program(s);
  • Coordinate implementation at MS levels;
  • Monitoring and reporting within the region;
  • Joint advocacy & resource mobilization;
Member State
  • Harmonize national volunteer policy with continental policy framework;
  • Implement National Volunteer Program(s);
  • Provide resources for implementation of volunteer programs;
  • Provide regular report and feedback to REC and the AUC;
  • Contribute Technical and Financial Support at National, Regional and Continental levels;
  • Promote youth volunteerism across the continent in line with the continental framework;


What Youth Volunteers say

  • The first thing my father said to me when he heard I had applied to be a volunteer at the African Union Commission was ‘oh wow sisi, why?’ We had conversations about it and he began to see it as I did – as an opportunity for growth. Read more

    Nontobeko Tshabalala AU Youth Volunteer from Swaziland Serves with the African Union Commission, Bureu of the Chairperson as: Communications Associate in the Bureu of the Chairperson
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