Supported Volunteer Program PDF Print Email

Africa Development Corps has placed over 700 volunteers abroad over the past 26 years. Whereas many other programs focus on short-term volunteering, Africa Development Corps is committed to providing its volunteers with a long-term experience that fosters cultural immersion and professional development. This long-term relationship also ensures that local communities are reaping the maximum benefits from our volunteer placements.


  • All Volunteers make a 6-12 month commitment
  • ADC operates Volunteer Programs in Liberia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania


Our Supported Volunteer Program is geared toward those who already have a specialized expertise, normally requiring a masters level education. Supported Volunteers work directly on ADC's own initiatives in the areas of food security, education, HIV/AIDS, volunteer management and program development. Since Supported Volunteers are subsidized directly through our grants, we have a very limited number of positions, making the selection process very competitive.


Typical Profiles of Supported Volunteers


  • someone who has recently graduated from a masters degree program in an applicable field.
  • someone who has demonstrated experience in developing countries through work, school, or prior volunteer experience.
  • someone who has substantial professional experience who can easily translate their skills and knowledge to an international context.


Africa Development Corps will arrange for a work permit and local transportation to the work site and will provide shared housing, basic health coverage, and a modest monthly stipend. Supported Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their airfare, entry visa, and pre-departure health costs.


To see our available Supported Volunteer positions, please visit our employment section.

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