Volunteer Rwanda

Rwanda has moved on from the genocide of 1994 when millions were slaughtered in a killing spree that affected nigh on the entire population of the small country that nestles just south of the equator. Indeed a UNICEF study identified that 96% of children they interviewed had witnessed the massacre and 80% of all children had lost at least one family member.

Today 65% of Rwandans live below the poverty line with 45% percent of all children under the age of five being malnourished so, perhaps inevitably, most volunteer work in Rwanda is about caring for orphans as it is estimated that one out of every five children (a total of 400,000) in Rwanda is either an orphan or has been

abandoned, one of the world's highest percentages of orphans with that figure including 220,000 children orphaned through the HIV/AIDS virus.

Working with orphans can be emotionally and physically demanding for the volunteer but it also needs to be sensitive to attachments the children will form with adults who care for them. As such, many volunteer work programs in Rwanda look for longer volunteer placements so the children don't have a conveyor belt of adults coming into and out of their lives every few weeks. Makes sense. There are also opportunities to teach in Rwanda and whilst the government in Rwanda commits 12.25% of all expenditure to education, some idea of the resource shortfall that needs to be made up is highlighted by the fact that in the whole of Rwanda there are just 1,197 school library books! If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Rwanda let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Rwanda

Volunteer Rwanda

Volunteer Rwanda

Volunteer Rwanda

Volunteer Rwanda


Kinamba Project

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Kinamba Project

This project accepts volunteers for a minimum of three months primarily to teach in the school.
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Embrace Rwanda

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Embrace Rwanda

Looking for volunteers with pre-natal care, early childhood development and teaching skills.
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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Tubahumurize

Limited opportunity helping women who are victims of violence, discrimination or other trauma in Rwanda.
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YWAM Rwanda

Volunteer Work Rwanda: YWAM Rwanda

Faith based volunteer work in Rwanda helping to rebuild communities and develop hope for the future.
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If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in Rwanda check out our Rwanda profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Rwanda.

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