Village Fellow (various positions available; see below for details)

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

About the organization

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is a residential community for orphaned and vulnerable
adolescents in Rwanda and is home to 500 youth and about 130 staff.

In their four years at ASYV, students aged 14–21 gain the tools necessary to live, learn, be healthy, and build self reliance so that they will contribute to a better world.

Founded in 2007 as a response to the persistent orphan crisis in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ASYV has provided more than 1,800 youth with a newfound hope for the future, including over 1,000 graduates now striving to make a positive difference in their country and abroad. Today, ASYV serves as a global model of providing hope and promise to children affected by societal-level trauma.

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The Village Fellows program of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village places international volunteers (“Fellows”) as staff in Rwanda. Fellows spend ~11 months living and working in the Village; they are hired to serve in specific professional roles and together with Rwandans to support existing programs. They become an integral part of the Village “family” providing a nurturing home and exemplary formal and informal education to our kids.

In addition to their professional roles, Fellows also serve as mentors to ASYV students as “cousins.” They work together with family Mamas and counselors to create a loving and supportive home environment. Fellows/cousins play an integral part in ASYV's family by serving as important role models in students’ lives.

Positions are available in the following areas. In your cover letter, indicate the position for which you are applying. Please note that positions have specific requirements based on experience, skill, and training; please see below for position descriptions. Please note that ASYV may hire more than one Fellow for roles specified with an asterisk.

Career Resources Center Fellow*
Communications & Visitors Fellow
Visitors Fellow*

Cousin Role: In addition to their professional role, Fellows serve in the informal role of “Cousin” in the ASYV family structure. Most Fellows are assigned to mentor one or more ASYV families of 20–24 teens.

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Each candidate should possess an undergraduate and/or advanced degree, have experience with youth development and multicultural/international programs, and must be willing to devote 12-months to living and working in the Village, understanding that workdays often include evenings and weekends.

ASYV Fellows must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning service meaning he/she has received the primary series of required doses plus a booster for any World Health Organization approved vaccine.

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Monthly stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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