A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Working as a youth empowerment volunteer is challenging and rewarding at the same time and in case you are interested; well then Go Volunteer Africa has a number of such projects in Burkina Faso for those interested. As a youth empowerment volunteer, you get to share with mostly unemployed, school drop outs and young/ teenage mothers that are working hard to make ends meet.
These youths form groups and use them as a base to share skills and help out each other in a number of ways ranging from mentoring each other, health, income generating activities, access to resources among other challenges they could be facing.
The skills they share range from computer skills, handcrafts, music, dance and drama, games, sports and athletics. They lookout for new ideas and add them into their respective groups.
Dedicating your time, energy, and skills as a Youth Empowerment Volunteer in Burkina Faso is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or extended vacation. You will be in position to share ideas with them, help them develop a savings club, teach them new skills, carryout more research in their areas of interest and advise them on how to do it better but most important of all, you may be chosen as a group ambassador so that you become their representative in your country.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers