Get involved with Friends of Ruanda!

With us and the weltwärts volunteer service you can spend a voluntary year in Rwanda or vice versa in Germany.

Weltwärts is a development policy volunteer service jointly organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, civil society organizations and former volunteers. Weltwärts was launched in 2008 by the BMZ to support young people in their commitment to the One World.

In weltwärts North-South, young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 (35 if impaired or disabled) engage in a non-profit project in Asia, Africa, South America, Oceania or Eastern Europe. The volunteer service lasts six to twelve months and is performed in a partner organization that works for education, health, environment, culture or human rights. Friends of Rwanda e.V. has been a sending organization for weltwärts North-South from the beginning. With Friends of Rwanda you can, for example, support women with disabled children in a women’s cooperative, work in a circus with street children or you can get involved in a vocational school, an elementary school or a kindergarten.

You can find more information in English here later on.

In the weltwärts South-North program, young people from weltwärts partner countries do voluntary service in Germany. In order to also enable young people from the partner countries to do voluntary service, the South-North component in the weltwärts voluntary service was introduced in 2013. Since then, young people from weltwärts partner countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Eastern Europe can also do voluntary service in Germany. Friends of Rwanda is the first host organization for the first generation of young people from Rwanda in 2023. They will work in elderly and disabled care. IMPORTANT: Applications are only through the partner organizations in Rwanda. We cannot process unsolicited applications.

For more information in english about participating in the weltwärts South-North program, please check later!