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Want to volunteer abroad this summer? Last chance to apply for Team Rwanda!

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Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 8 March 2023.

As part of the University’s commitment to providing meaningful volunteering opportunities and promoting social responsibility overseas, in summer 2020 we launched Team Rwanda, our international volunteering project exclusively for students at The University of Manchester.

This is a partnership project between the University and Azizi Life, a social enterprise based in Rwanda. Azizi Life runs a number of community projects including supporting local artisans to build more sustainable practices and reach wider markets, and supporting adult literacy in the local community. Due to the pandemic, the project ran remotely for the first two years, so summer 2022 was our first in-person project, and now we are back again for summer 2023!

We are looking for 15 student volunteers, including a Team Leader, from The University of Manchester to volunteer in Rwanda from mid-July and mid-August. The team will volunteer alongside Rwandan volunteers and will be supported by staff from Azizi Life. You can read all about the last project on the blog.

Volunteers will work on three main projects:

  • Storytelling through media
  • Data gathering
  • Enterprise development


Team Leader role: This place is available to any full time University of Manchester student (including undergraduate and postgraduate students). There are no financial criteria attached to this role.

Team Members: These 14 places are available to all undergraduate University of Manchester students who are in any year of study.

Team Members must also be in receipt of / eligible for: The Manchester Bursary (partial or full); The Undergraduate Access Scholarship; OR on an NHS funded course started pre-2017 with a household income less than £35,000. 

Find out more about Azizi Lifethe projectsthe Team Leader roleeligibility for the projectkey dates and how to apply.

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