AVC is a volunteer organization for Africans to work in African NGO’s. We unite passionate, qualified African volunteers with local NGOs to deepen their impact and propel Africa forward. Our goal is to foster African development leaders and to strengthen grassroots social change.

By donating, you are a vital part of our movement. Your funds become stipends to the Tanzanian volunteers, allowing them to devote a year of their lives to improving their corner of the world, while gaining valuable skills and experience to propel them forward. At the same time, locally-initiated development projects that are already providing vital services in their communities deepen their impact with the help of this energetic, capable workforce. Your $5, $50, $500 is empowerment, self-determination, strength, and a brighter future.

How we use your gift:

·     $5 pays for a day of work for a volunteer

·     $25 covers half a week of work at a local NGO

·      $50 provides a week to 10 days of volunteering

·      $200 supports a volunteer for an entire month

·      $500 covers approximately 3 months of work for a volunteer

·      $1,000 helps a volunteer for approximately 6 months

·      $2,400 empowers a volunteer for an entire year

·      $10,000 pays the stipends for half of our volunteers for a full year

Notes on Rewards

Visualize Change: our annual fundraising event showcasing films that portray positive, empowering, and inspiring stories about Africa. It’s an exciting night of African food, raffles, and inspiring visions of Africa. Likely in NYC, but exact location and time/date TBA.


Expand AVC or Start an NGO : Many people want to know how they can bring AVC to their country or to help us expand. Let’s sit down and talk about how to make that happen. We welcome ideas and partnership. Or, you may just be wondering about the process of starting an NGO. We can shower you with advice and resources to help you create your own movement of doing good.


Trip to Tanzania + Safari: expenses paid trip to visit us in Tanzania. Meet the staff, the volunteers, tour the NGO’s, and take a 3 day safari in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. If you're interested in this reward, please contact us so that we can discuss all the relevant details before you donate. Send your inquiries to caitlin.kelley[at] Looking forward to hearing from you!

Gifts from Global Goods Partners:

Beaded Nesting Boxes



Three gifts for the price of one! Three small, colorful beaded boxes in one – each made entirely of colorful beads and wire, using traditional beadwork techniques.

Clay Pot Candles


A hand coiled ceramic pot stained a rich chestnut color, the ludziwo is an item commonly found in households throughout Swaziland.

Gifts From Indego Africa

Nicole Miller Woven Bracelet (asst colors)


Iconic fashion designer Nicole Miller has joined forces with the master artisans at Indego Africa's partner co-op Covanya in Rwanda to create an exquisite collection of Woven Bracelets. 


Global Goods Partners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, alleviating poverty and promoting social justice. We partner with community based organizations in marginalized regions of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East, creating access to the U.S. market for our partners’ handcrafted products and providing technical assistance to build sustainable livelihoods.

Indego Africa is a non-profit social enterprise that partners with women artisans in Rwanda to produce hand made and fair trade jewelry, accessories and home decor. Indego connects these artisans to the international export market through collaborations with retailers, brands and designers and then invests 100% of its profits back into training programs for these women in long-term business skills. 


$5,186 RAISED

$5,000 GOAL

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