Acts of Gratitude

Acts of Gratitude (AOG) is a Rwanda-based non-profit organization founded by 13 grateful people in 2011. These people have been supported by family, friends, charity organizations, governmental institutions, etc. and feel owing to the community a debt of giving back.

In 2018, AOG decided to focus its work even more through supporting social entrepreneurs and their enterprises. Today, it is giving back to the community through two programs: Social Enterprise Academy Rwanda and Ingenzi Social Enterprise Programme.

*AOG are running remote volunteering opportunities including:

  • Digital marketing
  • Mentor to students on the Social Entrepreneur programme
  • Fundraising which includes contacting possible partners and writing grant proposals

Please search 'Theme - International' on Volunteer Hub for the latest opportunities.

Overseas projects are currently paused due to Covid-19. The below information is provided to give you an idea of the projects that usually run each summer. We will update these pages when international projects are able to go ahead again.

  • All students are welcome to apply, including final years and postgrads.
  • All volunteers must be aged 18 or over when they arrive on placement.
  • Acts of Gratitude require volunteers to have some experience of volunteering, to be comfortable with public speaking, program planning, reporting skills and to be open to a multicultural environment.
  • This is a flexible position during the summer months depending on student’s availability; please contact AOG to discuss dates.
  • Most placements run for approximately one month.
  • There will be a skype/online call with selected volunteer(s) for virtual induction, which will cover talking about Rwanda, AOG, the volunteer role and other general information. 
  • A supervisor and an office space will be assigned to each volunteer.
  • Volunteers will be based in the capital Kigali, a vibrant and modern African city.
  • The nine members of the AOG team will be working alongside student volunteers to provide a sense of community and support.
  • Accommodation will be arranged by AOG and is likely to be an Airbnb or guest house.
  • Total project costs based on one month are approximately £1600. This includes flights (approx. £750), accommodation (£400), food (£300), local transport (£100) and visa (£30).
  • Additional costs include insurance and personal spending money.
  • AOG will provide fundraising support and advice.
  • Please apply using Volunteer Hub
  • Search for 'Acts of Gratitude' and click on 'apply' in the relevant advert.

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