Virunga Ecotours needs volunteers with varied knowledge, abilities and skills. If you want to become involved in Rwandese society and working with Rwandese community and support them find a way of poverty reduction and achieve sustainable development for them and for future generations. Our company want volunteers to work in different the roles of the following:
EDUCATION: Teaching English and Art conservation programme in the Primary, Secondary as well as our farmers.
HEALTH: We need the doctors come work in our country for short and long term in the hospital.
CONSERVATION: We appreciate to have biologists, botanists and zoologists to work with local community.
VETERINARY: Needed to work in the field with the domestic animals.
FARMING: We hope to receive many volunteer to work with us in our farming activities around the Volcanoes National Park.
ART CONSERVATION PROGRAMME:
BEEKEEPING: If you have the knowledge to help the rural beekeepers don’t hesitate to join us
MARKETING: We need to market the community projects
We welcomed anyone who want to work with us in our company.
Our Volunteers stay at Hotels,Guest House and Homestays depending on the budget. If we have a group of volunteers wishes to stay together we do so because it create a good working relationship. However, the company management organize a meeting to talk about the work to do by the volunteers. After learning more, you will meet the local community,explore the rural life and visit their projects. If the volunteers are well trained it will be usefully to the community project and also it will reeducate their poverty. In addition,to work with Rwandese people will be easy for you because are generally cooperative to the volunteers and others.The volunteers worked to different site such as Musanze,Kinigi,Burera and Nyabihu Districts depending on your requirements.We would like to invite our volunteers to be specific when choosing the programme.According to your experience,we hope that it will benefit the local community of that particular area.
The Virunga Ecotours accept a limited number of self-funded volunteer posts on IT to the volunteers with an interest of making a difference to local communities through education,agricultural programmes, conservation and sustainable development. The programmes are in Musanze,Burera and Nyabihu Districts, Northwestern Rwanda. We hope that volunteers to work very hard and also take advantage of the many opportunities available, such as visiting the Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, Golden Monkeys, Hiking experience in the volcanoes National Park, Caving experience, Bird Watching, Dian Fossey Site and Community activities etc….
From wherever you come the flights are accessible to Kigali International Airport (Rwanda). Currently, the range is from £900 to £1000 depending the season. When you choose to work with us we meet you at the airport and transport can be provided for your journeys to and from the Airport at a cost of £150 pounds each way. Accommodation and Meals £360 per month, this includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal. A support of £1000 for a three-month stay must be paid 6 weeks prior to departure. This is for the upkeep and development community programme so that the donation received from volunteers directly benefits the local population and motivates them in protecting the natural areas. When you stay of one month the donation is £350. About a six month stay the donation is £1600.
How long will you stay at the company programme?
The limited period is six months but you can stay three months. In certain cases the stay may be less than one month.
What can I do at the company programme?
They are enough number of areas in which our volunteers can work in education programme, to the conservation and community-based tourism, IT Programme, veterinary work, health care work. Hope that volunteers will experience as much as possible
What about my health?
AMREF FLYING DOCTOR
The Virunga Ecotours is advising our volunteers to apply for a Flying Doctors Membership. This Flying Doctors membership card helps you quick and reliable air evacuation and medical facilities if required. For further information contact the AMRF Flying Doctors website:www.amref.org/flying-doctors/buy-flying-doctors-membership Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is highly recommended when entering into the country.