Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

August 27, 2015

Support Africa Volunteer Corps (AVC)

AVC is a volunteer service fellowship for Africans to work in African-initiated development projects. Creating a springboard for future leaders and strengthening ground-up social change efforts, we position Africans to control development on their own continent, opening doors for Africans to leverage their own resources and strengthen grassroots development efforts. We aim to empower a generation of Africans to hone their vision of a positive future and equip them with the tools to make that vision a reality.

Potential Projects:

Work with co-Director (Atlanta-based) to plan awareness raising events, fundraising events, presentations etc.

Work with development team to research potential grant opportunities and major donor opportunities Organize and manage AVC’s donor database Draft grant applications and LOI’s Research and create one-pager of valuable statistics and information relevant to our cause Help build valuable relationships with potential donors, existing donors and supporters Help design and implement fundraising strategy; develop new and imaginative fundraising activities

Skill requirements:

A college/university degree or are enrolled in college/university A genuine interest in AVC’s work and in supporting local and sustainable solutions to African development challenges A can-do, self-starter attitude, a passion for improving the world and an open mind A knack for organization and planning Strong written and verbal communications skills A talent for networking and building relationships Experience with or an in interest in fundraising, development, or grant writing



How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Hannah Pantaleo at Make sure your cover letter includes the answers to the following questions:

  • What are your ideas for how you can use your skills at AVC?
  • Where do you want to be located?
  • When and for how long do you want to be an AVC intern?

Supervisor contact info:

Hannah Pantaleo