Youth Envoy

The African Union Youth Envoy Volunteer Network 2019

African Union is looking for volunteers with various skills to work with the Office of the Youth Envoy (OYE) throughout its current two-year mandate.

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).

African Union Youth Envoy

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, appointed on November 1st, 2018, Ms. Aya Chebbi as the Special Envoy on Youth, with the mandate to serve as a representative and advocate for the voices and interests of African youth to the relevant African Union decision-making bodies; advocating for the implementation of the African Youth Charter, the Demographic Dividend Roadmap and Agenda 2063.

African Union Youth Envoy
Tunisian activist, Aya Chebbi, the first ever African Union (AU) Youth Envoy

The AU Youth Envoy embodies the space for African youth to engage with and influence the work of the AUC and its affiliated organs.

The African Union Youth Envoy Volunteer Network

The African Union Youth Envoy welcomes young, passionate and creative people from across Africa and in the diaspora to apply for the network of volunteers.

It doesn’t matter your professional and/or educational background, as long as you are 18 – 30 and have time and can access the internet to collaborate, they’ll consider your application. The Youth Envoy has a virtual office so most the work will be online.

The Youth Envoy is also looking for volunteers who can assist the Office of the Youth Envoy (OYE) during missions in the field.


  1. You will be able to do potential change-making work through the OYE.
  2. You will improve your current skills and grow professionally by helping find solutions to specific areas you are involved in.
  3. You will become part of and connect with an amazing network of like-minded young people from across Africa from various backgrounds with various skill sets.
  4. Upon the successful completion of your full commitment, you will get a letter of recommendation form the OYE for your professional, self-development or educational use.

Please note: Due to a limited number of volunteer slots each time, those successfully selected will be contacted and added to our volunteer network on our online internal platform and they will be called upon when a new slot is open. This is a rolling application, meaning they will always continue to receive applications.

How to Apply

Go ahead and apply for the African Union Youth Envoy volunteer network using the form below;

Click here to Apply

Deadline: On a rolling basis


5 thoughts on “The African Union Youth Envoy Volunteer Network 2019

  1. Tyra Asabs Aheebwa on Reply

    Well,its Tyra from Uganda Masindi district,would love to be part coz I love volunteering,giving back to my community is a blessing.I have some handwork skills would love to give to the youth girls out there to avoid unemployment.

  2. Lailah Alur on Reply

    My name is Lailah Alur
    Am a professional primary school teacher with a diploma just completed in January this year but getting a job hasn’t been easy at all. I am currently in need of handskill training perhaps to change my living . I really need your help in any form . I will be grateful .Thanks

  3. Felix Ogollah on Reply

    My name is Felix from Kenya.I am youth volunteer and activist working with a youth organization in Kenya.How can I get the form.Thank you.

  4. Sarah Peter Lam on Reply

    My name is Sarah Peter Lam from South Sudan i would love to be part of African union youth volunteers can i have some form please

  5. Nyapendi Margret on Reply

    Am Margret from uganda, am really love volunteering and currently volunteering with the ” Rural Health team Uganda but interested in joining the African union youth envoy. How can i access the form?

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