Africa Development Corps

Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture in conflict-affected regions of Liberia, Uganda and Rwanda assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.

Africa Development Corps (ADC) is an international development organization that has pioneered programs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Benin, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Malawi, and Mexico. Also known as Visions in Action, Africa Development Corps currently focuses its activities on education, HIV/AIDS, and food security in Liberia, Rwanda, and Uganda. Through its grassroots programs and communities of self-reliant volunteers, Africa Development Corps promotes economic and social justice.

africa-development-corps-photo2Over the past two decades, Africa Development Corps has placed more than 800 long-term volunteers with schools and indigenous development organizations in Africa and Latin America. Africa Development Corps has two types of volunteer programs, the classic volunteer program and the supported volunteer program. The classic volunteer program lasts 6 to 12 months with volunteers working for an indigenous NGO in their field of interest. The supported volunteers are required to have a Masters degree and have already worked abroad. They work directly on ADC’s own initiatives in the areas of food security, education, HIV/AIDS, volunteer management and program development. Through the service of these highly qualified volunteers, we have been able to train farmers in rice production techniques in Liberia, provide HIV counseling and testing in a post-conflict zone of Northern Uganda, and provided agriculture and education programs in conflict-affected areas in Rwanda .

Africa Development Corps provides this development and relief assistance through a collaborative approach, and in so doing, facilitates the empowerment of the local community.

Africa Development Corps also holds an international exchange program called the African Youth Leadership program. Each year ADC hosts 48 students and 12 educators from 6 Francophone African countries to participate in an interactive 3 week program. Students learn about civic participation and the functioning of a democratic society as well as impart specific skills in leadership, conflict resolution, and community development.

Contact Information

Africa Development Corps
9466 Georgia Ave #57
Silver Spring MD 20910
T: (202) 625-7402
F: (202) 588-9344

Financial Information

Africa Development Corps is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: Farmers examining improved agricultural techniques using a rice variety especially developed for growing conditions in Liberia, West Africa.
Photo right: Volunteer teaching children at an orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania.
Photo left: Ugandan Director Carol Elliott distributes HIV testing materials to peer counselors in Northern Uganda.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We place two types of volunteers—Classic Volunteers, who fundraise for their positions, and Supported Volunteers, who are subsidized. Classic Volunteers work with indigenous organizations in Africa for 6- to12-month periods. Placements include a wide array of positions in education, microenterprise, agriculture, and public health education. Supported Volunteers fill a limited number of subsidized opportunities for highly skilled volunteers who work directly on our initiatives.


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Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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