Other Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be paid a salary?
No, joining the Academy is on a voluntary basis and therefore unsalaried.
What costs are covered?
African Impact will cover the cost of your accommodation, project transport and meals.
What costs are NOT covered?
- Any changes to your travel plans (e.g. changing your departure flights)
- Extensions to your visa
- Trips and tours (unless you are part of the support team on a trip)
- General living expenses (e.g. toiletries, drinks, meals out)
- Any other optional extra activities
When will I know if there is a place available?
During your stay your Project Manager will discuss with you the possibility of joining the Academy either straight after your stay or to return at a later date. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee there will be a place.
How long can I stay on for?
This will be dependent on availability, visa restrictions etc. A typical stay in The Academy will be from 1 to 3 months.
Will there be other people in the Academy?
It is unlikely there will be an opportunity to have more than one person in the Academy at any one location, but don’t worry, you won’t be working all alone; you’ll be fully integrated into our project team on the ground and become a member of staff.
Where will I stay?
You will stay in the volunteer accommodation and may share a room with other volunteers, staff or interns.
How old do I need to be?
Although there is no age limit for the AI Academy, a successful candidate would be able to confidently interact and relate to other volunteers of all ages, nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. A level of maturity and responsibility is also required.