The Youth Day of Service (YDoS) starts with a 4-week long virtual boot camp that culminates into the Youth Month of Action commemorated on August 12. The objective is to ignite the creativity and agency of young people across the continent to promote sustainable development. The central theme for the YDOS is ‘Youthful and Useful.’ while the 2024 theme is Intensifying Youth Action for the SDGs
Two Simple Steps! You can choose to register a project as a Project Lead here or serve as a volunteer on an existing project. For more information click here
You can volunteer to be a part of various amazing projects on our website by visiting here. You will be able to search by location and by Sustainable Development Goal area.
No prior volunteering experience is needed to participate in the Youth Day of Service. All you need is a heart of service and a desire to collaborate with other people.
As a volunteer, your first point of contact is with LEAP Africa. Once you sign up to volunteer or register for a project, you will receive a welcome email containing all the necessary information including the link to join the YDoS Virtual Community. All Volunteers will also receive a private link to connect with Project Leads/ Volunteers on their chosen projects.
We like to keep it simple. You are eligible to volunteer if you are passionate about the SDGs, willing to give back to your community and join an amazing network of young African changemakers.
Every young person in Africa between the ages of 18 -35 can volunteer.
Definitely! However, they are encouraged to officially register on the volunteer portal so that we can capture all necessary details.
This is really up to you. You can find volunteering opportunities that only take a few hours per day or other projects that require more time commitment, we strongly advise that you consider your schedule in picking a project to volunteer for.
Most certainly! LEAP Africa will issue E-certificates to all participants of the Youth Day of Service as a way of acknowledging and appreciating the work they have done in the program. These certificates will be accessed through emails that will be sent at the completion of the program.
LEAP Africa working with certain resource partners has made available some subgrants for projects implemented across Africa. Unfortunately, not all projects will receive subgrants/ financial assistance from LEAP Africa. We encourage all volunteers to pursue resource partnerships, and crowdfunding efforts & carry out projects within the financial capacity of their groups.
We have created a health & safety kit for all volunteers on how to stay safe, and you can access it on our website here. In the meantime, if you are feeling sick or having signs of high fever, please stay home and rest.

All Volunteers are also urged to move in groups & seek permission from community stakeholders before embarking on on-site visits & implementing projects across communities (especially those in high-risk areas).
LEAP Africa will not be providing letterheads for any form of fundraising and partnerships towards the YDoS. However, we would encourage all volunteers to apply the fundraising and financial management tips provided in the Volunteer Toolkit on our website.
You can learn more about the Youth Day of Service on our website: www.youthdayofservice.org
Speak to the YDoS Team via the website www.youthdayofservice.org or write to ydos@leapafrica.org for any further questions that you may have.