The Youth Day of Service (YDoS) is an annual pan-African youth-led social impact campaign that begins on August 12 every year, which is also ‘International Youth Day’ and lasts from August 12th to August 31st. The YDoS is designed to ignite the agency and creativity of young people across Africa toward sustainable development and promote a culture of communal
support and community development. The monthly campaign fosters the spirit of volunteerism within the youth population and communities continuously. The campaign
theme for this year’s YDOS is ‘Youthful and Useful.’
The LEAP Africa Youth Day of Service is open to all young Africans between the ages of 15 and 35 who are passionate about making a difference in their communities.
To register, please visit the home page and click on Register a Project. You can choose to either register a project or volunteer on an existing project.
No, you do not need to pay to register a project. Taking part in the Youth Day of Service is completely free.
The Project lead is responsible for the following:
We do not encourage project leads to do this. We would like you to think about ways to solve a challenge in your community
The Youth Day of Service starts on the 12th of August and ends on the 31st of August. During this time, all project leads and volunteers will execute their projects across Africa.
The Youth Day of Service is about harnessing the energy and creativity of the youth to actualize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Please visit the resource library on the YDOS website to learn about all the projects you can undertake.
No, you will not get paid for implementing a project. However, if your project is outstanding, you stand a chance to receive a YDoS Champion Award at the end of the YDoS.
You are allowed to lead numerous projects during the month of action. However, we believe it would be so much more fun to get your family and friends to get involved!
No, you cannot volunteer for numerous projects as a project lead. This is because we would like you to focus on delivering excellent projects and being involved in numerous projects can distract you from this.
Yes to that! We encourage you to get on board multiple teams that interest you and engage on more than one more project for the 21days of action!
We are excited that you have decided to volunteer your tools, time, and talents. All volunteers will receive certificates to show their active participation on the Youth Day of Service
You can choose your preferred project by visiting the YDoS website and clicking on volunteer for a project. All the registered projects will be displayed for you to choose from
You will get a list of everyone who volunteered for your project, and you can choose to create a Telegram/WhatsApp channel for easy communication.
Upon registration on the website, a telegram channel link for project leads and volunteers will be shared with you. A member of the LEAP Africa YDoS team will engage with you daily on
We do not advise volunteers to do this. We would like you to experience ease while working with your project lead, and traveling to another country might be difficult. In addition, the
cost of transportation will not be covered by LEAP Africa.
Unfortunately, LEAP Africa will not provide all the funds for all projects. We encourage you to design projects that do not require large sums of money to implement and also to leverage crowdfunding and partnerships to execute your project.
LEAP Africa will share the designs for the YDoS merchandise with all project leads and volunteers before the programme commences, and you are expected to use the designs on
your shirts and tote bags for your project.
There are many benefits to participating in the LEAP Africa Youth Day of Service.Volunteers will have the opportunity to:
Please note that participation in the YDoS does not guarantee a job with LEAP Africa.
However, you can join our global community of volunteers, which allows you to contribute your skills, talents, and expertise within one of our units. To explore our volunteer development initiatives, you can visit our careers website