Becoming a Volunteer

Are you are interested in volunteering at Friends Peace House?

Get in touch with us and send us an email at In your email, please include details about:

  • Yourself and your upcoming trip to Rwanda,
  • Your areas of skill and expertise,
  • and in what capacity you would like to work with us.

We will look into all these details and get back to you. We also respond with more details about our expectations, cost, and host family accommodations.

We are always happy to welcome volunteers from all over the world with a variety of skills and experience! In the past, we have hosted volunteers from different fields like:

  • International Development,
  • Peace Studies,
  • English Teaching,
  • Social Work,
  • Automotive Mechanics.

And we look forward to welcome others from the following fields:

  • Counseling
  • Transformative Mediation
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Education (Vocational Training):
    • Hairdressing
    • Culinary Arts
    • Sewing
    • Construction

We look forward to partnering with you in this way!

Welcome FPH Volunteers

Our Volunteer

Cahya Putri Wulansari , 2022- 2023

Previous Volunteers

Atalie Oesch, 2020- 2021 Mennonite Central Committee Volunteer

“My time in Rwanda was more than I could’ve hoped for. The friendships that were created are something that will last a lifetime. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people and, in turn, do amazing things. Being able to work with FPH and help the community was a heartwarming and life-changing experience.”

Owen McCullum, 2018-2019 Mennonite Central Committee Volunteer

Owen served as a Capacity Building Assistant at Friends Peace House, helping to write grants, take photos, revise documents, and do communications work. He grew up in Plattsburgh, New York, and is now lived in Kigali as a participant of the Mennonite Central Committee’s Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program. Throughout his year working with FPH and living in Kigali, he advanced his Kinyarwanda skills, practiced photography, and enjoyed plenty of delicious Rwandan food.

Anthon Dusengumimye, 2019 Friends Peace House Volunteer

Anthon worked with the Mwana Nshuti Vocational Training school at the Kagarama campus teaching entrepreneurship and life skills. With his passion to support young people, students benefited a lot from his skills.

Julie Heisey, 2017-2018 volunteer sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee

“My time in Rwanda was immeasurably more than I could have anticipated it being at the start. I worked with colleagues who were intentional about their work, and who recognized the impact they had the opportunity to make. From them I was challenged to live more intentionally in community–laughing, supporting, crying, loving, working. Now, because of Friends Peace House I am pursuing continued higher education and work in the field of economic development, particularly focusing on ways to support excellence in any organization that prioritizes helping others.”

Former Mechanics Volunteer Andrew and Mwana Nshuti Teacher Yves

Teresa, a former Mennonite Central Committee volunteer, in Kigeme