Volunteer & Intern Opportunities

Welcome FPH Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering or interning at Friends Peace House, please send an email to us at friendspeacehouse@gmail.com. We are happy to welcome volunteers from all over the world with a variety of skills and experience! We have hosted volunteers who work in international development, peace studies, English teaching, social work and automotive mechanics, among other things! 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 respond with more details about our expectations, cost, and host family accommodations.

We look forward to partnering with you in this way!


Current Volunteers

Maya Ulin-O’Keefe, our 2018-2019 Friends volunteer

Maya graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2017 as a history and sociology major and then was a Young Fellow with Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington D.C. for a year. At Friends Peace House she teaches English at Mwana Nshuti; applies for grants for FPH’s various programs; is working to expand their health program and add a soccer component and is rewriting their 5 Year Strategy Plan. She enjoys playing football and eating brochettes.






Owen McCullum, our 2018-2019 Mennonite Central Committee volunteer

Owen is 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 living in Kigali as a participant of Mennonite Central Committee’s Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program. Throughout his year working with FPH and living in Kigali, he hopes to advance his Kinyarwanda skills, practice photography, and eat plenty of delicious Rwandan food.







Previous Volunteers

Julie Heisey, our 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


Former MCC Volunteer Teresa in Kigeme

Teresa, a former Mennonite Central Committee volunteer, in Kigeme