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Kevin Murphy,
Volunteer Coordinator
00353 (0)1 5424177

Gavin Hennessy,
Volunteer Coordinator
00353 (0)1 5424178

Baluka Harriet
Uganda HR Manager for enquiries from residents of Uganda

Nurture Africa
157 Thomas Street
Dublin 8

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Interested in volunteering with Nurture Africa??


Application deadline for July & August placements is 30th April

You can also contact Volunteer Coordinators Kevin Murphy or Gavin Hennessy for further details.

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new 2 weeks summer placement for General Skills, Nursing and Teaching Volunteers!

Do something different in 2014!

  • Do you have a spare 2, 3 or 5 weeks in July or August 2014?

  • Are you a hard-working, adaptable, a team-player?

  • Are you a teacher, nurse or someone with general skills?

  • Would you like to contribute to community development projects that help empower vulnerable children and their families in Uganda?

  • Are you up for the adventure of immersing yourself in a completely different culture?

  • Do you wish to take part in activities that allow you to bring your overseas learning experiences back to communities in Ireland?

If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions, read on to find out why a Nurture Africa volunteer placement could be for you!  Short-term volunteering is a unique opportunity to travel and experience a new culture whilst dedicating your time to worthwhile community development projects.

Download the Application Form Here

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions will be taking place in Ireland and the UK over the coming months. Watch this space and “LIKE” our Facebook page to keep up to date with all that’s happening.

Nurture Africa is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible individuals to work on a 2, 3 or 5 week placements in Uganda in 2014. 

Placement Information

Where: Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda (click here to view map)

Nansana is located 6 miles northwest of Uganda’s capital city Kampala along the Kampala – Hoima Road.



2 weeks:

Placement 1: Friday 27th June – Friday 11th July

Placement 2: Friday 18th July – Friday 1st August

3 weeks:

Placement 1: Friday 27th June –  Friday 18th July

Placement 2: Friday 18th July – Friday 8th August

5 weeks: Friday 27th June – Friday 1st August

Volunteer Requirements

We provide specialised placements for Nurses, Teachers and General Skills placements for which no professional qualifications are required.  Our placements have a structured timetable with a broad variety of work and free time for you to rest.


Student Placement

Application Process

Qualities we are looking for in volunteers

What's included?

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The Nurture Africa volunteer programme presents an opportunity to develop your personal qualities and professional skills through a range of activities. Make new friends and share unforgettable experiences with your team-mates and with the amazing local people we work alongside.

It is not possible to ‘change the world’ in just a few weeks, so it is important to have realistic expectations about the scope of short-term volunteering. This is an opportunity to learn about the challenges of international development and to better understand the ways in which we are all connected.  We encourage volunteers to take part in “in-placement” and “post placement” projects in which, either individually or as part of a team, all participants can portray personal experiences and learning to family, friends and the wider Irish public. Come with an open mind, a humble heart and an adventurous spirit and you will gain a new perspective on the world.  By contributing to Nurture Africa projects, you can help us make a positive difference for people in some of Uganda’s most vulnerable communities.

Please email your completed application form as an attachment downloadable HERE to:

Or post it to: 
Kevin Murphy, Nurture Africa, The Digital Depot, 
157 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.



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Irish and UK Government Updates

Click on the links below to read the latest update regarding travel to Uganda from:

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. 

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK.

Nurture Africa has been operating on a full time basis since 2003 and neither our volunteer placements or ongoing operations within our areas of operation have ever been disrupted due to political, religious or other unrest.

Safaris & Excursions

Uganda is a visually stunning country – Winston Churchill famously named it “The Pearl of Africa” – so you can use your free time to explore its beauty and natural wonders.  Weekend options include going on a safari, trekking to encounter Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas or white-water rafting on the River Nile. (Please note that such excursions are run by private tour operators and prices are likely to range from approx €100-€800. 

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