Interested in volunteering with Nurture Africa??
Application deadline for July & August placements is 30th April
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.
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.
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.
Placement 1: Friday 27th June – Friday 11th July
Placement 2: Friday 18th July – Friday 1st August
Placement 1: Friday 27th June – Friday 18th July
Placement 2: Friday 18th July – Friday 8th August
5 weeks: Friday 27th June – Friday 1st August
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.
The Student Placement is only open to all Third Level students 18 years and over.
When: 3 week placement from 6th-28th June 2014
Where: Nansana, Uganda
Requirements: All student volunteers are required to fund raise a minimum of €1900 for the 3 week placement. This will cover the cost of: All training, flights, accommodation, meals, essential transport, local health insurance, debriefing upon return and a contribution towards Nurture Africa projects i Uganda. (Excludes: vaccinations costs, other personal health care costs, personal expenses, travel insurance).
In addition to the €1900 fundraising target; upon successfully being offered a place on the programme, a non-refundable deposit of €150 is required to secure your place.
Click here for Student Application Form
Please note that you must be at least 20 years old (18 years of age for student placement) to volunteer with Nurture Africa.
Volunteer placements are allocated subject to the suitability of the applicant.
You must submit an application form and be available for interview.
All applicants must be willing to submit a completed Garda Vetting form.
Attendance at all pre-departure training sessions is compulsory and we strongly advise attendance at debrifing and reunion workshop approximately 4 weeks after you return home from your placement.
- Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
- An open mind and willingness to learn.
- Common sense, resourcefulness and maturity.
- Flexibility to adapt to unfamiliar situations.
- A developed sense of empathy.
- A grounded attitude and realistic expectations of what can be achieved in a short term voluntary placement.
We encourage you to apply early, since places are limited, to allow us maximum time to consider your application.
Nurture Africa looks after you during your time in Uganda. For a payment of €60 (1 week), €120 (2 weeks), €130 (3 weeks), €160 (5 weeks) we provide airport transfers, transport for work-related local travel, secure accommodation including bed and full board, mosquito net, water, electricity and private health insurance. The cost of living in Uganda is low, so your trip should be relatively cheap once you have arrived.
Volunteers must attend compulsory pre-departure training prior to departure for Uganda.
Volunteers must obtain all required travel vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs before departure.
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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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.