This Autumn, do something different!
Do you have 1 or 2 weeks to spare in October/November 2013?
Are you a hard-working, adaptable, a team-player?
Are you a 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:
Saturday 11th May from 2.30 – 4.00pm
Saturday 18th May from 12:30 – 1:30pm
Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
Nurture Africa is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible individuals to work on a 1 or 2 week placement in Uganda in October/November 2013. Volunteers help us to achieve our mission: to provide healthcare and education for orphans and children who are vulnerable as a consequence of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Through sustainable projects, we empower people to work their way out of the cycle of poverty.
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 a team, all participants can portray what has been learned to 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.
Our 2013 Summer Placement has now closed for applications. Applications for the next Summer placement will open in November 2013. Watch this space!)
Please email your completed application form as an attachment to:
Or post it to:
Kevin Murphy, Nurture Africa, The Digital Depot,
157 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
Autumn Volunteer Placements
We provide specialised programmes for nurses and we also have 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.
1 week: Friday 25th October – Saturday 2nd November 2013
2 week: Friday 25th October – Saturday 9th November 2013
All volunteers must cover their own expenses (including flights and travel vaccinations) and fundraise at least €1100 (1 week) or €1500 (2 week) for Nurture Africa. 100% of this money goes to the organisation which provides healthcare and education for orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda.