Summer Placement Information

Applications for our Summer 2019 overseas Volunteer Programme are now being accepted.


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Do something different in 2019!

  • Do you have a spare 3 weeks in Summer 2019?

  • Are you a hard-working, adaptable, team-player seeking to work with Ugandan staff in contributing towards wider development within the communities we work with?

  • 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.

Programme Information

Upon acceptance to the programme, all volunteers must take part in two programme days in Dublin prior to departure to Uganda. These days will prepare you to critically explore your own motivations and and preconceptions regarding life in Africa. You will also be prepared with relevant Role Descriptions for all volunteer activities and explore the cultural differences that exist in Uganda


Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda 

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


3 week placement options

Placement 1: 7th - 28th June (Students only. Please note: Students Teachers wishing to teach in a school in Uganda, must be paired with a fully qualified teacher and therefore MUST apply for Placement 2 or 3 options)

Placement 2: 28th June - 19th July (Open to Students & Professionals)


Placement 3: 19th July - 9th August (Open to Students & Professionals)



5 week option


28th June - 2nd August (Open to Students & Professionals)




Application Process and Requirements


Volunteer placements are allocated subject to the suitability of the applicant.

You must:

  • Submit an application form (available HERE)

  • Undergo an interview process.

  • Be willing to submit a completed Garda Vetting form.

  • Attend all pre-departure training sessions. 

  • We strongly advise attendance at debriefing and reunion workshop approximately 4 weeks after you return home from your placement.

  • Obtain all required travel vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs before departure.


This is an opportunity to put your energy, enthusiasm and skills to good use for a great cause. It is also important to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved during a short-term volunteering placement. By volunteering with us, you will also  learn about the challenges of international development and to better understand the ways in which we are all connected. 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.


Contact us

For more detail please contact Colm Ashe (Volunteer Coordinator)

Phone: 01- 4434843



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