Medical Placement Information
Nurture Africa Health Centre
Nurture Africa staff member Kalunda Jonathan working with volunteer nurse Sonya Rooney at community outreach clinic
“Uganda is a beautiful, vibrant, buzzing place. The people are extremely welcoming, accommodating, and inspirational. While my experience in Uganda was a humbling one, I enjoyed every single second I spent there. The difficult times were easy to overcome due to the outstanding, dedication, knowledge and skills of the coordinators. Thanks to my experience volunteering with Nurture Africa, I have gained invaluable insight to life in Uganda and I have also gained a new outlook on Irish life. It changed me, made me a better nurse, student and person.”
-Yvonne Murray, student nurse from Dublin.
The application process for our 2019 Volunteer Programme is now open!
Do something different in 2019!
Do you want to spend 3 weeks in Uganda next summer?
Are you hard-working, adaptable and a team-player?
Would you embrace the experience of working in a Ugandan healthcare setting?
Are you wiiling to work with, share your knowledge and learn from health staff 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 teaching 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.
Once you are accepted to the programme you will participate in two workshop days that will focus upon critically exploring international development, your own motivation, expections and preconceptions related to overseas volunteering. We will also prepare you for your
placement in Uganda by introducing you to local culture and customs and the relevant Role Descriptions for your placement.
Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda
Nansana is located 6 miles northwest of Uganda’s capital city Kampala along
the Hoima Road.
Placement 1: 7th - 28th June
Placement 2: 28th June - 19th July
Placement 3: 19th July - 9th August
Application Process and Requirements
Volunteer placements are allocated subject to the suitability of the applicant. All applicants to the nursing/medical placement MUST be qualified or studying in a relevant medical field. All applicants must be willing to attend an interview in order to assess suitability to the specific placement and will be subject to reference checks.
UK application form downloadable here
Undergo an informal interview process in order to ensure that you are suotable for the programme; and also that Nurture Africa's programme suits you!
Be willing to submit a completed Garda Vetting form/ungergo a Police Check.
Attend TWO pre-departure training sessions which are vital for prepartion for your placement (UK sessions will be hosted in London)
Abide by Nurture Africa policies and Code of Conduct whilst in Uganda.
We 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 medication 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.
For more details and information please complete the contact form below and Volunteer Coordinator Colm Ashe will respond to you with the information that you require
Disclaimer: By completing and submitting the contact form below, you are accepting being contacted by a member of staff from Nurture Africa.
Ugandan nationals MUST contact Nurture Africa's HR department (view "Contact Us" section of this website) in Uganda with enquiries/applications for local positions. Please do not submit this form as your request will not be dealt with.
“When I found Nurture Africa, I felt that I was not going it alone, it was like I was joining an extended family instead. Volunteering in Uganda was the most humbling and worthwhile experience, which I was privileged to be a part of. “
-Niamh Redmond - Nurse Volunteer