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2017 Volunteer Placement Information

We are now accepting applications for our 3 & 5 week volunteer placement in Summer 2018!



Do something different in 2018!

  • Do you have a spare 3 or 5 weeks in October 2018?

  • Are you up for immersing yourself in a completely different culture and gaining a new perspective on the world?

  • 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?

  • 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, experience a new culture and learn throughout the duration of this programme; whilst dedicating your time to worthwhile community development projects.



Placement Information




Teachers - This placement is open to qualified Primary & Secondary school teachers only.


Medical - This placement is open to qualified nurses and other medical professions.


General Skills - Our General Skills placement is open to professional from all backgrounds. If you feel that your professional background can be utilised for the benefit of your placement and the host community in Uganda, please do let us know and we can discuss a tailored placement with you, subject to its suitability to our work in Uganda.





3 week placement options


  • 8th - 29th June (Student specific placement)

  • 29th June - 20th July

  • 20th July - 10th August



5 week option


  • 29th June - 3rd August




Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda 

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




Application Process and Requirements


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


  • Submit an application form (downloadable here)

  • Undergo an interview process.

  • Be willing to completed a Garda Vetting process.

  • Commit to achieving a set fundraising target 3 weeks before departure for your placement

  • Attend ALL pre-departure training sessions and abide by the Nurture Africa Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct

  • 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 and adequate travel insurance 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 details and information please complete the contact form below and Volunteer Coordinator Kevin Murphy 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: Please 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 requests can no longer be dealt with.


Thank you for submitting your contact from. A member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to provide you with the information that you require. Warm regards, Kevin

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