Student Summer Placement 2018
Do something different 2018!
Do you have a spare 3 weeks in June, July or August 2018?
Are you a hard-working, adaptable, a team-player?
Are you in full or part-time third level education?
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.
Why Volunteer with Nurture Africa?
Our student placement offers a unique opportunity to volunteer in Uganda and
experience development in action. You will have the chance to contribute
your time and energy across a range of projects in which Nurture Africa are involved.
Placements are coordinated by our Irish volunteer coordinators and you will work side by
side with your volunteer team and Ugandan staff in the delivery of our services,
all the while working towards our goal of helping the most vulnerable children in Uganda
to lead productive lives and become positive influences on society.
During your time off you can explore some of the continents most beautiful landscapes
teeming with exotic wildlife, and see for yourself why Winston Churchill dubbed
Uganda as the "Pearl of Africa".
We provide placements for 3rd level students from all academic backgrounds.
Teachers - This placement is open to Primary & Secondary school teaching students only.
Medical - This placement is open to students of nursing and other medical relevant
General Skills - Our General Skills placement is open to students from all academic backgrounds.
If you feel that your 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.
What we provide
We provide specialised placements for student Nurses, Teachers and General Skills placements
(any academic background). Our placements have a structured timetable with a broad variety
of volunteering acivities and free time for you to rest.
Application Process and Requirements
Volunteer placements are allocated subject to the suitability of the applicant.
Submit an application form (available HERE)
Undergo an interview process.
Be willing to completed a Garda Vetting process.
Commit to attending ALL compulsory pre-departure training sessions.
Sign a Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct.
We strongly advise attendance at debrifing and reunion workshop approximately 4 weeks after you return home from your placement.
Obtain all required travels insurances, travel vaccinations and anti-malaria drugs before departure.
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 portray personal experiences and learning to family, friends and the wider Irish public on their return. 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 detail please contact Colm Ashe (Summer Volunteer Coordinator)