General Skills Programme 

Open to adults from all backgrounds.

You will be supporting our work through a wide variety of activities across our ongoing projects in Uganda 

Summer 2021 Volunteer Programme 

Programme Information

Applying for the Nurture Africa Volunteer Programme provides you with the unique opportunity to increase your awareness and understanding of international development whilst using your skills to support our ongoing work in Uganda. Commencing with 2 programme days in Dublin, you will then travel to Nurture Africa headquarters in Nansana, where you will be immersed in day-to-day life for the duration of your 3 week placement in this bustling and very welcoming community.​


To Apply:

1. Submit a completed application form

2. Complete an informal interview process

​3. Commit to participating in two pre-placement programme days prior to your placement in Uganda

4. Commit to attending a debriefing and reunion workshop approximately 4 weeks after you return home from your placement.

2021 Placement dates:​

           Placement 1: To Be Confirmed

           Placement 2: To Be Confirmed  

           Placement 3: To Be Confirmed

Expressions of Interest for our summer 2021 Volunteer Programme are now open.  

Teaching Programme

Placement Information

Teaching placements are ONLY available to qualified and student teachers in 2nd year as a minimum. Student teachers applying for placement 1 must take note that classroom activities will be led by a Ugandan teacher. Students applying for placements 2 or 3 will be accompanied by a qualified Irish teacher for placement activities.


You will be placed alongside a team of fellow volunteers in one of 7 Nurture Africa partner schools.​ Activities will be classroom based, working with Ugandan teachers and students. Teaching workshops will allow you to learn about the Ugandan education system, share your ideas and methodologies and practice these within the classroom with Ugandan teachers.

2021 Placement dates:​ To Be Confirmed


Medical Programme

Placement Information

Medical placements are available to qualified and student applicants, in 2nd year as a minimum, studying in a relevant medical field. 


Your volunteer activities will focus on both health centre and community healthcare operations. Alongside your volunteer team and staff from ​the Nurture Africa health Centre, you will work within Nurture Africa's annual work plan and take part in timetabled activities such as voluntary counselling and testing for HIV, primary healthcare community home visits and community healthcare workshops with primary and secondary school children.

2021 Placement dates:​ To Be Confirmed


General Skills Programme

Placement Information

The General Skills Programme is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of professional or academic background. You will be supporting various Nurture Africa projects which supplement our strong health and education focus.


Activities during this placement will be predominantly based within Nurture Africa's partners schools and at Nurture Africa headquarters. Training material and resources will be provided to ensure that you are prepared for your role. The General Skills timetable is varied with activities changing from morning to afternoon which will enable you to support our work across a range of projects


2021 Placement dates:​ To Be Confirmed

Programme Postponed

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic our overseas volunteer programme for 2021 has been postponed.

In order to continue the 16 year connection between our volunteer programme and the communities we work within in Uganda we will be operating an Online Volunteer Programme for throughout 2021.

You can find further information on this programme by clicking the box below

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