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Teaching Placement Information

Do something different in 2019!                                                                                                                          

  • Do you have a spare 3 weeks in June, July or August 2019?

  • Are you hard-working, adaptable and a team-player?

  • Would you embrace the experience of teaching in a Ugandan classroom?

  • Are you willing to work with, share your knowledge and learn from teaching 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.

                                           Programme Information


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, expectations 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.

Placement Information


Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda 

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


3 weeks:


Placement 1: 7th - 28th June (student only placement)

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. Teaching placements are ONLY available to

qualified and student teachers. All applicants must be willing to attend an interview in order to deem suitability and will be subject to reference checks.


  • Submit an application form (available HERE)

  • Undergo an informal interview process in order to ensure that you are suitable for the programme; and for you to be certain that our

      volunteer placement suits what you are looking for!

  • Be willing to submit a completed Garda Vetting form.

  • Attend TWO pre-departure training sessions which are vital for prepartion for your placement

  • 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 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 have the opportunity to 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 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: Please contact Nurture Africa's HR Department in Nansana directly regarding local volunteering/internship opportunities (view "Contact Us" section of the website). Please do not submit this form as your request can no longeer be dealt with.

"Volunteering in Uganda

was the most incredible

and rewarding experience.


I highly recommend it!"


- Sarah McCarthy teaching

  at Little Diamonds P.S,

  Nansana, Uganda.


"Volunteering in Uganda was a very positive

& fulfilling experience. Words can't begin to

describe just how amazing it was...

One of my greatest memories!"


    - Josephine Byrnes (Primary School teacher)

Thank you for submitting your query. I will respond to you as soon as is possible. Warm Regards, Kevin Murphy

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