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Uganda For Her Initiative


Uganda For Her Initiative (U4H) is a unique Non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of gender-labor and Social development operating outside Kampala in rural areas of Uganda in Mpigi District. It believes in absolute transparency and functions almost entirely through the efforts members plus unpaid volunteers, who give their time, skills, energy and love to help our girls and women in Uganda.

Our Main Activities Includes the followings.

a) Promote sexual and reproductive health.

b) Mentoring and empowering the young women through participating in income generating activities.

c) Promote and protect the rights of the girl child and increase awareness of her needs and potential.

d) To conduct research and organize forums for the exchange of information on conditions affecting the girl child.
e) To serve as a national center for prevention and protection against child abuse neglect.

f) To collaborate and build partnerships with other organizations working in the field of the girl child and child rights

U4H is a training ground for everyone wanting to learn leadership skills in reducing poverty and abuse. We believe the best teacher is honestly shared experience. We teach all our Girls and Women how to fish. As the old adage states “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

Our Mission is to provide opportunities and empower young women and girls to become leaders in their communities through self-sustainability, A holistic education, Economic empowerment and to realize their full potential.

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Volunteers Without Borders (VWB) is bridging the gap between international volunteers and local NGO organizations. Volunteers Without Borders opens doors and guides you to help make a difference to those less fortunate while volunteering abroad. We offer 100's of different programs in 18 different countries. We CONNECT international volunteers with opportunities to make a difference in countries that need it the most. While volunteering abroad, you will gain valuable experience that will change your life as well as changing the lives of those around you.

Whether you're looking to live & help out at an orphanage, work with street kids or children from the slums in India or Indonesia, volunteer abroad at a Sea Turtle conservatory in Sri Lanka or Kenya, get involved in Wildlife Conservation efforts in South Africa, or teach English in South East Asia or Africa, we have so many unique opportunities to offer you. We provide a means for people seeking to make the world a better place with the opportunity to do so at the most affordable rates possible.



Vision for Sustainable Development. (VFSD) is non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Uganda, East Africa and located in Kampala District-Kawempe Division-Kazo anogla II lugoba zone just behind the division headquarters. It was registered in 2005 with the ministry of internal affairs under the department of community welfare services. We work on the following objectives and activities:- · HIV/AIDS counseling and sensitization to the affected and infected groups. · Educating orphan children and vulnerable groups through the provision of school fees assistance and scholastic materials e.g. books, sets, rulers. pens, pencils, coloured pencils, brooms and toilet paper etc. · Promotion of health programmes in hygiene, sanitation and nutrition. · Promotion of income generating activities and development activities. · Educating training entrepreneurship skills to the youth. We have been working for three years with help from volunteers, membership, local individuals and well wishers' contributions. With the spirit of charity and volunteering in VFSD-Uganda over 150 orphans, vulnerable children and families in Kampala and the Kumi District have been helped and we have brought hope and joy into their lives VSFD is looking for volunteers to help us continue our services.



Me and you child aid project (MAYCAP) is a registered community based organization in Buikwe community of Uganda. It was started by a group of devoted and children loving persons to see to it that these children of God get the best needs as any other children.
Me and you child aid project works in children whose rights have been abused, orphans, HIV/AIDS affected children, street children within our area of operation. This organization was started to help children in the community so I came up with this idea for orphan children, HIV/AIDs infected, vulnerable children in our community since a lot of these children were not getting education. This area is comprised of 400 house holds of which 57% have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. And 70% of the families are run by sickly jobless windows and elderly, 60% of the school going children in this local council:
1. Do not go to school due to lack of funds for school fees, scholastic materials and proper guidance. This problem has turned this community into a den of law – breakers, a street- kid’s factory and a young generation into a public nuisance which has hindered the progress of development in the area and contributed to the factors of spreading HIV/AIDS Virus in the community.
The organization have rendered services to a certain extent ie. Universal Primary Education program but the problem is still persistent. If we pay the school dues, provide the scholastic materials, we shall have revived the children’s morale for going to school and alleviated the problem of school drop outs.
Children living in a community that is socially and economically developed using the little resources available.
Giving hope to orphans, needy, vulnerable and medical care, education for development.

One World 365


Search rewarding volunteering programs worldwide with One World 365 where you can help communities, wildlife and the environment.



Advocacy Through Filming and Screening Uganda (AFSU) is a non-profit making, non-partisan and interdenominational charity organisation. AFSU is duly registered with the Non-Governmental Organization Board of Uganda by ministry of internal affairs. AFSU is based in Kampala, Uganda. The inception of AFSU is to conduct and carryout activities that address needs for children, women, aged and youth. This is done with a focus on broad thematic areas of health, HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, education, environment protection, climate change, agriculture through use of educative short films, workshops, consultancies, participatory research, training, development of training materials and tools, sensitising communities and music, dance and drama. Special attention is to raise voices of the marginalised communities through advocacy activities. We would like volunteers to pay a visit to our office and our community projects, to enable us to share knowledge, experiences and learn more from each other. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.



As GoAbroad's Top Rated Volunteer Abroad Organization in 2016, African Impact is now a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization that is operating responsible and sustainable volunteer projects and internship programs throughout Southern and East Africa. We have over 16 years’ experience and have facilitated over 12,000 volunteers in 12 countries across the continent!


To maximise the positive force of volunteering and make sure our volunteers have a fun and rewarding adventure with us. We truly believe that volunteering has the power to change lives; we’ve seen it first-hand.
We aiming to integrate ourselves into the community from grassroots to partnerships with local governments and strive to nurture a culture of mutual respect.

Our volunteer experiences are based on three key things:

- We want our volunteers to have an amazing time experiencing everything Africa has to offer and leave knowing they’ve contributed to something bigger than themselves.

- We want our volunteers to learn as much as they can about local history, culture and wildlife

- We want to support local communities and conservation efforts through education and hands-on help.

Our Charity: The Happy Africa Foundation

As part of our commitment to making a positive impact, we set up The Happy Africa Foundation in 2008. The charity helps to independently monitor our projects and provides tools and expertise that help to ensure our sustainability. The charity also ensures that donations given by our volunteers are managed responsibly.

Our Wildlife Trust: ALERT

African Impact were also instrumental in the establishment of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) in 2005, a non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion in consultation with governments, wildlife authorities and communities.

Alongside African Impact, ALERT also aims to support the ground-breaking four-stage African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Program developed by our founders in 1999.

Our Projects

To ensure the sustainability of our projects, we thoroughly evaluate each potential project with a detailed scorecard before setting up a volunteering program. This involves analysing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project as well as its long-term viability and impact. Also, every single one of our projects has community stakeholders. We won’t run a project unless the community not only wants us there, but actually has ownership of the project. Community buy-in is essential.

We have a core emphasis on learning and empowerment for all involved – changing the lives of people in the communities we impact, our volunteers and all African Impact staff.



Love Volunteers provides rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world.

We offer not for profit programs fees and flexible volunteer placements from one week to six months. Whether you have a passion for teaching, construction, medical work, helping children or the elderly, helping people living with HIV/AIDS, animal welfare or conservation we have a volunteer abroad program that will suit you - and probably one in each continent.



UNA Exchange is a registered charity. We send volunteers overseas to work on community based projects in over 60 countries worldwide. Volunteers live and work in an international group, alongside people from many different cultures on projects lasting between 2 to 3 weeks, although there are also opportunities for longer volunteering projects. Longer-term individual placements of up to a year are also available in Europe, through the fully-funded EVS (European Voluntary Service) programme. International volunteer projects are organised all year round, but the majority run during the summer months. The work involved varies widely, depending on the project, but does not usually require specific skills or qualifications. In addition to our overseas programme we also organise projects in Wales, and there are opportunities for people interested in leading projects, becoming volunteer trainers, taking part in fundraising and promotional activities or volunteering in our offices. We organise a yearly training course to prepare leaders to coordinate groups of international volunteers every Easter.



Big Beyond facilitate ethical volunteer placements in Africa for adventurous and ambitious individuals looking for experiences far beyond the norm, off the beaten path and the chance to truly immerse in another culture.

Our volunteer opportunities are for people that want to genuinely be part of conservation and development in some of the most stunning places in the world, and are interested in working across a range of exciting high-impact community projects. Volunteer placements are always tailored to your skills, interests and level of experience, as well as the needs of the local community.

Originally headquartered in the UK, our team is now based in East Africa and currently run project sites in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. They’re all located next to national parks and we work hand-in-hand with the adjacent communities to integrate the conservation and socio-economic development objectives of the local area. Volunteer involvement ranges from education, enterprise, environment, health or culture related projects.

This is the chance to take your knowledge, experiences and energy to people and places that genuinely value your contribution, but it's also a great way to learn just as much as you give, explore lesser known corners of the world, gain unique insight by truly immersing in another culture, build memories of a lifetime, and be inspired about new possibilities.

Each and every Big Beyond volunteer has a placement designed to match their motivations, skills and passions, with all activities directly supporting the local community and the conservation area in which they're based.

We also offer International skills-based employee volunteering combined with CSR initiatives. Whether it’s specific skills you’re looking to develop or a global issue that you’d like to support, or both, Big Beyond strive to help organisations and employees reach their goals.

To check out our full range of incredible volunteer opportunities please visit:

Call us: +44 (0)800 098 8440 or email us:



Act4Africa is an award-winning health and education charity with a vision to provide a brighter future for Africa’s poor. Our mission is to address inequality in Africa through gender justice, health education and sustainable earning potential. Using Theatre for Development, we aim to promote gender equality for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, equipping them with life skills to be free from poverty and combat HIV.

Set up in 2000, Act4Africa has a small UK support team based in Manchester which works in partnership with Act4Africa NGO partners in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. We also organise trips to Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi, for those wishing to do their medical elective or teaching placement in Africa, as well as organising various sponsored events and fundraising activities.

Current projects include:

The Girl Effect: Adolescent girls in Uganda experience poverty through gender relations that leave them powerless and vulnerable. This forces them into lives of low-paid work, early marriage, unwanted pregnancy and sexual and domestic violence. This gender injustice denies these girls their human rights and prevents the nation from benefiting from the invaluable economic and social contribution that young women can bring. The Girl Effect, funded by donations to our Grow A Girl programme, releases the untapped potential of adolescent girls through the provision of comprehensive training, education and leadership opportunities. This enables girls to grow in stature, know their rights and exercise a positive leadership role in their own communities.

HEAL (Health, Empowerment and Livelihoods): This project is creating improved life-chances and livelihoods for out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in Uganda and Malawi. The project combines HIV prevention training, testing and counselling with savings and business enterprise coaching, helping these young women to secure access to higher earnings. Higher earnings means more independence, which in turn has been proven to have a direct positive impact on health outcomes. The project is backed up by the provision of HIV services men and women in their communities.

Kathy’s Centre: Act4Africa is currently building 'Kathy's Centre' in memory of it's co-founder Kathy Smedley, who died in August 2014.
The multi-functional women’s community centre is situated in the rural Mayuge district of Uganda, where gender inequality is entrenched (as it is in much of the country). This leads to both health problems and poverty which together create a degenerative cycle from which many women find it difficult to break free.

Kathy’s Centre will offer an Early Years Education facility, HIV testing and access to advice, counselling and health support for women. The centre will provide a place where girls, women and young mothers can meet safely, share their stories, support each other and work out solutions to their problems. The surrounding land will be developed as a goat farm to enable us to train the local community in best practice for animal husbandry and basic veterinary skills.

We currently have overseas opportunities for medical/teaching professionals/students and are also looking for agricultural/veterinary advice/volunteers. In the UK opportunities include administrative, marketing, fundraising.



Empower and Care Organisation is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) operating in Mukono county and Maracha district, Uganda. EACO’s mission is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through the creation of economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and support for disadvantaged groups of people. EACO’s activities are targeted toward vulnerable women, particularly widows and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly. EACO believes that effective and sustainable development comes through empowerment programmes, where vulnerable members of the community are given the skills, motivation and support to improve their lives and communities. EACO is always striving to improve its services and welcomes international volunteers. There are vast opportunities including: - HIV care and counselling. - Delivering support, materials and writing reports on EACO project progress. -Teaching at schools and co-ordinating peer education projects. -Assisting with administration. -Delivering training to staff and volunteers on relevant issues. -Assisting with building projects. -Writing grant proposals. EACO particularly welcomes skilled professionals that can help the organisation to improve and develop, but EACO welcomes the enthusiasm and commitment of all willing volunteers. EACO is committed to ensuring all voluntary experiences are as mutually beneficial as possible, and can find accommodation with local families or in guest houses. Regardless of the duration of your time, EACO will welcome you as one of the family, and give you the chance to make life-long friends in the community, REALLY make a difference, and work with a truly inspirational community based organisation.



ICYEUK is an ethical volunteering charity which believes in a world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.
We work in partnership with an international network of locally managed ICYE organisations and partners to provide supported international volunteer opportunities that directly benefit local communities and encourage young people from around the world to live, learn and work together.

Volunteers support local projects throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia for anything between 3 weeks and 12 months. Projects include promoting human & women’s rights, supporting those with disabilities or affected by HIV and AIDS, education projects, environmental conservation, rehabilitating street children, community development programmes and much more.

As a cultural programme, ICYE UK volunteers receive extensive training both before departure and on-arrival, and support & training throughout their stay. We invest in volunteer’s personal development, such as providing CV advice at our returned volunteer camps and we actively engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation.
ICYE UK also helps extensively with fundraising towards raising the programme fee. As a charity, we have an all-inclusve programme fee (ie. return flights, accommodation, food, transport costs, visa costs etc) and our support means our volunteers are well equipped to be able to raise funds.

Recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we have regular information days, held at our office in Kilburn, London, where interested parties are invited to find out more about our ethical charity and meet returned volunteers. For details of specific upcoming information days and countries/ projects, please visit our website

Save the Marginalized


Save the marginalized Uganda is non government organization with community based approach in delivering services. In east Africa Uganda busoga regional.

• Home Care and Support for People living with HIV/AIDS.
• HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment.
• Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in communities.
• Nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS in communities.
• Counseling and Psychological Support for People with HIV/AIDS and bereaved families.
• Community Advocacy for the Legal Rights of People living with HIV/AIDS.
• Communication for Healthy Communities through health promoting strategies and interventions.
• Decreasing number of partners or frequency of sex.
• Increasing consistent and correct condom use.
• Developing sexual communication and negotiation skills with regard to condom use.
• Develop risk-avoidance skills.
• Learning to recognize STD symptoms, and seek early appropriate treatment.
• Increasing Primary HIV-prevention knowledge (e.g., where to buy condoms).
• Increase risk-reduction motivation.
• Rendering condoms available, accessible, and affordable.
• Improving diagnosis and treatment of bacterial STDs.
• Increasing parent-child communication skills.
• Increasing involvement of gatekeepers and youth in intervention program design.
• Advocating for policies that support the advancement of youth.
• Increasing access to education for out-of-school youth (e.g, waive school fees).
• Linking income-generating components with HIV-prevention programs targeted for children youth.

• Involving in adequate safe water supply and sanitation campaigns in our communities.
• Involving in immunization against the six (6) killer diseases.
• Involving in maternal and child health / family planning in our communities.
• Spearheading efforts directed at nutrition and food production in our communities.
• Appropriate treatment of minor diseases and injury.
• Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases in our communities.
• Involving in Community Based Rehabilitation efforts and campaigns.
• Provision of mental health services in communities.
• Spearheading Health Education efforts and campaigns in our communities.
• Spearheading efforts directed at STD / HIV/AIDS control and prevention.
• Involving in oral and dental health campaigns in our communities.


• School mental health promotion activities – These include child-friendly schools, and programs that support ecological changes in schools.
• Early childhood interventions – Examples include pre-school psycho-social interventions, home visits to pregnant women, and combining nutritional and psycho-social interventions in populations of the disadvantaged.
• Supporting to children – Such programs may include skills-building or child and youth development.
• Violence prevention programs – such as community policing initiatives.
• Empowerment of women – Socio-economic programs to improve access to education and credit, for example.
• Social support for the elderly – including day and community centers for the aged and so-called "befriending" initiatives.
• Mental health inte

SAVE THE MARGINALIZED(STM) welcomes every person from the entire world who wishes to provide /offer services to our clients (both vulnerable and disadvantaged children) and the community as a whole and as well as those who wish to do their internships with us through voluntary work approach.

KAASO Uganda


St. Paul KAASO (Kabira Adult Attention & School for Orphans) is a unique community project in Uganda that provides education and mentorship to children in one of the areas hardest-hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis. KAASO is first and foremost a primary school, but relies on an interconnected network of community initiatives to keep the school running and the level of education high.

The school’s motto – “Invest in Education” – not only applies to the children, but also the adults of the community. KAASO’s ultimate goal is to empower people, both young and old, to enable them to follow their dreams and realise their full potential.

KAASO’s success over the years has been thanks to community involvement and a series of initiatives that work together to make education at KAASO sustainable. By bringing together parents, guardians, volunteers and community members, KAASO has created a centre for innovation, entrepreneurship and out-of-the-box thinking.

KAASO has been welcoming volunteers since 2006 - and many of those volunteers have come back again and again. Volunteering at KAASO is not just a one-off experience, it is to become part of a unique community, a school and a family. You simply cannot come to KAASO and not be moved by the spirit, tenacity, determination and hope of the people. It is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

We invite self-motivated, forward-thinkers with open minds to KAASO. Your duties will not be handed to you - there is no set format, no text book. With respect, empathy, and personal motivation, you can find your own unique way to make a difference. We invite you to join us.

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Iko Poran Society - International Volunteer Programs in Brazil. Iko Poran means 'Alright' in the Mbya dialect of the South Guarani Indians. Our mission is to implement volunteer programs that make a positive impact on the communities in Rio de Janeiro, promoting a wide exchange between cultures and strengthening a constant and growing number of NGOs in Brazil. Iko Poran offers very strong volunteer programs and projects that make a positive impact on the projects, promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening a constant and growing number of NGOs in Brazil. Volunteers have a unique experience by actively participating on developments within communities and on the construction of a fairer world for all. The role of the volunteer is to work side-by-side with and learn from local people, to exchange ideas, and to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding. Volunteers learn the hard but valuable lesson that the giving of aid can sometimes be a complicated business. An important side to volunteering is playing the part of a motivator, having often travelled far to lend a hand. An international volunteer can be a positive presence in a community, a source of inspiration and empowerment.



The Great Generation inspire profound change in the systems and processes that surround us: we empower people to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

We believe it is individuals and communities learning and acting together that releases untapped potential to make the most of our resources: people and the planet.

We work across society, across sectors and across continents to deliver experiential learning programmes that are transformational for everyone involved.

We create positive change in 3 ways:

- Mentoring and advising community-based organisations in the developing world to tackle extreme poverty.

- Delivering experiential learning programmes to students and professionals focused on building skills and knowledge to shape positive change.

- Managing action-based projects on-the-ground where students, professionals and local communities collaborate to solve critical needs revealed in the mentoring and advise process.



Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that works to build literate communities through provision of; library, education, information and youth empowerment services. We were established in 2002 as a Non-Government Organization operating in the informal settlements of Kawempe Division in Kampala District.

Vision and Mission

With time, we want to realize a community that has access to meaningful empowerment opportunities for the youth while our Mission is to sustainably run programs that promote the potential of youth to advance and achieve better outcomes and strengthen our communities.

Our Values

Honesty: We maintain integrity and diligence.
Excellence: We always strive for the best.
Commitment: We actively engage and give of our time and energy so as to achieve desired outcomes.
Teamwork: We appreciate and value individual contribution to our work as we as the partnerships we build.
Transparency and Accountability: We value and uphold the truth in our work with stakeholders.



Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides support to marginalized communities across the Rwenzori region of western Uganda.

The formation of LUYODEFO in 2003 was out of deep aspiration by a group of motivated youth to respond to the plight of children, youth, women, and men impacted greatly by the war and other detriments, such as HIV/AIDS, particularly in the Rwenzori region in western Uganda. The idea was to create a platform for empowering rural resource communities to contribute to sustainable livelihoods among the local, underprivileged communities, especially in their social, health, and economic well-being.

LUYODEFO is committed to ending social exclusion and discrimination; creating networks for children, youth, and women; increasing access to development services; and empowering all people to reach their potential and take responsibility for their development. We use very flexible approaches with a strong emphasis on active participation from our beneficiaries and their skills and talents.

In order to fulfill our mandate and pursue our objectives, we are implementing various interlinked and overlapping projects for which seeking for volunteers to assist! The available placement opportunities include;-

(a). Blogger/Writer
Volunteers are needed to document LUYODEFO activities with blog posts, non-fiction stories, interviews, and photos. The volunteer should also be willing to use these materials to promote LUYODEFO through social media as well.

Materials: Laptop, DSLR Camera

(b). Photographer/Videographer
Volunteers are needed to take photos, film videos to document LUYODEFO’s community programs. The volunteer should also be willing to use these materials to market and promote LUYODEFO, and can go further to use the materials to raise funds.

Materials: Laptop, DSLR Camera, Video Camera

(c). Financial Coach
Volunteers are needed to teach women’s groups social and financial skills such as personal development, savings, goal setting, budget, spending and bookkeeping. Knowledge of how to use technology particularly mobile phones for transparency and safety is important

Materials: Pencils, notebooks, solar-powered calculators

(d). Librarian / Reading Coach
Volunteers are required to organize a community library (proper cataloguing and classification of books) and take the initiative to open up the library room for local children daily while helping to organize and conduct reading camps for primary students.

Materials: Elementary reading level books, funds for books and computers and software.

(e). Sports Coach
Volunteers are needed to coordinate and coach games and practices for young people. Teach rules of the game, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Materials: Sports equipment (ex: balls and nets)

(f). Construction Instructor
Provide instruction and technical advice on constructing varies low-cost permanent structures for guardians (grandmothers), schools and health centres such as houses, toilets and hand-washing stations. Involve locals in the construction and make sure they can do it on their own once volunteers have left.

Materials: Funds for a house/ toilets/ hand-washing stations





East African Playgrounds is a UK registered charity that aims to change the lives of children across East Africa by developing children’s learning opportunities and environments. We work alongside local communities to build simulating and exciting playgrounds, run arts and games programs as well as developing long term employment and training opportunities for young people across East Africa.

East African Playgrounds was set up around our volunteering projects. Every year over one hundred students have an amazing time working with our Ugandan building team and local communities across Uganda to build brand new fun, creative and vibrant playgrounds and set up arts and play projects.

Our playground build and arts and play projects run alongside each other for one month. Our volunteers get to see their fund raising and work in action as they see the school go from an empty canvas to a vibrant school that has a brand new high quality, safe, fun playground; designed and created by the children and community themselves and an enthusiastic art teacher who now has all the skills and knowledge to inspire creativity within the children. Our volunteers need no experience, just a tonne of enthusiasm and a desire for new experiences!

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