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1. Location: Kyankwanzi, Kasese, Kalangala (Sesse Islands) and Kayunga Districts, Uganda Organization: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).
Start date: March 3, 2012

Sex: All are welcome

Language(s): English

Last updated: November 3, 2011

End date: December 31, 2013

Age: Adults (18-64)

Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Women, Aged, Disabled, Community Development, Community Service and Volunteering

This program gives you opportunities to explore the rich cultural diversity of Uganda. Uganda's vast diversity of people, rich culture & art as well as distinctive architecture, makes it ideal as an amazing & interesting destination for exploration. Uganda is claimed to be one of the best exploring destinations with all its varied language, tradition & unique hospitality of the people inhabited in the countryside. Uganda offers much for prospective participants: The amazing & magnificent sight of the beautiful falls and rapids on the Nile River, source of the Nile, forests, Islands, Game parks and a diversity of beautiful landscapes all beyond human imagination.

This program is ideal for people who would like to experience the real Uganda, its traditions and people. Moreover this program helps students who are looking for betterment of their academic qualification in future. It’s a worthwhile opportunity to learn and experience something on the spot. This program provides the opportunities to learn a different culture’s languages, livelihood, tradition and supporting the needy through volunteerism and more.

Project Locations.
The Hands for AINU offers locations in rural, urban and semi urban location in different parts of the country. Our urban placements are located in the major cities which are a transit point of the people from throughout Uganda. The urban placements are famous in terms of archeological structure as well as naturally beauty.

The urban locations' distance from Kampala

  • Kampala: The newly created district with many cattle ranches.
  • Kayunga: The newly created district, the major tourist destination, 80km.
  • Kalangala: The district is located in Lake Victoria with its scenic Islands, 185 Kilometer
  • Kasese: The city of agriculture, Southwestern part of Uganda.

Our rural projects are located in countryside in lowland, hill area and mountain. Most of the inhabitants are indigenous from tribal groups such as Baganda, Bagisu, Basoga, Batoro, Bakiga, and Banyarwanda. These settings are treasures of natural beauty with rain forest, tranquil gorges and terraces.

Where to Stay?
Volunteer will be staying either with host family or in a hostel. Hostel is available in some urban locations. There is no option could be made apart from host family in rural locations. If volunteer prefer to live with host family whether they are working for urban location then that is arranged. Our host families are experienced in providing hospitable services to our volunteers. They have been involved in this job since or before our inception, the entire volunteer had wonderful time with host families. This is a good opportunities to observe unique culture and languages. There is at least a one family member who speaks English that help you to communicate with others.

What to Eat?
During placement you will have locally available foods such as matooke (bananas), rice and vegetable with tart flavor pickle two times a day.

How Much does It Cost?
We offer our services for free but you only provide our AINU child foundation Uganda a donation of $100 to help cater for some children who need our help. This is paid after your arrival or before. 


Location: Kayunga, Kampala, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kalangala and Kasese, Uganda.

Organization: Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).

Start date: May 13, 2012

Sex: All are welcome

Language(s): English

End date: December 14, 2013

Age: Adults (18-64)

Area of Focus: Children and Teenagers

We need volunteers who can help to teach, train and equip pupils with the necessary skills for development.
We have 6 orphanage schools in Kyankwanzi, Kalangala, Kasese, Mukono, Kayunga and Kampala districts where we shall allocate these volunteers. We welcome all categories of people to participate in our orphanage schools.We do not provide air ticket or travel.

3. Volunteer Nurses needed in Uganda

This voluntary medical project helps treat patients in hospitals in and around Kampala, Uganda.

There is a huge demand for medical care in Uganda. You can help ease the workload, treat patients and train local staff.

How can volunteer nurses help in Uganda?
You can use your knowledge and training to help local staff as a volunteer nurse. You can work on tasks such as:

  •  Helping existing staff to treat patients, including:
  • Dressing wounds, monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature etc.
  • Checking and administering drugs and injections.
  • Setting up drips and blood transfusions.

Coordinating medical outreach programmes within nearby towns and villages.

Observing and assessing the work of local student and junior nurses and teaching them new skills where appropriate.

 Helping with training clinics for Projects Abroad volunteers working with other hospitals (optional).

We work with a variety of medical institutions in and around Kampala. You could work with one of two government hospitals/health centres in districts like Kalangala (Ssese Islands), Kyankwanzi, Mpigi, Luwero and Kayunga. These are large facilities and you will be expected to work for around 6 hours per day, from Monday to Friday. Alternatively, it may be possible to perform some work at a smaller health centre.

This project runs all year round. You decide how much time you can spare and we will help you get the most out of it.

What will I gain from this project?
Volunteers in Uganda
This voluntary work abroad will help you gain a great deal of experience. You will work with a variety of patients and learn about treatment in the developing world. You will be able to share ideas and learn from fellow staff. There may well be illnesses and diseases that you have not encountered before in your home country. This project will give you the chance to learn about them.

You will spend a lot of time with local staff and patients. This will teach you about their culture and way of life. They will all want to hear about your life back home and your family and friends. We call this ‘cultural exchange’ and we think it helps our volunteers gain a new perspective on life.

 What skills or qualifications do I need?
You need to be fully qualified as a nurse or doctor and have a relevant license to practice in your country of residence.

Please contact us if you think your knowledge may be useful on this project but do not have the required qualifications.

How do I apply to join
this project?

Download our volunteer application form and send it back to us.
4. Volunteer Opportunity - Adult Education Facilitators/Tutors wanted!

 Volunteer Opportunity Details:
The Adult Education Program at TASK provides tutoring for members of our community who are seeking to learn how to write and read and also learning business entrepreneurship, and thus, higher-paying and more stable careers.

Make a difference in the lives of others! Become a volunteer tutor!

AINU Adult Literacy Project has an urgent need for volunteer Facilitators/tutors in Kyankwanzi District

Volunteers teach adults in learning how to read,  and write, and also to tutor others in Adult Literacy Business Services. Help community members to achieve greater development, independence, access resources, improve employment options and help their children in school!

Enjoy volunteer perks such as making new friends and learning new skills while working with people from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our volunteers must attend pre-service training and orientation.

Additionally, volunteers should have: time and energy to devote to the program; sensitivity and adaptability towards learner differences and needs; the ability to work with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ages; a commitment to bettering lives through education; patience, enthusiasm, and good communication skills; and a willingness to learn from others.

We are ALWAYS looking for tutors to help in our Adult Education Program. The minimum commitment is once every other week. While some volunteers come every week, others come every day and personally mentor a learner. By serving as a facilitator, you can help give someone the tools to improve their lifestyle and that of their family.

Days & Times:
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 11:00AM
Monday through Thursday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tutors must be at least 18 years old. There is no teaching experience necessary. Training and materials are provided.

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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