Program Details

Are you a Doctor, Nurse, Med or Pre-Med Student? Your skills are desperately needed in Uganda! Become a Love Volunteer and join us on this truly rewarding program!
Location:
Kampala, Uganda
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Placements for volunteers in Uganda are available in a number of community clinics and hospitals, where the volunteer’s role is tailored according to individual abilities and interests. Qualified medical personnel may work directly with patients and perform emergency duties. Med and pre-med students are certain to find the volunteer experience extremely helpful in solidifying their chosen careers, as doctor-shadowing is another possibility.

Volunteers in Uganda with no medical training also perform a valuable role and will be asked to help patients and visitors in waiting rooms, the pharmacy and the in-patient areas.

All of the hospitals and clinics are extremely basic compared to what volunteers with medical experience would be used to. Volunteers need to be prepared to learn new ways to complete tasks and be willing to think outside of the box when working with patients due to lack of resources. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 2 Weeks
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Love Volunteers provides individuals with the chance to travel abroad and immerse in a new culture, while participating in projects that provide help where it is needed most. Join us for a truly memorable experience volunteering abroad. All volunteer projects are responsible, safe, and affordable!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

Setting Description:
As with all of our programs in Uganda, volunteers are accommodated with one of our friendly home-stay families, where two home-cooked meals are provided each day and Wi-Fi and laundry services are available. You will also have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other like-minded people from around the world. Free time can be used to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing city!
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $390 for two weeks! USD. Included: Accommodation, 2 Meals per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfer, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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