Gap year student



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


181B Namuwongo Road, Kampala
P.O Box 11319


Gap Year Students Uganda Hands for Hope is a grass root organisation at the frontline of poverty, and is currently looking for Gap Year Students who are committed to joining a young team of energetic and purpose driven volunteers and the team of Ugandan staff. We are interested in individuals who are passionate about elevating the poor health and daily needs of a community living in extreme poverty, and who are passionate about making a difference.

Why volunteer with ‘Uganda Hands for Hope’ Uganda Hands for Hope offers a unique opportunity to volunteers who want to get involved and put their experience and skills to great use with a grass root organisation. Volunteers gain a vast insight into a variety of different aspects of the local Ugandan culture as well as different development issues. They have the opportunity to do real work, making a difference to the lives of the children and families which they interact with, and contributing to the support that we as a grass root organisation make towards the needs of the poorest of the poor. Uganda Hands for Hope runs a series of different programmes aimed at supporting children and families through educational and training. We have mainly focused our support on the helping the people living in urban slums, however with the thanks to many friends and supporters we have also been able to offer support of different forms to a number of other grass root organisations in Uganda.

Requirements: > ALL volunteers must have the ability to adapt their skills and knowledge effectively to a challenging and demanding environment, and to be prepared to work hard to achieve long term results. > ALL volunteers MUST have a desire to ‘make a difference’ in poor communities > Ability to get on well with a variety of people, treating them with respect

Ability to communicate effectively in English

Ability to write reports/ updates in MS Word/ XL

To be able to live and work in Uganda, with a flexible approach to new cultures

Uganda Hands for Hope if a registered non-profit in Uganda. The only costs for volunteers are to cover food and accommodation, and the transport to and from the airport. Through its experience Uganda Hands for Hope has been able to offer volunteers both professional and personal support from the initial inquiry stages before coming to Uganda, as well as during and after their placements. All volunteers receive an orientation day upon arrival, as well some basic cultural training and awareness. They also receive access to 24 hour help and assistance, regular meetings and debriefing sessions with the project coordinator, safe and secure accommodation, and we are always on hand as and when needed for advice.


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

For more information:

Join our facebook group; ‘Uganda Hands for Hope’

How to apply:

Please send us an email explaining your experience, areas of interest and your preferred dates to travel, and attach a copy of your latest CV. We will then send you an information pack, and an application form. Once we receive a completed application you will be informed within 7days of receipt as to whether you have been accepted. We look forward to hearing from