Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Nansana Ngabo Stage Nansana Town Council, P O Box 36612 Kampala
Microfinance volunteers Uganda is offering volunteers from all over the world the opportunity to serve or work with Ugandan communities; as a part of the small microfinance institution Community Microfinance (CML) or by helping out with some of the many other projects that CML is involved in.
MFV wishes to be a platform for volunteer activities and we can link volunteers to small local NGOs, schools or companies that are in need of extra help. Tasks depends on interests and skills of the volunteer. Earlier volunteers have for example helped selected entrepreneurs with marketing and pricing, created a school fees sponsorship program and worked out a new approach to group loans. We have also many schools in our network that always are in need of extra teachers.
MFV is also open to support the development of volunteer initiatives and funded projects that address the needs of the community. MFV will offer the information required, local networking possibilities, guidance, and advise for volunteers so that they can make sound decisions towards successful development projects. MFV’s team is always working hand in hand with volunteers and community members, through collaborative processes that first and foremost aim to improve people’s lives.
You do not need any special skills for this type of volunteering since positions are adapted to the individual volunteer. It is however important that you have an idea of what you want to do in Uganda so that we can help you in the best way.
Who can be a volunteer?
Anybody can volunteer with us! Many earlier volunteers have been students but we strongly encourage also others, such as retirees or people in need of a break from their jobs to apply. The volunteer experience can also be part of your holiday or backpacking trip as you can stay as short as a week.
To become a volunteer, you need to be able to communicate in English, the official language in Uganda. It is also necessary for you to be able to adapt to a different culture and a sometimes much simpler life style than you are used to. This volunteer program will show you the real Uganda and that involves things such as slow or absent internet connection, power outbreaks, cold showers and things taking very much longer time than expected. On the other hand, you will get a memorable experience and new perspectives of life.
Terms and conditions
You can volunteer with us for any period from one week up to six months. All volunteer positions are unpaid and you are responsible for covering all costs associated with living in and travel to Uganda. MFV will help you arrange accommodation in either a host family or at a guest house and will also assist with visas and other practical aspects.
Most of MFV’s partners work on weekdays during normal business hours. However, we encourage you to travel while in Uganda and schedules are flexible.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers