Volunteer at Nnina Olugero through the professional guidance of Let's Go Africa
Nnina Olugero’s Dutch founder got to know Uganda through volunteering at an Ugandan vocational skill organisation for HIV positive women. Though she liked the staff very much it was difficult for her to find her purpose in the organisation since the home visits and counselling sessions where in Luganda and she didn’t know anything about hairdressing or tailoring. She didn’t feel completely used to her potential within their program as the description she read online didn’t meet the expectations.
With this experience in mind she created a program, together with the Ugandan International Volunteers Coordinator (Micheal Lubega), in which volunteers can work according to their interest and skills.
With our volunteer and intern program we are working together with the Let’s Go Africa Community Development Internship & Volunteer Agency. Their aim is to link young professionals from around the world to local projects and organisations in countries in Africa. Their vision is to foster international exchange, to enhance development, and to make an impact on all parties involved. They're experienced and specialized in long term development that is empowered by the people in the communities. At the same time they aim to achieve personal development for interns/volunteers through personal guidance, contact with the people in the communities, and the total experience as a whole.
For more information about Let's go Africa click here.
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There are many options to work as a volunteer at Nnina Olugero. For instance in a managing function, PR, English teacher, ICT, social work, health care, agriculture etc.
Because we have a lot of partner organisations it’s also possible to combine working for Nnina Olugero and at an orphanage or hospital for instance. This way we aim to create a challenging and useful experience for both the volunteer as for the organisation.
We have different options regarding accommodation and monthly fees:
Included for all options
- Customized individual project description that suits all criteria (volunteer/intern, school, partner organisation).
- Let’s Go Africa information guide & preparation and safety meetings about the specific destination.
- Airport pick up
- Kampala introduction tour
- Accommodation (see the different option below)
- Transportation within the project
- Local lunch during workdays
- 25% donation to the projects
- Professional supervision and in-country assistance.
- Visa, vaccination, insurances, passport & flight booking assistance.
- Continuous fast and direct communication with your contact person from beginning to end.
- Informal feedback session on return.
- Let’s Go Africa certificate on return.
- Travel insurance
- Flight to Uganda
- Visa costs of $50 per 3 months (for non-Africans)
- Transport from the guesthouse to the office
- Personal costs for excursions, vaccinations, diner/breakfast, safari’s etc (but we have good contacts for cheap safari’s)
Option 1: One time €400 (for interns the one time costs are €450) + €400,- per month
You will stay at the UPA guesthouse in Nansana. It's a international guesthouse with shared basic facilities and dorms. An ideal place if you want to meet new young people from all over the world. Breakfast not included.
Click here for their website.
Option 2: One time €400 (for interns the one time costs are €450) + €500 per month.
You will stay in the ICU guesthouse in Rubaga. It's a bit far from the office and centre of Kampala but it's really peaceful and green. There's a beautiful rooftop terras and wifi and breakfast is included.
Click here for their website.
Option 3: One time €400 (for interns the one time costs are €450)+ €560 per month.
You will stay at a really nice guesthouse close to Acacia Mall. This is a very active area with many restaurants, clubs, shops etc. It's close to a big shopping mall and not too far from our office. There's wifi, tv, warm showers and during day there are really friendly housekeepers who can help you with your laundry and clean your room. At night there is always a security guard present. You will have your own room and there are 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 2 toilets available per 3 rooms.
It's a perfect place if you are looking for a bit more quiet and private but don't want to be to isolated.
If you wish to stay in a more private or quiet setting we can find some place else for you.
You have to be above 18 years.
Reasonable knowledge of English, both writing and speaking
Having experience in social work is good, but most importantly you are social and open to new experiences .
The projects are running the whole year. Participating has a preference of at least 1 month.
You have a flexible work attitude, be open minded and are able to adjust easily. You have to be a team player and able to work with our vision and approach.
For more information you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org