Volunteer

Once you have volunteered you won’t be the same again!

Volunteer

Making a decision to volunteer is a personal one, be it a sense of social responsibility; personal growth; a way to gain a new perspective of the world; or a desire to learn about a new country and culture. Whatever your reasons, it is a great way to contribute and support local communities.

 

‘In 2008 a friend working in Uganda told me about KHC as he knew I was interested in doing more volunteer work in Africa. I wanted to be with an organisation that was not for profit and was locally ‘owned’ and managed and a genuine focus on assisting the most disadvantaged people. Also it was important that the organisation could use my skills. KHC was a natural fit.

I try and visit KHC at least every two years for about a month and during that time I work with the staff on processes, projects, marketing and provide staff training. The management team determine where my skills can be best utilised!

I love working with the people at KHC, they inspire me and I respect them enormously as they are kind, generous committed and work tirelessly for KHC clients’ day in and day out. I certainly get more from my visit to KHC than they do! Each time I go back it feels like home.’  

 

Why Kawempe Home Care (KHC)?

KHC programs  are run at a local level and we rely solely on charitable funding and volunteer contributions. Without this help the organisation would not be able to provide the valuable services we do for our disadvantaged clients in the community. Our projects are in need of your transferable skills. If you believe you can share your skills we would love to hear from you.

 

Volunteering placement at KHC

We have the following areas that we provide services to our clients as well as administration. On our website you will find more about our holistic approach in helping people living with HIV Aids/ TB and cancer.

Medical Services: Experience in medical or counselling. Laboratory – testing and in the Pharmacy –inventory & distribution of medicine. (Qualifications will need to be sighted by KHC for specialist areas)
Community & Social Support: Provides hands on participation in social & community support for our clients.  For example home visits to palliative care patients. Distribution of food and clothing etc.
Administration /Finance/ Human Resources: For example: Supporting/reviewing business processes and procedures.Provide expertise in IT support in particular training staff on Microsoft applications.Provide adult education on business skills and mentoring.
Skills Development and Empowerment Support: If you have creative skills you want to unharness we have several client projects e.g. tailoring business; and making jewellery. Skills in marketing and distributing these products would also be beneficial.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children: If your interest is to work with children and your skills are in education we have a day care program, other programs are the Teens Club held on the weekend and there is also a music and drama group.

Services we provide for your stay

Before departure, we shall provide you with a preparation checklist;  general information guide and information about  the projects you will be participating in.  We can organise airport transfers and daily transport to KHC.

We aim to make your experience in Uganda, rewarding and memorable.

If you would like more information contact us or  if you want to volunteer  Apply Now