Be the change…. you want to see in the world.

Making a decision to volunteer is a personal one, be it a sense of social responsibility and wanting to make the world a better place; 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 and be a part of making a positive change.

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.
New Hope Children’s Hostel: The hostel provides a safe environment for children who have cancer and need to access treatment. If your interest is to work with children and your skills are in educational, social work or creating activities for children then you will find working with these young children in our care, a rewarding experience. 

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 help with arranging airport transfers and daily transport to KHC.

We aim to make your experience in Uganda, rewarding and memorable.  However, it is always good to hear from people who have volunteered and to share their experiences. Read Josy’s story and Marie’s story, to motivate you.

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

Working with Kawempe Home Care in Kampala was an incredible experience. The team was very warm and made me feel welcome from the moment I entered the facility. Having such a skilled and diverse team was truly enrichening. From palliative pharmacology and psychosocial support to health care of HIV and cancer patients. I gained major insights in the medical field but also learned a lot about myself. I was impressed about how much KHC does  for the community. Home visits of patients who are not able to come to the clinic by themselves and even providing for them and their families or simply driving every Wednesday to another outreach to support suffering families there. All these actions and KHC letting me participate in each and every part of it showed me how they really are MOVED BY LOVE.  I am extremely grateful for this experience and will never forget it.