Volunteering and Internships

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You are choosing a great way to share your enthusiasm, skills and ideas whilst having fun and meeting like-minded people. You will be making a positive contribution to community development working in an International Organisation. Volunteers are vital to our work. We have been awarded the Haags Keurmerk (Hague Quality Mark) for volunteering organisations by PEP Den Haag, read more here.

Why volunteer or intern in Uganda?

umbrella of hopeVolunteering & Internships are an essential bridge between college and the real working world. As interns, students or graduates you will put theoretical knowledge into practice while gaining work experience, building portfolios and forming professional networks. An international internship will give you a great competitive advantage. Research has shown that candidates with international experience tend to get better job offers, more promotions and higher starting salaries.

Come join our meaningful international programmes and change the way you see the world!

We give you an opportunity to find yourself in another world – a village in Uganda – as you do your internship with local groups advocating on behalf of youths, women and children. Whether you’re interested in working with kids, youths or helping a group of widows, living and working in Uganda will change the way you see the world. Along the way, you’ll see a stunning part of Africa and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

We operate at the centre of rural villages in Uganda.

We operate at the centre of rural villages in Uganda. We’re the only International organization with our offices based in the remotest villages of Uganda. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run. A community and grassroots based organization. Interns can work in a variety of projects including:

  • Teaching in Community Schools (reading, writing, arithmetic, speaking)
  • Playing Sports with Disadvantaged Children
  • Women Support
  • Working with Children with Disabilities
  • Eco – Farming programmes
  • Agricultural programmes
  • Health Care Assistance – HIV programmes, tropical diseases
  • Management of Small-medium Enterprises
  • Working with Elderly – Home Care Support
  • Working with Street Children

Accommodation: Interns stay with a host family or are provided with hotel accommodation, and are provided with their own room, and 2 meals a day.
Program Duration: The duration of internships is a minimum of 3 weeks and maximum of 6 months
Program Cost: varies depending on length of time (please inquire for specifics)

Program Includes:

  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Work placement
  • Pre-Departure orientation materials
  • In-country coordinator available 24/7
  • Netherland-based staff support
  • Host family arrangements where necessary
Program Does Not Include:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Return trip to Airport
  • Accommodation
  • Visa Fees
  • Required Travel and Medical Insurance


  • You gain hands-on skills and experience in community and international development work
  • You gain humanitarian intervention experience working with marginalised groups
  • You gain exceptional  cross-cultural experiences working in grass-root communities in Uganda
  • You transform the lives of communities and people you work with.

Pre-departure Information and Orientation
Specific details of the placement schedule will be agreed upon during orientation with a staff contact.  The pre-departure information from a staff contact provides details about the volunteer placement, introductions to the staff and other volunteers, and details about customs & daily life in Uganda. It is extremely important to have a flexible attitude and fit in with the needs of your project.

Why do I need to pay to do my Internship in Uganda?
The cost of Interning includes accommodation, food, transport and in-country support. With non-profit program fees every cent of your program fee is going to the local organizations and the rural communities we work with. Our local partners are grass-root organizations who, in many cases, are solely funded by volunteer fees, and for the concept to work, fees are essential.  Ultimately, it is your decision where your money goes to support.

Are You Interested to do your Internship in Uganda See How it Works

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Our Volunteering Policy –  this lets you know what support is available and what you can expect from us.

We will then complete the Volunteer Agreement together before you start your volunteering.

Apply Now and Start Changing Lives. Complete the Open Application and send it to:  Volunteers@umbrellaofhopeuganda.org

Participants must be at least 18 years old or older at the time of their program.

Or, contact us directly at volunteers@umbrellaofhopeuganda.org
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheUmbrellaofHopeUganda
Call us Netherlands +31(685270275) or Uganda +256785069979 speak to Catherine

Online and Home-based Volunteers

As a volunteer, you contribute your time, energy and skills in support of our cause. We appreciate everything you do to raise funds for our projects and programmes and to be part of a team that finds solutions to global challenges like health, education and livelihoods. Thank you for your commitment to The Umbrella of Hope Foundation and our remarkable work.

For our current volunteering roles, please check the platforms below:

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All you need to do is complete the volunteer application via the online platform. Once we receive a copy of your completed application, a member of our team will get in touch by email and/or Skype call with more information on the specific opportunity.

When we discuss the role, we can decide together which opportunity best matches your interests and time availability and also our needs. Your help will be greatly appreciated in our discussions and really will make a difference.

Our Volunteering Policy –  this lets you know what support is available and what you can expect from us.

We will then complete the Volunteer Agreement together before you start your volunteering.

We have a number of ongoing opportunities available:

volunteer rolesInternship opportunities in The Hague:

The Umbrella of Hope offers a very limited number of internship every year.

Eligible candidates must have an academic background and research interests corresponding to the topics of The Umbrella of Hope Foundation’s programmes and be currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme.

Internships at The Umbrella of Hope Foundation are non-remunerated, but may be used to receive university credit. Candidates are advised to have support from sponsoring university or to be within the framework of an academic programme. The duration of internships is 3-6 months.       

Contact us directly at volunteers@umbrellaofhopeuganda.org
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheUmbrellaofHopeUganda
Call us Netherlands +31(685270275)

The Umbrella of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.