Volunteering & Internship

Get involved, take action!

Join us in supporting rural communities in Jinja, Uganda. Volunteers and interns help us achieve our goal to improve the livelihoods and resilience of the local communities. With your support, we are able to expand existing projects and reach more vulnerable communities each year.

We seek volunteers who could support us in our local community development projects, as well as in local schools and clinics. Our program runs from 1 month to 6 months, and is tailored to your specific needs. For volunteers, shorter deployment period can also be negotiated.

We are also open to students who require internship placements, or individuals who would like to do fieldwork for their thesis research. For internship placement or thesis fieldwork, we also ask that individuals commit to a minimum of 1 month. This way we can maximise the positive impact that you can make, but also increasing your learning.

Our Current Projects

We are looking for individuals with various background and experience to support our ongoing projects. Our projects fall into three main categories:

  1. Secure Livelihoods
  2. Child Education
  3. Reproductive Health

Therefore, we welcome individuals:

  • With International Development, Social Sciences, Public Health and/or other related background.
  • Who are interested in grant writing, proposal writing, capacity building, child development, sexual and reproductive health, and/or project management.

Please fill out the contact form below if you would like to know more about available volunteering or internship positions!

Fees and Costs

Our program has a registration fee of EUR 100. This fee is valid for 12 months and is used to cover all pre-departure support services that we provide, as well as to support our ongoing community development projects.

The cost of volunteering or interning includes accommodation, food, transport and in-country support. Please note that every cent of your program fee is going back to the local organization and the rural communities we work with. Our local partners are grassroot organizations who, in many cases, are solely funded by these fees.

Program costs:

  • 4 weeks – 300 EUR
  • 5 weeks – 400 EUR
  • 6 weeks – 500 EUR
  • 8 weeks – 600 EUR
  • 10 weeks – 800 EUR
  • 12 weeks – 1100 EUR
  • 24 weeks – 2100 EUR

Registration fee: 100 EUR

Costs include:

  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Pre-departure training programs
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Basic local language lessons
  • Accommodation (host family or volunteer house)
  • Work-related costs
  • In-country coordinator available 24/7
  • Netherlands-based staff support

Program does not include:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Return trip to airport
  • Visa fees
  • Mandatory travel and medical insurance


  • You gain hands-on skills and experience in community and international development work
  • You gain exceptional  cross-cultural experiences working in grassroot communities in Uganda
  • You transform the lives of marginalized communities and people you work with

Apply Now and Start Changing Lives. Use the form below to get in touch!

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

Contact us directly at volunteers@umbrellaofhopeuganda.org
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheUmbrellaofHopeUganda


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.