Volunteer With Us
Whether you have a background in teaching, health, business or building, you could make a real contribution to communities in Western Uganda. You could be volunteering in one of three areas:
Community Health
Help people take charge of their own health and save lives by working on first aid training or running hygiene initiatives. A handwashing drive remains the most cost effective health intervention: here where it is neglected anyone with enthusiasm and energy in a few short weeks can save lives. If you have knowledge of first aid, by sharing it you can reduce Uganda's burden of easily preventable deaths.
Teaching / Free time activities coordinator / Special needs
Help children develop their talent and skills in various areas. No matter what skills you bring with you, whether in languages, sport, music, art, writing, reading or science, or just your good will - you can make a big impact on children's lives and unlock their creativity.
Building / Maintenance projects
Help us rebuild local community schools and health clinics and improve the prospects of a neglected region. Small changes can make a big difference: spending two weeks building a concrete apron will mean a school can survive an earthquake, helping us to install water harvesting at a clinic will enable hygiene to be maintained and nurses to concentrate on patients, not trekking for water. By helping us with building projects, whether or not you have experience with building, you can help us to build a better future.
Available Placements
Volunteer Experiences
I've had a lot of volunteering experiences around the world but working in Fort Portal with the OBAAT team was undoubtedly the best one yet. We were building a playground at a local orphanage which was very heartwarming. I got to meet lots of friendly local people who I am still in touch with today via social media.
Dante Makin
The entire skill exchange experience was really useful for both us and our new friends in Uganda. The culture, the people, the spirit, the aspirations really humbled me as a person and I was able to take this back with me to the UK. When I visited again I felt like a local resident as lots of people recognised me from the first trip. I hope that my time there was useful for the One Brick Project, and it is a time I will hold close to my heart.
Daz Morland
Volunteering at St Peter’s and Paul’s Primary School was one of the best experiences of my life. Both the teachers and the pupils were inspiring and there was lots of opportunities to be involved in different aspects of school life, from the garden project to the annual teachers vs. pupils football match! I have amazing memories from my time in Uganda that I will treasure forever.
Jody Crutchley
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Liverpool Hope University
Taggart Avenue
Liverpool, L16 9JD
United Kingdom
NGO number 1155099
OBAAT Uganda
Bankside Road
P. O. BOX 349
Fort Portal, Uganda
NGO number 11726