About UVF

Who we are

Uganda Volunteers Foundation (UVF) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 2013 to provide community voluntary services to the needy communities. The Organization was founded as a result of the increasing plight of marginalized people who could not afford basic needs like shelter, food, clean water and education. Therefore, our vision is to empower vulnerable marginalized communities of Uganda, through education, volunteerism and empowerment.

Our major strategies and activities are centered around the following imperatives:

1.Empowering communities through education and sustainable life skills.

  1. Intensify communities to engage in development programs.

3.To advocate for improved social services to disadvantaged communities. This could involve construction of wells and latrines and improved access to primary health services

By 2018 UVF had improved the livelihood of 500 homesteads and 300 children supported with basic needs and education at the UVF School.

Some of our projects include educating 300 children, distributing donated food, clothing, shoes, and medicine to needy families. We have assisted women establish small businesses to raise them from poverty and allow them to provide basic needs for their families, including education for their children. Enhanced women with sustainable life skills like craft baskets, bags and paper beads making, We’ve also organized places to live for two  homeless women and their children.

UVF has also put up water tanks to help communities access free water, built up a dormatry at Entebbe road primary school to help children with a place to sleep.

VISION: 

 Changing lives through education, volunteerism & empowerment.

MISSION: 

UVFs main aim is to help change the lives of vulnerable communities in Uganda through Education, volunteerism and empowerment.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Empowering communities with education and sustainable life skills to help them get out of poverty, to be able to provide for basic needs and education for their families in the long run.
  2. Eliminate violence against the vulnerable through advocacy campaigns, building their knowledge about their rights,increasing public awareness, enciphering laws that govern their rights.
  3. Seek sponsoring support for orphans and vulnerable children to cater for their education, health and basic food requirements.
  1. Initiate, encourage and promote local and international partnerships among development partners in supporting research work, vocational training, advocacy, volunteer support and fundraising towards empowering the women and children.
  2. To advocate for improved social services to disadvantaged communities. This could involve partnerships that lead to construction of wells and latrines, establishment of vocational institutions, distribution of primary health services and creating of platforms for sensitization of marginalized groups about human rights and economic opportunities.
  3. Establish cottage industries and income generating activities for unemployed women and single mothers to provide a sustainable source of income and livelihood for their families.

Core Principles.

  • Accountability and Responsibility.
  • Commitment to personal credibility and integrity.
  • Professional excellence in organizational management and program development.
  • Gender responsiveness.
  • Team work.
  • Networking and collaboration.

Slogan: Changing lives through education, volunteerism & empowerment..

Together we can Empower the marginalized

Our Numbers

350
Total Number of Vulnerable Children in Our Care
500
Total Number of Households We Support
350
Total Number of Women Benefiting From Our Empowerment Program
3
Total Number of Houses Built
Volunteer

Programs

Miriam Reynolds.

I was looking for a volunteer placement and my first preference was Uganda, but then this opportunity in Kampala came up and before I knew it I had contacts with …

Ferdia Donohoe.

My experience with Uganda Volunteers Foundation was amazing. I spent the best time of my life in this city meeting the most wonderful people, eating and drinking at the most …