Am from US and worked with the Medical and Healthcare program for three good months.
Are you looking for the Volunteering opportunity of your dreams and one that falls under your area of study? At the beginning of this year, I said to some family and friends that it would be a dream come true to find a volunteer opportunity in Uganda, and so one day I came across the Uganda Volunteers Foundation and they put it all together, Volunteering as a health worker and promoter in Ugandan communities and Kajjansi Health center, Finding UVF was one of the greatest opportunities I’ve ever experienced. From the friendly welcome at the airport and the diverse accommodations, to the program activities all throughout Kampala and the volunteering itself, I not only gained professional skills but I lived in a community that I will never forget. I met people from all over the world there, and because of UVF it felt like I was truly at home, even though I was many miles away from my actual home. The program opened my eyes to living and working overseas in ways that I’d never understood before, being that they help you adapt to a foreign culture, a new lifestyle and incredible food, which doesn’t take much adapting to if you’re a foodie like me! It’s taking a chance for sure, but more importantly, you will walk away with unforgettable memories, long-lasting friendships and communication skills you might only achieve by studying, volunteering and working abroad.