Musha Care Foundation

Community Healthcare and Medical Supporter

Kampala, Uganda show on map
Non-profit
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founded in 2001
Andrew
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Coordinator | Andrew
Coordinator | Andrew
This project is well suited to volunteers who are looking to gain international healthcare experience in placements that are underfunded and under-resourced. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The aim of this program is to increase access to quality healthcare, provide support to under-resourced local clinics and hospitals. These program offers a wide range of medical fields in and out-patient services, support to a high number of patients each day.

As a Medical volunteer, expect to work as an assistant to local doctors and nurses and you can undertake tasks that are relevant to your level of experience and qualifications. It is important to be aware that most patients speak very little English so one-to-one interaction with patients is limited.

When patients do speak English, you can expect more hands-on work if you are fully qualified.

This program is open to fully qualified doctors and nurses, as well as students who have completed at least 2 years of nursing or medical school. 

Fully qualified Paramedics, EMTs, CNAs and other healthcare professionals are also welcome to join the Medical project in Uganda. Possible fields of work include Maternity, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Cancer Screening, Family Planning, Immunizations, De-Worming, General Medicine, Gynecology and HIV/AIDS. There is also the opportunity to participate on community outreach efforts once a week. If you are specialized in a​ particular field, please provide details in your application form to assist the local ​team in placing you where you will be most effective. Keep in mind that you will need to be flexible and willing to work within other areas as needed.

Please note that once you have registered on the program, you will need to provide a copy of your qualifications and certificates to our local team in Uganda in order for an adequate medical placement to be arranged. If you are studying, please provide a copy of your academic transcript. These must be received by our local team at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival in Uganda.

During outreach work, you can use some of the practical skills you’ve learnt to provide basic healthcare to rural communities.

You’ll also gain skills that are valuable in every career, like teamwork, planning, and leadership

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows:

7.00 AM – Breakfast at the volunteer house, prepared by the local cook.

7.30 AM – Volunteers travel to their placements either by taxi or by walking. Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.

1.00 PM – Volunteers break for lunch. Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work (where applicable).

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to return to the volunteer house, plan for the following day’s activities or use their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM – Dinner at the volunteer house, prepared by a local cook.

Please note, this schedule will vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Details on Arrival

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Entebbe on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Mutungo. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Uganda prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Kampala or Entebbe on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Kampala. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Uganda – Introduction to Uganda, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics (Luganda), Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Free-time activities

There is no shortage of things to do in Kampala or further afield in Uganda, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town. Uganda is a popular tourist location for gorilla trekking as well as game safaris and bird-watching. There are beautiful national parks and great opportunities for adventure activities such as white water rafting. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Uganda and neighboring countries such as Kenya and Tanzania

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication skills.
Interpersonal relationship
Self motivation
Ability to work without supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Musha Care Foundation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In Country Supervision
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Internet
  • Local travel
  • Induction and supervision
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Entebbe on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Uganda prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Kampala or Entebbe on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base . Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Uganda – Introduction to Uganda, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics (Luganda), Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Accommodation

The volunteer house accommodates up to 10 volunteers and you can expect to share a bedroom with 1 or other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house​ ​​is​ ​safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the volunteer house, however it is common for power or water to occasionally be cut off in Uganda. Bedding is provided and you will​ just​​ ​need to bring your own towel. It is recommended that you bring your own mosquito net and these can be purchased in Uganda if you prefer to save space in your luggage. There are staff who clean the accommodation throughout the week, however volunteers are required to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.

WiFi is available at the volunteer house, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Uganda. The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within 5 minutes of the volunteer house.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of meal times, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical Ugandan stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Uganda also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples. Bottled drinking water is readily available in Uganda and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 760
3 weeks
$ 1,010
4 weeks
$ 1,390
5 weeks
$ 1,640
6 weeks
$ 1,890
7 weeks
$ 2,140
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,190
Average fees
$ 323 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Uganda  Kampala, Off Kla -Ebb Highway 2km Seguku-Katale Road

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