Health Awareness Promoter

The Uganda Medical Volunteer Placement encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed.

The Uganda Medical Volunteer Placement encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed. This project aims to promote health awareness and to increase healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting general health education and is ideally suited to individuals who come from a medical background. 

Health and medical projects are so rewarding for volunteers who are interested in improving public health and supporting local clinics and hospitals. Become a volunteer today, and create positive change in deprived areas, as well gain hands-on work experience.

Volunteers in this field work in health institutions— public or community health centres and hospitals; and health camps for prearranged schedule— responsible to distribute medicine, consult with citizens about health care, raise awareness of health and sanitation in the community. Participant’s role can range from observational to direct patient assistance, depending on their level of knowledge: outpatient department services (OPD); mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)— blood tests checking for anemia-based conditions; consultations; dispensing medications; injections/immunization; community outreach; antenatal services; psychology and social works; deliveries; and family planning etc.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Education Requirements
medical at University level
Required Documents
CV, academic transcripts and academic certificate
Other Skills
To join medical care project, you must have certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Uganda? Volunteer World directly connects you with Africa Sustainable Tourism

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Free-time activities

As part of your experience, in the majority of our longer term projects, we give you the chance to take part in a range of different adventure activities.Uganda is a large and extremely diverse country in terms of both culture and nature. For three days you can undertake a safari that ushers you in the vast Bwindi Impenetrable National for Gorilla Trekking or the Murchison Falls National Park for Uganda Wildlife Tour or the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park for Uganda Bird Watching, or the Kibale National Park for Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking. You can also take a journey for Cultural Tour from Central to Eastern Uganda, to tour Kampala the Capital City of Uganda, Buganda and Busoga Kingdom, or to Western Uganda, to tour Bunyoro, Toro and Ankole royal monarchy, tradition and culture. The adventures will provide you with a break from your project, a chance to see your host country from a different perspective, and time to maybe live out a few dreams!



What's included?
What is included in the fees?
• Administration costs
• Airport pick up and airport transfers
• Half day orientation
• 3 meals a day 7 days a week
• Program supervision – field guide
• 24 hours 7 days a week local staff support
• In-country emergency support
• Letter of completion
What is not included the Program fee:
• Local Transportation
• flights
• Visa costs
• personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• medical expenses
• Return Airport Drop(Can be arranged at an extra cost)
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

When you arrive in your new country you will be met either by a member of ASTCF staff, or by a member of staff from your project. Either way we will make sure there is someone to give you a warm welcome and guide you through the transport systems to your accommodation.


Volunteers Guest House – In this accommodation settings, volunteers live together but in self-contained private rooms. These can be the most fun places to stay, and also the most diverse when you mix together several different cultures.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
2 days (min. stay)
1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks
24 days (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 days and 24 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Africa Sustainable Tourism will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Africa Sustainable Tourism during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Uganda

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Uganda. Please check the visa regulations for Uganda.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Uganda and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Uganda.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Entebbe (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
What can you do in leisure-time in Uganda while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Uganda upfront.
Lwanga Zone LC1, Kibuye Parish, Makindye Division West Constituency , P.O. Box 29523, Kampala, Uganda – East Africa, Kampala, Uganda