HIV/AIDS Prevention Educator

RWEYOWA is in need of volunteers to help with HIV/AIDS education and HIV counseling and testing to reduce the spread of the virus in the community.

RWEYOWA welcomes passionate volunteers to get involved in our HIV/AIDS education and HIV counseling and testing interventions in the community. RWEYOWA conducts HIV/AIDS education/sensitization activities and this is where we go into schools and talk to the young people (usually above 10 years) about HIV/AIDS. We distribute literature and try to encourage dialogue and open discussion about HIV/AIDS. These young people always have a ton of questions and we always end up learning just as much from them as they do from us. International volunteers work alongside our RWEYOWA Health Educators to implement this program. The volunteer tasks include among others;

  • Assisting with planning/coordinating the in-school HIV/AIDS education sessions
  • Developing appropriate HIV/AIDS questionnaires to assess the in-school young people’s HIV/AIDS knowledge
  • Conducting open discussions/sessions with the in-school young people about HIV/AIDS
  • Writing post-activity report

RWEYOWA also conducts HIV counseling and testing outreaches in the community, through which people access free HIV testing to know their status. Volunteers are needed to help with the following tasks among others;

  • Assisting with planning/coordinating of HIV counseling and testing clinics
  • Community mobilization
  • Registering and guiding clients during the clinics
  • Assisting laboratory technicians
  • Writing post-activity report

NOTE: We emphasize team-work and in most cases, our international volunteers work alongside the RWEYOWA local team members.

In addition to the above activities, volunteers are free to get involved in any of our other programs/projects that match their interests. These include; community outreach/home-visits to clients affected/infected with HIV/AIDS, community-based HIV/AIDS baseline surveys/research, orphan support/sponsorship, among other community health and development interventions.

We acknowledge the fact that there are many things you can't learn at school; you can only experience them in real life. Come and experience with us in Uganda (Africa).

We work to empower our volunteers with different skills which can be useful in any number of situations through RWEYOWA interventions, we believe by the time you complete your placement you're able to successfully set up yourself in any country. Developing skills for your future work and education, being more aware of yourself and to realize that there are no limits to what you can do and making decisions on your own.

By the end of the volunteer period, volunteers will be prepared to make a difference at any level and to take on the challenge that the next stage of life will present.

At the end of a successful volunteer placement at RWEYOWA, we award a certificate of volunteering as a token of appreciation for the voluntary service offered, and we always give recommendations/serve as reference whenever requested by the volunteer.

At RWEYOWA, we make volunteering simple and fun. Volunteering with RWEYOWA is many things; "interesting", "educational" "fulfilling" and "eye-opening". Besides the organization program activities, our days are filled with random open discussions, local celebrations, and sightseeing.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
Any subjects at A minimum of high school diploma level
Required Documents
Letter of Motivation
Other Skills
Passion and positivity are the major requirements. No specific special skills required but ideally, a volunteer should have; a good level of spoken and written English, and good communication skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

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Free-time activities

During weekends and public holidays, volunteer are free to get involved in a number of leisure activities;

Hiking- This is an out-door leisure activity, and volunteers are free to take a walk in our natural environments.

Safari/Zoo- Uganda is one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. One could liken it to the biblical "Garden of Eden" with its lush green vegetation, breathtaking landscape and amazing array of plant and animals. For those volunteers seeking an adventure while in Uganda will be free to enjoy that during the weekends. However, the costs involved are a volunteer's responsibility.

Museum- The Uganda Museum is found in Kampala, and is the oldest Museum in East Africa. It displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage. Among the collections in the Uganda Museum are playable musical instruments, hunting equipments, weaponry, archaeology, and entomology. This would also be a perfect place for the volunteer to spend his/her free time while in Uganda.

Concert/Music- Many music concerts are in Kampala especially on weekends, and volunteers interested in music are free to attend.

Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera

Services

What's included?
This program fee covers volunteer's accommodation costs, airport pick up, and food at home for the time spent with RWEYOWA. The program fees doesn't cover volunteer's flight fares, visa, and insurance.
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
Accommodation

The host family shares responsibility of volunteer's safety and welfare. This arrangement also ensures that volunteers have the opportunity to learn about Ugandan culture by living with a Ugandan family. It is just a few minutes walk from home to the RWEYOWA office. A bedroom is provided with bedding. Toilets and bath shelters with running water are provided.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are provided at home. Because of the nature of our work, we usually have lunch from wherever the lunch time finds us during working days. On weekends, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided at home. It is homemade local (African) food.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
2 days (min. stay)
$200
1 week
$900
2 weeks
$1600
3 weeks
$2300
4 weeks
$3000
5 weeks
$3700
48 days (max. stay)
$4800

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 days and 48 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. RWEYOWA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$700/week
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 RWEYOWA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Airport
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
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Kalibbala Road, Namasuba Central Zone, Off Entebbe Highway, 256 Kampala, Uganda