Rural Women Health Volunteer

We are looking for women volunteers to provide health education, maternal and child nutrition to our rural women groups and make life-long friends.


We are excited to get your placement under way where you will explore the beauty of Uganda and experience local culture.

Our volunteer programs are based in Ntoroko and Kabarole districts. In these areas, 98% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. The poverty experienced in this area is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities, voluntary HIV counseling and testing, as well as basic affordable education for the children.

Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of rural Uganda. Volunteering in Uganda is a way to totally immerse yourself in Ugandan culture. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference.

Volunteering opportunities are available in rural village of Uganda.

Have the opportunity to provide education for AIDS orphans, help families to gain economic independence and help to educate the community about health/environment/tourism/cultural issues.

Have the 24/7 support from a non profit organisation since 2007 that will provide you with an affordable and rewarding placement.

Be a part of progressive non profit organisation that has helped women and children in need.

Make a long-term impact in your community of choice - it's not just a vacation.

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Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Ntoroko Rural Development are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Volunteers will have an opportunity for a game drive at semliki national park, during the drive you may see animals like Elephant, Bush pig, Water Chevrotain, Buffalo, Sitatunga, Dwarf Antelope among others, get to visit the sempaya hot springs too.

You can also go for chimpanzee tracking. During trekking you may spot other primates like the Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Vervet, Red-tailed and Mona, Gentle Monkeys, Olive Baboon and Guereza Colobus, De Brazza’s Monkeys, you may also spot birds like the Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, African Piculet, Gabon Woodpecker, Red-sided Broadbill, White-throated Blue Swallow, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Sassi’s Olive, Xavier’s, Swamp, Simple and Eastern Bearded Greenbuls, Yellow-throated Nicator, Capuchin Babbler, Northern Bearded Scrub Robin, Forest and Grey Ground Thrushes, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Brown-crowned Eremomela, Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher, and the Ituri Batis and noctunals including the African Goshawk, Red-thighed and Great Sparrows, Ayres Hawk-Eagle and Cassin’s Spinetail among others. Add cultural visits to the local communities and crater lakes tour with stunning views of beautiful sceneries. Go shopping as well.



What's included?
Accommodation, Local tax
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.

Each room is equipped with mattresses, pillows, bedding, all day hot water is available on request, double bed, external toilet, and mosquito net and a fantastic private relaxing area in front of the hostel. The facilities are not ensuite but clean and well maintained

Bedroom (Single) Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages

Local dishes are provided but continental dishes can be provided upon request from our community chef

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
30 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Fort Portal/Uganda between 2 weeks and 30 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Ntoroko Rural Development 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 Ntoroko Rural Development 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

Check out first

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.
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Fort Portal, 256 Fort Portal, Uganda
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