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Understand your role and responsibilities as well as the rules and safety regulations of the organization.

Complete the relevant training and ask questions if you are uncertain about anything. 

Complete all duties assigned by the Supervisor and report any issues immediately.

Observe the rules and safety regulations of the organisation while carrying out tasks.

Arrive on time for duty and remain professional in your interactions with all stakeholders.

Make recommendations for improvement where feasible and appropriate.

Deliver presentations or reports if necessary.

Communicate with the Supervisor or relevant stakeholders when you are running late or unable to fulfil your duties.

Completion of relevant training might be required.

A willingness to learn and work as part of a team.

A high degree of professionalism and the ability to follow instructions.

Respect and diligence.

Good time management and reliable transport.

A personable manner.


In the heart of East Africa lies Uganda, a country known for its rich cultural diversity, warm hospitality, and breath-taking landscapes. However, amid the beauty, there are stories of resilience, strength, and hope that unfold every day in the lives rural and refugee communities. The call to action is clear: become a catalyst for change and join us in making a meaningful impact as a volunteer with Rural Smiles Foundation in Uganda.

Why Uganda?
Uganda is not only renowned for its natural beauty but also for its commitment to hosting refugees with open arms. The country has a long-standing tradition of providing sanctuary to those fleeing conflict and persecution. As a volunteer, you’ll be immersed in a unique cultural tapestry while working towards a noble cause.

The Urgency of the Situation:
Refugees in Uganda face a myriad of challenges, from limited access to education and healthcare to the struggle for economic empowerment. By volunteering, you become an agent of change, contributing to the rebuilding of lives and communities shattered by conflict and displacement.

Your Role as a Volunteer:
Educational Empowerment: Many refugee children have limited access to quality education. As a volunteer, you can support teaching programs, mentorship initiatives, and language learning classes to empower young minds.
Health and Well-being: Refugees often lack access to adequate healthcare. Your role may involve assisting in medical outreach programs, organizing health workshops, or providing psychosocial support to those affected by trauma.
Livelihood Improvement: Economic empowerment is key to rebuilding lives. Volunteers can contribute by assisting in vocational training programs, entrepreneurial workshops, or supporting income-generating projects.

Advocacy and Awareness: Raise awareness about the challenges refugees face and advocate for their rights. Social media campaigns, blog posts, and community engagement activities can make a significant impact.

What You Gain as a Volunteer:

Cross-Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in Uganda’s vibrant culture while interacting with diverse communities and forging lifelong connections.
Professional Development: Enhance your skills in areas such as teaching, healthcare, community development, and advocacy, gaining valuable experience for your future endeavors.
Personal Growth: Volunteering in a refugee context is a transformative experience that broadens your perspective, fosters empathy, and deepens your understanding of global issues.