Come Volunteer With Us in Uganda!

Sunrise offers a mutually beneficial exchange program where volunteers learn a new culture and approach to life. Share skills, honor diversity, create positive change and build meaningful relationships within our community.

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“My time at Sunrise has been filled with joyful discoveries, constant learning and deep connections. I have laughed and loved and found more of who I am here. There’s something extra special about Sunrise, and I’m a better person because of this place and these people.” ~ Maggies Besh volunteer and primary/grade 5 teacher at Sunrise School

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There are so many ways to get involved at Sunrise. Volunteer and supporter Todd Herman (right) put together this playful animation video with a group of Sunrise students. He spent a week teaching and co-creating and everyone was so excited with the results. Thank you Todd for sharing your talents and inspiring our kids!

Grace Family HEalth Centre

Midwives, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists and other medical professionals are invited to join us in providing holistic, compassionate care to the 8 villages in our service area.  Medical volunteers will provide direct clinical care alongside our qualified team and support the work of our existing staff.

Requirements include:

  • Degree from an accredited institution and an active medical license

  • Minimum 3 years work experience / international or cross cultural experience is an asset but not a requirement

  • Recent child welfare and criminal record check

  • A note confirming medical and mental health from a health professional

  • Desire to work collaboratively and in a non-judgmental mannner

  • Self awareness and ability to use respectful engagement techniques based on cultural humility

  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment

  • Minimum 3 week commitment although consideration will be given for specific health related projects of shorter duration

  • Ability to live in a low resource, rural setting with shared housing and meals

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Sunrise SChool

Teachers, childcare workers, social workers, education assistants, activists, artisans and therapists are invited to join the energetic team at Sunrise School.   Motivated and innovative post secondary students are also welcome to learn and grow with us. All volunteers are hands-on and work directly in the classrooms.

Requirements include:

  • Degree or diploma from an accredited institution / students may provide a letter of recommendation from their institution

  • Recent child welfare and criminal record checks

  • A note confirming medical and mental health from a health professional

  • Desire to commit to youth development, life long learning and a growth mindset

  • Self awareness and the ability to use respectful engagement techniques based on cultural humility

  • Enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and a growth mindset

  • Minimum 3 week commitment

  • Ability to live in a low resource, rural setting with shared housing and meals

Placement fees

Volunteers are required to pay a fee of US$700 per month ($175 per week), which will go towards covering all costs associated with upkeep. We want to ensure a safe and meaningful and experience.  The remaining fees are directed to program operations as part of our model for local sustainability.  By volunteering you are helping ensure continuity of care in our community. 

WHAT YOUR PLACEMENT FEE INCLUDES

  • Volunteer resource handbook

  • Single, self contained room on-site at the clinic with running water, electricity and a fully equipped kitchen

  • Shared meals on working days (breakfast and lunch)

  • Laundry services

  • Pick up and drop off at Entebbe Airport

  • Full support from local staff and parent volunteers

  • Weekly meetings with our on-site Operations Officer

  • A friendly and cooperative working environment

  • A lesson in plant medicine from one of our local traditional herbalists

  • Home visit to one of our program beneficiaries

WHAT YOUR PLACEMENT FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flight and travel expenses

  • In country transportation costs

  • Ugandan Tourist visa ($50)

  • Dinner costs / additional refreshments & food

  • Midwifery registration in Uganda ($100)

  • Medical insurance (mandatory)

Thank you for your interest. Please fill in the form below and submit for consideration. Kindly include information about diplomas/degrees, training, experience and all other relevant information. We will review and reply shortly.

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