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Medical Volunteer (overseas)

Health and wellbeing

Medical Volunteer (overseas)

Nurture Africa


At a Glance

  • Start Date:05/06/2020
  • End Date:07/08/2020
  • Closing date:31/05/2020
  • Post Updated:30/09/2019
  • Min Hours:NA
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:Academic Medical background mandatory


We are now accepting applications for summer 2020 programme, which includes a 3 week placement in Uganda during June, July, and August.

3 Week Options:

Placement 1: 5th- 26thJune (Student only placement)

Placement 2: 26thJune - 17thJuly (Students & professionals)

Placement 3: 17thJuly - 7thAugust (Students & professionals)


The focus of all of our volunteer placements is two-fold:

1. The placement is geared towards using your skills to assist our staff in Uganda to build upon the work that is already in place. This sustainable approach has been adopted to contribute meaningfully to the work we do with communities in Uganda.

2. Secondly, participants must engage in the programme activities structured to increase awareness and understand global challenges. This includes pre departure programmes, placement in Uganda, and upon returning home. We believe that volunteers can be a voice of truth for people in the Global South and challenge assumptions within Irish society.


The Application Process:

  • Step 1: Fill out application form (
  • Step 2: Attend an informal interview (Decision on placement will be made within a week's time)
  • Step 3: Complete documentation process to secure place on the programme 
  • Step 4: Fund raise; participate in pre-departure programme days; 3 weeks placement in Uganda; debriefing after return

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Placement Activities:

1. Working as part of the Nurture Africa Healthcare team in our health centre alongside other medical volunteers

2. Facilitate medical workshops for local Nurture Africa staff and partner health centre staff

3. Community First Aid Workshop for partner school children/ staff with the goal of enabling individuals to act promptly and correctly in case of accidents and emergencies in homes or schools

4. Community home visits with our community workers to families who are on the HIV Healthcare Project

5. Community sustainable livelihood visit to understand NA's support to guardians of children from the HIV Community & Education Enablement Projects

6. Library Outreach Sessions with 30 partner primary schools in Wakiso and Mubende districts of Uganda

7. Community Farming is a concept developed by Nurture Africa that provides nutritional supplement to families supported by the Nurture Africa HIV Healthcare project

8. Educational talks participation in sessions by the District Health Officer, District Education Officer, Head of Nurture Africa Child Protection and Counselling Department, etc. The interactive Q&A sessions allows volunteers to better understand the ground reality within our works of operation and explore challenges and successes of development work

Skills required for this role:

  • Respectful
  • Team player
  • Empathetic
  • Openness
  • Reliable and committed 
  • Innovative
  • Good organisational skills

Details of time commitment needed for role:
- Pre-departure programme days (two Saturdays; full days) - Three weeks placement in Uganda - Debriefing (Saturday; full day)

Minimum time commitment per week:
8 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, interviews, references, transcript of academic background.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Michelle Hesso

Address: Nurture Africa, 54, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, Ireland


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