Childline Uganda (CU) is a community based grassroots Ugandan non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of people within the rural and urban communities of Uganda infected and affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Volunteer opportunities available:
- Program Coordinators
- Assistant Teachers
- Business Educator/Consultant (women empowerment in Business Development and many others )
- HIV/AIDS Educators, Youth HIV/AIDS Educators
- After class school Sports Coach
- Art, Music, Dance and Drama Trainers
- HIV/AIDS Educators and carers
- Identifying homes with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), Community mobilization and awareness rising on the need for a supportive environment for PLWHAs, Identifying, selecting, and training of community-based volunteers, Planning for tasks for the volunteers and establishment of contacts with the AIDS patients in the community, Support supervision to Community-Based Volunteers, Referrals to health units of patients that need professional/biomedical services, Community members and people living with HIV/AIDS are involved in regular meetings for continuing their participation, support and sustainability of Childline Uganda activities, On-going home visit for nursing care, counseling and health education to households with people living with HIV/AIDS. involving educating the women about the various ways of preventing the spread of HIV, mobilizing them for HIV testing, giving out free condoms and encouraging them to pass the information to their male counterparts/ partners.
- Empowering the disadvantaged communities in the income generating: We have been in position to educate our communities on planning, establishing and managing of their small businesses or income generating activities in their households, the major aim for is that these small businesses can generate some/enough income for saving and a times are in position to meet their other social needs.
- Mityana Reachout programme (MRP); this program run by Childline Uganda in Mityana district, Uganda. We are committed to breaking the cycle of Tuberculosis (TB) by providing loving, care and support to people infected and affected by Tuberculosis (TB). This is done through educating people in the community about the dangers or effects of Tuberculosis (TB), home based care visits to the families with Tuberculosis (TB) patients— especially children and women. The activities in this programme activities include; provision of counseling, support and care to people infected and affected by T.B-disease, conducting adherence monitoring to all people infected by T.B and are enrolled for T.B drugs ,conducting outreaches to all families of people infected and affected by T.B-disease, identification of TB patients and refer reported TB signs or case to the regional hospital, reducing stigma and discrimination among families of people infected and affected by T.B-disease, conducting community, mobilizations, sensitization, education and awareness about TB disease as a prevention strategy (among HIV positive people and the entire community)
- Today for Tomorrow Programme(TTP), all activities in this programme aim at supporting and caring for children who are infected with HIV and their families, children are supported with counseling and care, home and school visits, adherence monitoring to promote good adherence to drugs, supporting children with scholastic materials (like books, pencils, pens and others) in order to stay in school, supporting these children with life skills, health talks (positive living), reducing stigma and discrimination among these children through psychosocial support and counseling and also involving them in dance drama and other games.
- Naama Psychosocial Counseling Project (NPCP), Childline Uganda is currently implementing a project on providing psychosocial counseling to orphans in Naama parish/community in Busimbi Sub County
- Shout Out Youth Programme:it promotes sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth in schools and communities CHILDLINE Uganda is part of this collaborative work with schools and communities. The overall purpose of this activity were to intervene effectively in the prevention and reducing of the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV) and unwanted pregnancies by changing sexual- and reproductive behaviours among adolescents in schools in Mityana town
- HIV/AIDS education, Mobilization and Sensitization: Several HIV/AIDS Education sessions In the communities, HIV/AIDS Treatment Literacy awareness and education is also provided to families and the community to enhance community understanding and support of HAART.
- Home based care and counseling: Registered clients acts as our entry point into their homes/families. Counseling inform of care has been provided to both the clients and family members to enhance support towards the clients. Counselors facilitate during home care. This is an outreach activity; under this partners are helped to accept each others sero-status. Knowing ones sero-status contributes to prevention, support and care for many people in the community. On addition to that, also nutrition education is given to our clients and their caregivers in the family during these visits to support HAART treatment and at the same time to improve on nutritional needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (their patient).
- Child Support Program:orphaned and vulnerable children are supported with scholastic materials which included books, pens and pencils,school fees, clothing,psychosocial support/counseling and care
- Adult LIteracy Program; this program fights iliteracy among the adults in the community in order for them to know how to read and write
- Child Rescue Program: this fights for the rights of children who are abused in different categories, it rescues them from their places and locates them to a rescue home.
- Can help in teaching the primary and high school classes, teaching games, music, dance, mathematics, reading, geography, science, history, biology, physics, chemistry, agriculture and other health science, arts and crafts, or English
- Volunteers may be tasked to work with our local based staff to: hold meetings with the micro-group member’s to discuss challenges and solutions to challenges. In addition, volunteers help in training and identifying of more skills to the supported groups that they may require for the better running of their businesses
- Help in fundraising for the organization on specific projects, connects and looks for the organization different partners who can support the organization programs financially
Skills required for these activities:
Should have any skills related to marketing, communication, negotiation, audibility, good writing skills. He/she is also expected to at least have good presentation skills, training/ facilitating skills, leadership skills, project management skills,
Project work is normally Monday-Friday; hours vary from 5-6 hours per day. The total hours that you are expected to be “on the job”, in various activities, is 20-30 hours per week. However, there are some cases where it is extended up to the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)
It is also expected that volunteers are to participate in all activities of the organisation like health, social-economic security, human rights, education, nutrition, and psychosocial support.
Period: Year round
Languages: English preferably and Swahili
Who can volunteer? Age requirements (i.e. children, teenagers, adults or seniors)
Individuals must be at least 18 years and above but should be in good health.
Commitment: 1 month minimum
Cost: British Pound £400 per month