Volunteer with Innovative Youth with Action Uganda

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda

Soroti, Uganda, Africa

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) is a non-profit organization that promotes empowerment of poor, marginalized and vulnerable people for sustainable change through facilitating access to skills development, women empowerment, human rights, livelihoods and agriculture

We believe sustainable development and transformation are essential to ensuring the creation of well-founded initiatives that empower poor, marginalized and vulnerable people to change their lives and communities. We work to empower them with the tools and knowledge they need that will allow them to overcome the many challenges they face and focus on creating innovative sustainable business initiatives. It is such well-founded initiatives that create jobs and, in turn, ensure a lasting more prosperous society. As the widely-repeated adage has taught us, IYAU will help provide the hook, or access to it, that then empowers and allows the people to fish for themselves.

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) is a non-profit organization that promotes empowerment of poor, marginalized and vulnerable people for sustainable change through facilitating access to skills development, entreprenuership, environmental sustainability, income generation and job creation, Education, HIV/AIDS services, Vulnerable children care and support services, Human rights advocacy, Basic Health care Services, Peace Building, Zero tolerance to Gender Based violence, and sustainable agricultural practices.We have built experience in leadership and entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDs services, Vulnerable children Care and support, Entreprenuership and Skills development, Environment and climate change, human rights advocacy, Enterprise development, women empowerment, sustainable agriculture, innovative approaches to women and youth participation, thus creating opportunities for alternative sources of livelihood, HIV free generation, Job creation and entrepreneurship development, in order to contribute to social transformation in Uganda

IYAU was founded on the premise that it is critical to elevate poor, marginalized and vulnerable people’s needs and ambitions to take responsibility for their communities. All of the organisation’s work aims to contribute to a society that supports and embraces the self-assurance of the youth and their communities.

The Direct beneficiaries of IYAU Services and products are: Vulnerable Children, People Living with HIV/AIDS, Youth, female sex workers, Ex-prisoners and inmates, Persons with Disabilities, Women and Girls, Ex-prisoners, inmates, Child marriage survivors, Child headed families, HIV + Youth and Children, and widows. IYAU works with churches, human rights activists and defenders, schools, peer educators, community based groups, prisons, Police, Local leaders, health facilities, Community Volunteers and Village health teams.

Transformation and sustainable growth amongst poor, marginalized and vulnerable people

To be a Local NGO that is committed to accessing opportunities to better the lives of the most poor, marginalised and vulnerable people

To engage the communities in developing an empowered and socio-economic society

Aims and Objectives
• Improve the health of vulnerable communities by addressing issues that undermine their good health such as access to health services, counselling services, safe water, sanitation and management of preventable and treatable diseases.
• To promote formal education, vocational training, life skills and human rights awareness to vulnerable communities to help them cope with life challenges.
• To increase household incomes among vulnerable communities through programmes that ensure self-reliance and sustainability.

*Please note that we do not work with institutionalized children.

Our Activities

What We Need

Programme development, crowdfunding, education, health, Fundraising for various projects, Grants writing, Social media marketing, Agriculture development training's, training women on functional adult literacy, training school girls on menstrual hygiene management, provision of health care camps

Any time of the year since most of our activities run through-out the year
3 months, but Volunteers have a right/wish to extend/reduce their time of stay with the organization.

What We Provide


Our staffs can host a volunteer but they should cater for their meals and these will be negotiated

Important Info

Suitable For

Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups

Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

5 to 10 people


the weeky costs fee will cover for meals (break fast, Lunch and dinner). Volunteers are also requested to cost share with host staff water and electricity amount to $14 per months. For volunteer who like socialising, we have the nearby beach, swimming pool, dancing's, tourism. This costs for these will be provided on volunteer request. Transport from Entebbe International Airport to Kampala by special hire is $28 and from kampala to Soroti by bus is $7


Watch Us



Help out from Home

Create/Update our Website
Social Media Help
Grant Writing

We need volunteers who can work at home with us and help us in fundraising, Social media presence, research and grant writing. They are also welcome to visit our organisation. We envision a world where volunteerism and giving back is the priority of the people.

Your Contact Person

Joseph Apetu
Plot 99C, Old Mbale Road, Pamba, Soroti Municipality, Uganda, Soroti, Uganda.

Other Information

we need volunteers who can help us update our website and create new one and also those who are wiling to help us in fundraising using various platforms

Our Wish List

Computers, motorcycles, Field Van, Laptops, printers, scanners, video camera, toiling machines for fashion and design, used clothes for vulnerable children

What are you waiting for?

We at Innovative Youth with Action Uganda would love to hear from you!