• Volunteer on health projects: KACOP reaches out to the vulnerable communities with a team of volunteers for 2-3 days a week to organize health workshops. KACOP aims to fight diseases by educating the communities in Wakiso Sub County on awareness and prevention. Drawing from the education seminars and resources from the Uganda Ministry of Health training programs, this objective is achieved through the exchange of knowledge in seminars, working together in organized camps, and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) programs. Topics discussed in the seminars range from Malaria control, family planning, to HIV/AIDS and cancer.
• Volunteer within Community Sanitation Projects: KACOP team engages into programs and projects which improve the sanitation of rural people. This includes cleaning of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education on a healthy life style. Join the team and help in improving the poor conditions of sanitation in vulnerable communities.
• Community outreach: Includes home visits to vulnerable children caregivers like single mothers, elderly, disabled, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep company, offer relief, and assess needs.
• Administration: You can participate in any of our administrative tasks such as; Budgeting, fundraising, communication, M&E, project planning, social work, and marketing etc.
• Community Development: Mobilize vulnerable communities to start income generating initiatives for self-reliance. You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged.
All year round
1 Week to six month
KACOP enables volunteers to get to know Africa in particular Uganda from a different perspective, to meet the locals and have an insight into their culture, learn new skills, gain international understanding, make new friends while giving back to the community; thus, the mutual rewards for the volunteers, communities and the organization.
Skills a volunteer will attain include but not limited to; working as part of a team, Cultural diversity and international understanding, Cross-cultural exchange and cooperation, global citizen cooperation, Communication, Problem-solving, adaptability and Leadership.
What to expect on arrival to Uganda: When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to project site. From that point our volunteers spend between 1 to 2 days in our orientation program. This orientation provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of KACOP (organization culture, programs, staffs, working environment, beneficiary communities, accommodation, food, past, current and future projects, programs, timetables, partners, regular follow up support and general organization management.
Design our logo and graphics to help the organization image look smart.
update social medial and website and help to market the organization online in order to drive traffic.
Design and implement Fundraising strategy to meet annual budget
research, write and submit grant applications to potential donors and funders.
Kalambi Community Outreach Project (KACOP) is a not-for-profit community based organization that responds to the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children and their families in Wakiso sub county, Wakiso district, Uganda. KACOP core program areas are: economic strengthening of vulnerable households through livelihood skills training that equip selected children and their families initiate income generating activities. KACOP also provides formal education support and basic healthcare to most critically vulnerable children below 18 years.
Vision of KACOP: To have a society in Uganda were marginalized children and their families lead a dignified and productive life through increased household income and access to basic health and education services.
Mission of KACOP is to enable marginalized children and their families attain social and personal development through sustainable livelihood, basic medical care and formal education support that help them become positive influence in Ugandan Society.
Previous international development field work experience is highly desirable
Specialized skills that would be valued by a small NGO
Experience working with people who are traditionally socially-excluded groups such as, people with HIV/AIDS, women, and children.
Strong inter-personal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
Good organization skills
Knowledge in word and excel programs
Ability to adapt to a diverse type of tasks
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure
Ability to work independently
Interest in volunteering
A desire for a career in international development
20 laptops are needed to help youth lean computer
2 printers needed to help with office work
5 motorcycles needed to help community volunteers with community outreach work
Please send a package to: Kalambi community outreach project , P.O BOX 35778 Kampala Uganda, East Africa.