Volunteer in Uganda doing Conservation Work

Volunteer in Uganda doing Conservation Work

ENVenture

Kampala, Uganda
ENVenture empowers rural Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to learn business skills to launch sustainable clean energy enterprises.
Environment Development
Accommodation

African ark development foundation Uganda is community based organizational founded to help local communities in education for development to realize changes for growth and publicity to reduce poverty in the area.
Agriculture Animals Childcare

Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF) a registered tourism Non-Governmental Organization – NGO (Reg. No. S.5914/11282) that strives for the conservation of biodiversity and development of rural Uganda communities in high tourism potential areas.
Education Environment Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

Real Agency for Community Development(RACD)

Endiinzi Town Council, Ankole Region, Uganda
We aim to assist communities to improve their livelihood by putting up sustainable income generating activities like milk coolers, grinding machines, mobilising and sensitizing young people about sexual Reproductive health, rights and responsibilities and etc
Development
Accommodation Meals

RURAL FAMILY CARE

Kasese, Uganda
We are a charity organisation working in health and Youth Empowement
Agriculture Childcare Environment
Accommodation Meals

CIIRD is a community based organisation in Uganda improving lives of rural poor people in Uganda through innovative and sustainable solutions.
Agriculture Childcare Environment
Accommodation Meals

Soft Power Education

Jinja, Uganda
Soft Power Education is working with communities in Uganda with a mission of “Improving quality of life through education” and vision for “An empowered and self-sustaining society taking responsibility for its own development."
Education Environment Healthcare

ONE VILLAGE UGANDA

KABALE, Uganda
we are a non profit organization improving community livelihood through agriculture,education and tourism for a sustainable income.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Latest Reviews


A challenging, rewarding and inspiring experience reviewed by Mark Kelleher
"I spent 3 months in Western Uganda working as an ENVenture Business Development Fellow, and I can honestly say that it has been one of the best professional experiences of my life so far.

I was placed with an established CBO (Community-Based Organisation) that had a history of social impact, environmental stewardship and promotion of clean energy alternatives. My role at the CBO was to take their organisation's experience, their skills and talents, and assist them with the creation of a new profit-making commercial venture, selling clean energy goods in a rural, largely off-grid environment.

To be clear, we created an entrepreneurial business based on profit incentives, but the founding principles of this company were deeply rooted in the local community, in ensuring that the products for sale offered efficiency-savings for the users, adhered to strict environmental standards and outperformed established, 'dirty' alternatives.

To be sure, not everything about this volunteering experience was easy. In addition to needing experience and knowledge of the clean-energy and energy access sectors, candidates need to be business-minded, and either come in to the project with a degree in business, or ideally, experience working in start-ups and/or small businesses. What is really needed is flexibility, motivation and maneuverability as you will face many challenges, diverse contexts and need to think on your feet and have a quick, problem-solving approach to your duties.

But if this does sound like you, what you will gain from the experience is three months in which you will co-manage your own project, establish a new ethical business in a young and fast-moving industry, have a set of concrete and sustainable deliverables and a set of fantastic, long-term working and social relationships with your CBO, with the other fellows on your project and within the industry.

As I said at the top of this review, taking part in the ENVenture Business Development Fellowship has been an incredible rewarding experience. If you enjoy a challenge, if you want to grow your skills and if you want to make a positive difference then apply!"
on 08/06/2017