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Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

Locations

Uganda: Entebbe, Fort Portal, Kampala and 3 other cities

Program Duration

7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 1-2 Years, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Qualifications

Community Micro finance is interested in Volunteers that have entrepreneurial skills no matter the age who can pass on or share their skills with the rural communities in Uganda.

Minimum Education

Diploma/Certification

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

See details of Program cost below

Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

- Program Fees: (USD)
- Placement Booking fee: USD 100 (non-refundable), paid upon acceptance into the program
- Fees Paid upon arrival in Uganda
1 week - USD 150
2 weeks - USD 200
3 weeks - USD 300
4 weeks - USD 400
- Any additional week - USD 100
- Airport pickup fee: USD 60

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Marketing
  • Microfinance
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

* Group financial and business management training * Work with CML and Groups and see how affordable loans can be accessed for their activities * Design approaches for recovery of loaned funds for CML or Groups * Train group members on entrepreneurship and business * Helping in project proposal writing to potential donors * Assisting the community to initiate income generating projects for sustainable development * Assisting in brand design and Risk/portfolio management for CML * Train group members in record keeping * Help do a feasibility study for the proposed new branch * Be part of the community sensitization meetings * Attending weekly and monthly meetings of the local community groups * Facilitating training, monitoring, and evaluation * Be in constant touch with the Field Officer who is the manager of the group(s) and individual borrowers * Assisting the field officers in their work of helping the groups with the financial contributions as stipulated in their group constitution and money lending to members * Checking on the eligibility of members seeking loans from the local groups * Writing weekly and monthly reports about the financial flows of the groups * Assisting in any legal requirement in case of a default by any member * Working with the group secretaries for any letters or documents needed by the groups * Assist in updating company website

Age Range

18-70

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

one month

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad

Community Microfinance Ltd is a Christian based organization. We do not require our participants to be of the same faith. Our volunteers will not be involved in religious proselytizing.