Seva: the concept of service for others with no thought of recognition or reward. To truly be seva, a person must do the service selflessly, with no ego, and with no hope for a particular outcome.
Shanti Uganda’s volunteer program is open to student interns, development practitioners & specialists, midwives, doulas, health & birth educators, yoga teachers, permaculture experts, and anyone who is passionate about service, social justice and community-based development.
Current Volunteer Positions
Shanti Uganda is seeking a Volunteer Midwife to support our Ugandan midwives and staff and volunteer on site at the Shanti Uganda Birth House for a duration of 4-6 months. Regular Volunteer Fee will be waived and Midwife will be provided with accommodation onsite at the Shanti Uganda Volunteer House.
See link for additional information: Shanti Uganda – Volunteer Midwife
Current Internship Positions
The following 4-6 month internship positions are available on an ongoing basis throughout the year in the fall, winter and summer seasons:
Women’s Income Generating Group Coordinator
Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
Volunteer Program Coordinator/Project Coordinator Assistant
Development & Partnership Coordinator
Jewellery and Textiles Designer
See link for additional information: Shanti Uganda 2013-2014 Internships
If you are interested in applying as a volunteer or intern, please send a one page cover letter and resume listing references to Salam@shantiuganda.org
Make your deposit
Once your application has been accepted and you have been invited to pay your $200 deposit, payment can be made online using the paypal button below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Shanti Uganda located?
The Shanti Uganda Volunteer House is located in Kasana town in the Luweero District. Kasana is located about 2 hours north of Kampala. Kasana is a medium sized town. There are a couple of internet cafes, several churches, convenience stores, a bank, a private clinic, a public hospital and small food markets.
What are the facilities like at the Volunteer House?
You will be provided with a bed with linens and a mosquito net. You will share a room with other volunteers. In the apartment, you will have access to a communal living room and kitchen with sink, gas stovetop and fridge. The house also has a shared western toilet and cold-water shower. While there is electricity, the town experiences frequent power outages from a few hours to a couple of days.
What will I be expected to contribute?
In addition to expertise and skills, a Shanti volunteer pays a $450Cnd/month placement fee. These funds cover your accommodation at the volunteer house, pick up from the airport and scheduling, project support and weekly reviews with the Project Coordinator. This donation also maintains our volunteer program. Many volunteers also choose to raise funds in support of Shanti Uganda before they go – volunteer bake sales, pub nights and silent auctions have all contributed thousands of dollars towards our programs.