We value the sharing and exchange of knowledge. Our professional internship program is open to those who are passionate about a learning approach to service and community-­based development.

Volunteer In Uganda

The Shanti Uganda Internship and Learning Exchange Program is a program for students and professionals who are looking to:

  •  Offer their skills and knowledge on a full time basis at Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre in partnership with Shanti Uganda’s staff, and community partners.
  •  Provide logistical and program support under the guidance of Shanti Uganda’s staff and community partners.
  • Participate in cultural and learning exchange activities on topics related to Shanti Uganda’s mission and values.

This program is open to health and wellness practitioners, birth workers, development and humanitarian specialists, educators, designers, and those passionate about women’s rights, social justice, community-­based development, and peace.

Current Internship Positions

Internship positions are available on an ongoing basis throughout the year in the fall, winter and summer seasons. Preference is given to interns who can commit to a 4­6 month placement. Additional information about available positions is available here.

  • Women’s Income Generating Group Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator/Project Coordinator Assistant
  • Development & Partnership Coordinator
  • Education Specialist / Researcher

Please read more information in our Shanti Uganda Internship Posting.

Current Volunteer Positions


Midwives, nurses and relevant health professionals are encouraged to apply as a volunteer in Uganda.

If you are interested in applying please send a one page cover letter and resume listing references to coordinator@shantiuganda.org

Payment and Application

For our current internship postings, you will be sent an application form to complete. Once your application has been accepted you will be invited to pay your $600 deposit via paypal. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a volunteer and an intern?

This varies depending on our needs. In general, interns fill an unpaid staff position with The Shanti Uganda Society. Interns usually fill long term positions and must successfully pass a midterm performance evaluation. Interns will be expected to bring a heightened level of professionalism and expertise to their work as compared to volunteers. Interns will report to the Project Coordinator, but unlike volunteers, interns will be expected to take a large amount of initiative and responsibility in completing assignments independently. Shanti Uganda occasionally accepts volunteers for shorter projects. When volunteers are needed postings can be found on this page.

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 $600 Cnd/month placement fee. These funds cover your accommodation at the volunteer house, pick up from the airport and scheduling, pre-departure support, project support and weekly reviews with the Project Coordinator, and optional debriefing with Shanti Uganda administration when you arrive home. A small portion of this fee also goes directly toward supporting our programs in Uganda. 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.