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Be A Volunteer

We need you.

Who can apply the program?

To be a volunteer at any CHIU, the most important thing that you require is the dedication and time to put into your work. The people who are running the CHUI are extremely motivated people and once you join CHIU, the same is expected from you. If you have certain time constraints, you should clear those things when you are joining itself. Understand the people/area you are serving and what is it that is lacking in order to help CHUI achieve the goals.

What is the benefits?

  • Societal contribution. If you actively work/volunteer will help you to make a positive contribution in the growth and development of the society. …
  • Increase employable skills. …
  • CV. …
  • Professional development. …
  • Bigger strategy. …
  • Better networking. …
  • Broader horizon. …
  • Leadership skills.


1. Societal contribution

2. Professional development

3. Broader horizon

4. Leadership skills

5. Cultural understanding

6. Bigger strategy

If you actively work/volunteer will help you to make a positive contribution in the growth and development of the society. You can work for the cause you are most passionate about.

Joining an NGO is like an investment in your future. You will develop professional skills to meet the demands of the role and of the organisation.

Working in an NGO will broaden your perspective. It will cause an impact on the way you pursue your objectives and make decisions. Working in an NGO can make a positive impact on your life. It also offers an opportunity to work overseas. CHIU structures volunteering opportunities overseas

As a part of a team, you will not only gain leadership skills, you will get a chance to employ them too. Everything depends on how well you learn to motivate people and how you cope up with pressure.

You will learn and experience working with people of different cultures. It will also increase your ability to adapt to different cultural demands and behavioural expectations. This will also impact your ability to handle sensitive situations.

You get a chance to design and plan on both- a larger scale and for a longer period of time. Your goals may take either years or decades to get accomplished. CHIU promotes and protects the health of all people living in Uganda and encourages greater participation of citizens in making health-related policy at the African level.

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Ways to make your mark as a volunteer

Step 1: Ask questions

“Even if it’s something you’ve studied in school, you’ve probably never seen it implemented ‘on the ground’ so ask how that process works so that you can bridge your academic theory with practical application.”

Step 2: Speak to the volunteer who was there before you

doing pre-flight research on how your organisation fits within the wider context of the country you are visiting will “save you time” and “allows you to concentrate on how you personally can fit in and add value”. Arrange a chat with your predecessor to get a better sense of the workload you’ll be picking up.

Step 3: Set clear goals

Discuss your ambitions with your organisation and how you both can get the most out of your placement. “Volunteers often have more power and choice than they realise

Step 4: Never say no to an opportunity

Trivial tasks can allow you to see an organisation from all angles. “Often you can make an impact in areas that you least expect, such as English language and IT skills,” Baker says.