Volunteer Program


At the geographical heart of the African continent lies the extraordinary land of Uganda. Uganda lies astride the Equator, where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle, making this an area of unimaginable biodiversity. There is no other country in the world like it. Over 100,000 species of animals, including 1,200 species of butterflies, call Uganda their home. Explore the world’s second largest lake, Lake Victoria, and see the headwaters of the mighty Nile River.

Uganda is one of the friendliest nations you can visit in Africa – and even the world – with their wonderful hospitality earning the top spot in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel rankings just a few years ago. And if the hospitality isn’t enough to rope you in, Uganda is also known for amazing food (chicken stew, plantains, donuts, and so much more!) and incredible wildlife.

Despite Uganda’s allure, it is among the poorest countries in the world and truly in need of interventions. Many Ugandans live on less than one dollar per day, and the country’s population is among the youngest in the world. Half of Uganda’s citizens are under the age of 14, with over 50% of the population being female.

Are you ready to embark on your African adventure? If so, DRI-Uganda is the right organisation to link you to the wonderful student volunteer opportunities and graduate research experience with and in the community to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people in Uganda! You will be linked to multiple opportunities in the organisation to find the best experience where you can build friendship and make memories that will last you a lifetime. This experience will also be invaluable for you to gain market for employment in non-profits all over Africa in the future. DRI Uganda will offer you the much-desired recommendation in the face of advancing your career as an international employee.

DRI-Ug international student/college volunteer program. (what it is):

DRI-Ug international student/college volunteer program is a program that gives volunteers an opportunity to gain appropriate experience from the Ugandan community interventions through contributing and giving back to the community your Skills, ideas, intercultural dimensions, among others. To DRI-Ug it is an opportunity to meet and work with people who are willing to get out of their comfort zone, to discover a different country and make a positive contribution to the local community.

It is an open opportunity to experiencing new things, learning from other cultures, and embracing customs, that will benefit by transforming you as an individual career wise while providing positive benefits to a community

DRI-Ug International students volunteering schemes

  • Short term (2 weeks – 3 months)
  • Medium term (3-6 months)


There are significant administrative costs involved in maintaining a well-managed volunteer programme. As such, a fee will be charged to cater for the hosting costs such as office consumables, work station, internet, among others. The Student volunteer will pay for their accommodation and other personal expenses