Become a Volunteer

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Let’s help together

KCDC is currently offering volunteer opportunities to allied health professional students, graduates and experienced professionals and special education teachers, during which you will have the following opportunities:

  • Develop your own knowledge and skills in a rural, low income, low resource setting. Use initiative and creativity to treat a wide range of conditions.
  • Share your knowledge and skills with our existing staff, particularly new approaches, research and development.
  • Assessment and treatment of children with disabilities aged 0-18, assistance with language and translation will be given.
  • Provide training to community health workers in therapy intervention, health awareness and education, and learn about rural health care at the same time.
  • Participate in parent support and education groups, run on a regular basis at many of our outreach locations, using the ‘Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy’ programme and hear about the challenges faced by the parents themselves.
  • Work alongside teachers in local schools and with other community-based organisations.

Volunteers are welcome any time of the year but does depend on how many other volunteers and students we have at any time. We do say a minimum of 2 weeks, but this is usually if you are coming to provide specific training and prefer a minimum of 4 weeks so that you are able to develop a relationship with the staff, and have time to share knowledge and skills, with time for reflection and consolidation.


We do not have a set fee for volunteering with us, but we do ask for contributions towards accommodation at £60 per week or £240 per month which includes lunch each workday. Our volunteer accommodation is a 2 bedroom house close to the centre, in a secure compound with guards and a cleaner. There is a kitchen, living room, wifi, terrace and garden with views of the mountains.

The Rwenzori region is a wonderful area to be based in, particularly if you like hiking, swimming or safari!! We are based in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, where you can do 1–9-day hikes, plus more than 60 crater lakes to hike to (and a couple you can swim in). There are also chimpanzees close by, and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are a 5-hour drive away. Queen Elizabeth National Park is only 2 hours away where you can find lions, elephants, hippos etc.

Download Volunteer Application