With both a school and a medical clinic, AAH offers many different opportunities for individuals wishing to volunteer in Uganda. Both individual and group volunteers are welcome. Join us for the adventure for a lifetime.
Educational volunteers can choose to assist teachers, conduct their own lessons, work one-on-one with students, organize special programs, and conduct teacher training sessions at both our school or one of our 23 government schools we partner with as a part of our Outreach Program.
“I absolutely loved being at the school and helping out in the classrooms. The teachers were so welcoming and the students made the experience so memorable. I loved learning about the Ugandan culture, and opening my eyes to so many new experiences.” – Kara D 2016 volunteer
Medical Volunteers have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in global health. Volunteers with medical experience will have the opportunity to assist with patient intake, taking vitals, collecting research and data, as well as participating in community health outreach programs. For more advanced medical students, we can also help to arrange for volunteers to visit local hospitals to shadow doctors throughout their rotation.
“As someone interested in pursuing a career in medicine I got to experience a range of things at the clinic that I would never see in the US… [Volunteering] probably changed my path a bit. I still want the same general career in medicine, but not in the classic way I might have thought before. I just realize the world is bigger than my state now and I have to do something about that.” – Anna W
Are you looking to bring a Group of Volunteers on a life changing service trip? The Arlington Academy of Hope is the perfect organization to volunteer with. With an extensive reach in the community, we have many options for schools looking join us. If you are an individual looking to joining a group email us for more information on our Teen Service Trip and our Guided Tour.
The AAH Internship Program provides dedicated individuals with the opportunity to get involved in international development. With internships available at both our clinic and our school, we are looking to involve individuals with experience in a wide rage of fields. All interns will gain inside on the operations of an international non-profit organization, be immersed into a new language and culture, work with skilled staff to help develop the communities we are in, and have opportunities to explore and Uganda in your free time. Interns ideally will stay on site with us in Uganda for at least 3 months. Your internship will vary depending on the amount of time you spend in Uganda, current programs and initiatives that are in plan, and your ability and personal interests. We highly encourage interns to bring ideas to initiate a personal project inspired by one of their own passions.
To apply please email a personal statement of interest including dates of availability (no more than one page), resume, and two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Medical Intern: Medical interns will be working directly with patients under clinic staff supervision in poor villages of the Manafwa district in Eastern Uganda. Daily activities will differ with the applicant’s personal experience and interest. Arlington is ideally looking for those interested in nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious diseases, midwifery, and pediatrics. Beatrice Tierney Health Clinic is a relatively new clinic that was built in Manafwa after 4 sisters of one of Arlington’s founders died from preventable diseases. After an initial purpose of providing medical relief for simple tropical diseases, the clinic has developed into a level 3-health clinic by Uganda’s standards and includes a 24/7 maternity ward. This is the only health clinic in the sub-county and is located in a high demand area.
- Medical Administration and Operations Intern: We are looking for an intern to assist in general clinic operations of a rural clinic including record keeping, data management, patient registration systems, and organization of patients and to assist in planning and implementation of community outreach programs in the areas of health and sanitation, and family planning.
Global/Public Health Interns: Public Health Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the Beatrice Tierney Health Center as a part of the non-medical staff. This position may be responsible for research, data collection and management in the community as well as assist in areas of HIV, infectious diseases, health and sanitation, reproductive and maternal health, family planning and nutrition. This position will have a unique opportunity to design and implement multi-disciplinary education programs demonstrating how the issue areas listed above impact the functioning of the entire community including economic, educational, political and social implications.
U.S. Intern. Currently seeking an enthusiastic and detail oriented college student to work part-time to keep our U.S. operation humming! Invaluable opportunity to assist a great organization and learn how a nonprofit international development organization works first-hand. Note: we are also willing to work with students seeking internships for academic credit. For more information, please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com and put “U.S. Intern position” on the subject line.
Volunteer in the US: AAH is operated in the U.S. almost entirely by volunteers. Donate your time and talents to help make our program all it can be. We have year-round opportunities for volunteers to help us in our mission of making a difference:
- Got experience in event planning and fundraising? We are looking for volunteers for our fundraising committee to plan and organize our Annual Gala, Annual Picnic, and other events
- Administrative help: We have an ongoing need for help with organizing sponsor letters, producing reports, and collecting donations.
- If you would like to help in any way, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org