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Organization Location: 
Kampala
Uganda
Mountains of Hope Childrens Ministries
  • Kampala, Uganda
Languages:
English
Organization Description
Mountains of Hope Children’s Ministries (MOH) is a non-profit NGO working in Mpigi, Uganda to empower marginalized rural communities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or faith. The organization addresses the basic needs of vulnerable children and their communities, including healthy food, maternal health, sustainable farming and financial trainings as well as distribution of water filters, school scholarships and more. By making each of these resources available, Mountains of Hope strives to expand access to jobs, education, healthy food, and healthcare to comprehensively improve the lives of each person they work with.

One prominent piece of the work Mountains of Hope did with past US interns was Comprehensive and Sustainable Menstruation Management Trainings. In order to address the multifaceted issues surrounding menstruation, Mountains of Hope created a menstruation management and pad-making training. The 10 week concentration on menstrual health was funded by Nourish-UNC, a branch of the nonprofit organization from the United States, Nourish international. The Mountains of Hope staff, in partnership with four interns from Nourish-UNC, hosted trainings at 11 community centers for over 600 individuals.The Comprehensive and Sustainable Menstruation Management training was strategically called to respond to the challenges girls face during their menstruation.

Another project that we did with another group of Interns was Nutrition Management training, food preparations and establishment of vegetable gardens to breast feeding and lactating mothers in 9 communities around Mpigi District in central Uganda


We have many opportunities for volunteers.
If you're interested or talented in a specific area, we most likely can work with you.

1: Do you want to work with the most vulnerable families/OVC households?

Our OVC care & community linkage programme is looking for Community OVC and Linkage Volunteers

TASKS:
• Conduct community awareness on identification of vulnerable children and the process of registration of OVC
• Refer cases with specific needs to the competent service providers, follow up and document referred cases using the available referral tools
• Raise community awareness on Gender equality, Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS
• Network and collaborate with other implementing partners
• Provide regular visits to all implementing sites to provide technical support to the targeted community
• Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, budgets and reports to the Program Manager
• Prepare training needs especially on issues related on HIV/AIDS prevention, care &treatment; sexual orientation and human rights
• Link the community to partner health centers to access counseling, care and treatment services
• Help the targeted community to overcome difficulties,cope with many aspects of everyday living
• Provide individual support and counseling, developing everyday skills and meeting with the targeted group in their home environment

2: Do you want to help create jobs for youth in Uganda by enabling them learn computer skills and internet?
Are you comfortable with basic computer skills like Microsoft office?
Do you have any experience teaching basic or advanced computer skills to another person or group of people?
Do you have any experience in web design,web development,search engine optimization, and /or social media training?
You are the one Mountains of Hope is looking for.

Our aim is to help them carry on in the field of computer training for tomorrow's challenges. The training offered by Computer Training school provides the students with the required competitive edge.

3: We are in need of a fundraising and Development Volunteer

Basic Function of the Position: The Fundraising and Development intern/volunteer will work under the supervision of the Executive Director to develop office systems, fundraising strategy, develop and manage communications with donors, office support standards and research. The volunteer/intern will have access to log in details and will be able to update Mountains of Hope Globalgiving fundraising information on the Globalgiving dashboard.
The project is geared toward creating fundraising and communication strategy, operational and organizational materials for an international community development nonprofit.

Volunteer and internship programs are open to students, young professionals, and experienced professionals.

The intended result of this internship effort is to ensure that the organization raises funds for implementation of its activities and establishment and operationalization of organizational components (financial, website, operational manuals, donor database, photo data base, promotional materials, etc.)

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and administrative skills, excellent computer skills in word processing and excel, motivation and commitment to work independently.

Working hours 8:00 am to 5:00pm, 10-30 hours per week (can be extended).
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Health / Medical
Skills Needed
Community net working, proposal writing, Computer training skills, communication skills
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 3 months
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$150 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
Manager
Mr.James Malinga
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