Volunteer with Dwelling Places


Volunteer opportunities are available with Dwelling Places headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. We accept individuals to serve up to 6 months and teams ranging in size from 3-15 people.  If you are visiting Uganda and would like to visit Dwelling Places for a day, this is also possible.

Brooke Lively shares about her time at DP in 2016. Here are some of the possible areas of work that you could be involved with:

  • Discipleship, mentoring, & tutoring the children at Dwelling Places

  • Street and slum evangelism and other mission activities

  • Music, dance, and drama programs

  • Cooking, cleaning and other house work

  • Database design, Public Relations, Child Sponsorship, Fundraising, Grant/Proposal writing

  • Development of Information, Communication and Education Materials (ICEs)

  • Teaching primary school

  • Construction of a home for a family in transition (requires additional funding)

  • Health work

  • Painting and decorating

  • Office based activities, such as helping in the finance department

  • Skills training for mothers and youth

  • Running kids/ youth camps

We have lots of areas available for volunteers, and if you have a skill you think we could benefit from please get in touch!  Please be aware that volunteering opportunities are subject to the needs of both the organisation and the children at the time of your visit, as well as the length of your stay.

Here is what some of our past volunteers have said about their experiences at Dwelling Places:

Getting to become part of the Dwelling Places’ family, getting the opportunity to see children rescued from the streets and go through a period of rehabilitation, were some of my greatest highlights.
— Nathan Rogers, 2015
I am so blessed to be so welcome as a child of God into the family at Dwelling Places. I was blessed too by the love that is being showered on the rescued children.
— Susan Waltner, 2016

Application Process

We understand that the length of time people can commit to volunteering may vary. That's why we offer two options - coming as a visitor (for up to 3 weeks) or as a volunteer (from 3 weeks up to 6 months).  All prospective visitors/ volunteers must apply by submitting a completed Application Form to begin the process.

'Visitors' should complete this application form

'Volunteers' should complete this application form

Dwelling Places aims to match your skills, interests, and availability with field-generated needs and openings. The application gives us insight into your background, interests, and strengths, enabling our staff to generate suitable potential placements. This however is only the first step in the application process, an interview will also take place and there will be certain requirements asked of you prior to acceptance, such as a police and health check.

Both visitors and volunteers are responsible for raising the necessary funds to finance their trip. Dwelling Places personnel will provide a comprehensive budget to assist with your planning.




That's great! Please send your completed application form to one of the following email addresses:

For those from Uganda or anywhere other than the UK, please send your form to volunteer@dwellingplaces.org.uk

For those from the UK, please send your form to admin@dwellingplaces.org.uk

For further information, please contact Dinnah Namalwa at volunteer@dwellingplaces.org.uk

want to do more?

Have a look on our Resources page for info and ideas on volunteering closer to home.


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