Volunteer in Uganda


Each year midwives, doctors and nurses volunteer in Uganda and support MAMA’s work here. Since we began in 2015 we have welcomed volunteers on over 20 volunteer placements, many of whom are returning.

On this page you can find information to help you decide if volunteering is for you, including:

If you’re ready and know you want to volunteer for MAMA, we look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteering with MAMA is for you if…

You possess an excellent understanding of Obstetric Emergencies

You are a qualified nurse, midwife, doctor or 2nd or 3rd year student midwife with an interest in midwifery & tropical health

You have an understanding of resource poor provisions
You are respectful and value different cultures
You can commit to a minimum of two weeks’ volunteer time
You are able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs (or fundraise for them!)
You have a keen interest in midwifery in a non-UK context
You are willing to teach and hold training sessions

1.  Hear what past volunteers have to say:

Liz Payne

“We arrived in Hoima at breakfast time and after introductions with Sofia (a midwife and trustee of MAMA), we tucked into the first of many amazing meals…”

Sara & Laura

Read the account of two third-year midwifery students who joined us at Azur Clinic for their elective placement at Hoima, Uganda in 2015.


“I was in my final year of midwifery training and I grabbed the opportunity with both hands to go to Uganda, along with my friend Josie.”

Hayley & Danielle

“In June 2016, myself and another third year student Midwife were given the opportunity to go to Uganda for our elective placement.

Still wondering what life is like as a volunteer in Uganda?

Take a scroll through our gallery by clicking on the button below to get an idea of what midwife-life is like in Western Uganda.

3.  Sign me up.

So you’ve read all we’ve shared above and you’re ready to take the next step. Fantastic. We look forward to greeting you. All you need to do is make sure you’ve read our Volunteer Application Information Guide. And then  complete our Online Form (10 – 15 minutes) to be considered for a volunteer placement by the team and to get the ball rolling. Simple.

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