Volunteer Programme

The RLP has had a beneficial relationship with numerous indigenous and foreign volunteers over the years. Before contacting us about volunteer opportunities, please find out more about the individual programmes to determine the one that you would best be able to contribute to.
We accept selected volunteers from Uganda or abroad for a minimum period of six months, and preferably one year. Voluntary positions are open to individuals with strong experience and specific skills identified as 'gaps' at RLP that we are currently unable to fill, either because of a lack of funding or difficulties in convincing donors of the needs for such positions due to their emphasis on project-based grants and inability to meet core funding.

Application procedure:

RLP accepts both speculative and solicited applications for volunteerism. For speculative applications, applicants are requested to send curriculum vitae, academic or professional references, and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The covering letter should include:

  • Preferred area of work or programme
  • Motivation and expectations from the volunteering
  • What ways the applicant can support RLP's daily activities
  • Duration of stay. Any plans for leave or travelling on holiday should be excluded from the timeframe committed.

Solicited applications for volunteer placement should follow the application guidelines communicated in the volunteer vacancy advertisement. All volunteer vacancies shall be advertised through the website, list serve, and as necessary, print media.

Important Notes:

  • Volunteers could also be posted to RLP offices outside Kampala including Gulu, Kitgum, Mbarara and Hoima.
  • Foreign Volunteers are NOT paid and applicants are expected to be self-funded and fully self-sufficient; organize for their visa prior to arrival in Uganda, have adequate medical and life insurance, and be adaptable to living in conditions of a developing country.
  • Volunteers are Expected to commit to a minimum of six months and a maximum of 1 year, extendable only under exceptional circumstances with the recommendation from the line manager for not more than six months.
  • Other enquiries should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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