Social / Community Worker Intern

Program Base Volunteers


Position Title:  Social/Community Worker Intern

Reports to:  Little Angels Ministry Uganda Program Coordinator, Projects Officer

Schedule:  Full-time, M–F (08am-04pm)

Location:  Kabale, Rukiga, Rubanda, Kasese & Mbarara Districts of the western Uganda

Duration: Minimum 3 weeks- Maximum 6 months

General Information

Little Angels Ministry Uganda runs a number of programs reaching children, youths, and women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Prevention and outreach initiatives include HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, HIV/AIDS education, psycho-social support, maternal and reproductive health education, nutrition/food security, economic empowerment and gender-based violence prevention.

Little Angels Ministry Uganda currently implements faith-based Charity supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in Western Region Uganda which include among others:

In and out of school HIV/AIDS prevention education Programs.

  • Psycho-social support and counseling.
  • Nutrition support
  • Education support
  • Clothing support
  • Relief for housing
  • Education and Career guidance support The project will provide needy girls and boys orphans with lanterns to enable them do homework and revise books after the sun set. The aim of the project is to improve on the education attainment of girls and boys OVCs and reduce school dropouts.
  • Talent development.
  • OVCs annual camp (‘Hope Camp’). The annual camp’s main goal is to bring selected OVCs in a one-week residential camp where they will be mentored and equipped with HIV/AIDS related knowledge and basic skills, so that after the camp, they will become peer educators, HIV/AIDS Ambassadors, and role models in their communities.


This is an opportunity for a graduate student, professional and aspiring social workers to gain valuable experience in international health, observe implementation of grass-root programs, and participate in public health programming in resource limited settings.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Community based work

  • Participate in Community outreaches/sensitization activities about HIV/AIDS, Health, Education, Sanitation, etc.
  • Join in community home visits mainly to OVC families
  • Participate in Psycho-Social support activities to orphans and other vulnerable children, including counseling, distribution of relief services such as clothes.
  • Participate in organizing recreational activities and workshops for children.
  • Creating a resource centre for the youth to access information on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STDs, HIV/AIDS, prevention and care etc.
  • Work with Little Angels Ministry Uganda staff in organizing seminars, workshops, sports galas and youth outreach programs and holding discussions with the youth.
  • Participate in the formation of youth clubs in and out schools to aid the continuation of activities in the community.
  • Participate in the distribution of Scholastic materials to OVCs under the OVC Support Program.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of Little Angels Ministry Uganda’s projects, monitor action plans, timescales, and outcomes in the community.

Office Based work

  • Work with Little Angels Ministry Uganda staff to improve data collection tools and systems utilized by community volunteers for services provided in home-based care, nutrition, palliative care, and psycho-social support.
  • In collaboration with Little Angels Ministry Uganda staff, develop additional appropriate tools or provide refresher training on existing tools to assess range and quality of service delivery in home based care, nutritional support, and orphans and vulnerable children selection by community volunteers.
  • Serve as a member of Little Angels Ministry Uganda’s Quality Assurance and Improvement internal working group and provide inputs on improved M & E and service quality.
  • Assist staff of Little Angels Ministry Uganda in developing/ refining annual/quarterly M&E plans.
  • Increase the capacity of Little Angels Ministry Uganda staff in M &E through one-on-one and small group trainings.
  • Participate in a broad range of M&E activities, including work plan developments, report writing, and support supervision visits to gain exposure to various aspects of public health M&E systems across multiple program areas.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field OR

  • Non degree holders but with interest in a career in social worker and international health OR
  • Non professional young people with desire to understand social problems in resource limited societies.
  • Experience in M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical and analysis.
  • Experience in qualitative research and analysis skills.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Desired Volunteer Qualities
  • Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background
  • Willing to share his/her experiences
  • Flexible to live/stay in simple conditions
  • Flexible to the taste of other foods (local)
  • Positive attitude towards the plight of vulnerable sections of the population.
  • Ambition to help HIV/AIDS orphans and affected families.
  • Creative and analytical
  • Very good intercultural communication skills and able to deal with different ethnic groups
  • Patience and able to work using few resources and basic facilities.
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from who need your help Isaiah 58:7