Over the years, the projects/organizations within the Trust, for example, Mukisa Foundation and Dawn have had many volunteers. We have had both local and international students and volunteers from different parts of the world, including Germany, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and India. Within the Trust, we now have a variety of other voluntary work options from different organizations within the network forum.

We are the organization of choice for anyone who wants to work with children with special needs. We accept both qualified professionals (those with experience) and young people looking for experience, all we ask is that the volunteer loves our kids, is hard working and committed to helping us achieve our goals for children with special needs in Uganda.

  • Liz Tungate

    I first came to Dawn in May 2012 as a student Occupational Therapist; I worked for six weeks with the team and children at Dawn. Within the six weeks I was carrying out therapy with the children at Dawn, aiming to improve quality of life, Independence and overall health and well-being. During this time I…

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  • Liz Grover

    It is extremely hard to put into words what these 6 weeks in Uganda has meant to me. I have always had a heart for pediatrics, which is why I chose to pursue physical therapy in the first place. And before I even started PT school, I knew that volunteering after graduation was something I…

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  • Denali Jepsen

    Volunesia (noun): that moment when you forget you’re volunteering to help change lives, because it’s changing yours.” After arriving back in the states Sunday afternoon, I finally have a few moments to reflect on my 6-week experience in Uganda. I was asked last night what the single best highlight of my trip was… It wasn’t…

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  • Ami Bickerstaffe

    My Time At Dawn I first spent time at the Dawn centre for my 6 Week Elective Placement during my final year studying Occupational Therapy. During this short time, I developed such a love and passion for both the centre and Uganda, and decided to return to the centre in December 2013, to volunteer as…

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