Communications Volunteer



The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.

Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.


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LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda

DURATION: 4 - 12 weeks

Street Child is calling for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a voluntary entrepreneurial role in Uganda. Having just launched in Uganda, we are seeking skilled individuals to work with Street Child of Uganda to create a database of case studies, photographs and stories to be used for crucial marketing and fundraising purposes.


  • Collating case studies from the various Street Child projects in rural and urban Uganda

  • Building the visual media library of Uganda, including photographs and film footage for marketing purposes

  • Training local staff on case study writing and photography

  • Collecting, consolidating and analysing data from the field

  • Collaborating with local partners and stakeholders

  • Liaising between local and international partners

  • Drafting clear and effective written content for the Street Child website to build awareness of the work of Street Child of Uganda


  • A degree in journalism, marketing, media studies, or other relevant subjects or a proven ability in communications

  • Experience in photography is desirable

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn

  • Culturally responsive and respectful

  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector