VOLUNTEER WITH US
Join the UKF Advocacy Network
The Uganda Kidney Foundation advocates for policies to improve the health of millions of Ugandans and their families who are living with, or are at risk of developing, kidney disease. Our Advocates make their voices heard in their communities, spreading awareness of kidney disease and empowering those at risk to live healthier lives. Your voice is powerful.
Join UKF Volunteer Team
We rely on the generosity of our volunteers to fulfilL our aims. Providing volunteer skills and gifting donated hours is greatly valued and appreciated. Over the years, our teams of volunteers have raised significant funds to help our work.Prior to commencement, all volunteers are screened and in some cases specially trained. Volunteers who will be working with children or young adults are required to complete a Police Check and a Working With Children Check.
Become a Kidney Health Coach
Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease? Do you enjoy educating others on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Coach program may be for you! All you have to do is contact us on our numbers or emails listed, or you may fill in the form below.
how can i volunteer?
Volunteer at Kidney Action Day or other events
Kidney Action Day, is held in cities where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average. Kidney Action Day is a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. Volunteers are needed in many capacities from screening-related roles to distributing information. It takes a lot of people to put on a Kidney Action Day, and you can help by volunteering with us at our events.
Volunteer at Kidney-Mobile Screenings
Our free KidneyMobile health screenings are entirely volunteer-run. Screenings need both medically-trained and non-medically trained volunteers to help with a variety of duties. These include: registration, body mass index, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C and urine testing, and patient consultations.
Many of our volunteers are kidney disease patients themselves. We are looking for people who are currently living with kidney disease to serve as patient advocates for the UKF. A Dialysis Patient Advocate would help raise awareness in their communities and in their dialysis centers about upcoming events. To learn more about our community awareness,contact us. If you are a patient living with a kidney transplant, we invite you to be a Transplant Patient Advocate. In this role, you would be a member of a committee of other recipients and work together to help others on their journey to transplant.
Volunteer as Office Assistance
Throughout the year, the Uganda Kidney Foundation staff needs some help in or out of office, especially in the lead-up to events. Office volunteer responsibilities vary depending on the time of year, but typically, they assist with day-to-day tasks and event prep. If you are a student interested in helping out at the UKF office, consider exploring our internship program.
Legislation regarding kidney disease management and transplantation can have a profound impact on the lives of patients. Bringing the interests of kidney disease patients and organ donors before elected representatives can make a huge impact in passing policies that support patients.
be part of our work
The passion and dedication of our volunteers is at the center of all our efforts. Whether you’re helping staff an event, participating in advocacy activities, or assisting participants at a Kidney-Mobile screening, at the end of the day you’re making an impact in the lives of patients and families touched by kidney disease.To become a volunteer, please review the below information and fill out the following form. If you have any questions or would like more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Us.