Getting Involved

We believe that creating sustainable change requires collaboration and support from individuals and communities. We offer various ways for you to get involved in our mission to empower women and promote community development.

Ways to Get Involved

Community engagement is key to creating meaningful change. We are always looking for passionate individuals who are committed to empowering women and girls in Uganda. By getting involved with WORI, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve. Whether you want to volunteer your time, donate to our cause, or advocate for women’s rights, we have opportunities for you to make a positive impact. Explore our page to learn more about how you can get involved and join us in our mission to create a better world for women and girls.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have various volunteer opportunities available for those who are passionate about women’s empowerment and community development. Our volunteers have the chance to work alongside our staff and community partners on initiatives such as educational programs, health campaigns, microfinance projects, and advocacy efforts. If you are interested in volunteering with WORI, please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about our available opportunities and application process.


Donations are an essential part of our work at WORI, and they allow us to continue to provide vital services and resources to the women and youth we serve. Your contribution can help fund our initiatives, such as microfinance programs, health campaigns, and educational initiatives. We are grateful for any donations, no matter the size, and appreciate your support in advancing our mission. To make a donation to WORI, please visit our Donations page to learn more about our various giving options.


At WORI, we strive to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality on a local, national, and international level. We believe that advocacy efforts are crucial in raising awareness of the issues that affect women and empowering them to advocate for themselves. You can support our advocacy efforts by becoming an advocate for WORI and women’s rights. Visit our Advocacy page to learn more about how you can get involved in our advocacy initiatives and be part of the change we want to see in our communities.

Benefits of Getting Involved with WORI

At WORI, we believe that everyone has the power to make a positive difference in the world. By getting involved with our organization, you have the opportunity to not only support women’s rights and empowerment but also experience personal growth and make a meaningful impact in your community.

Personal growth is an essential benefit of getting involved with WORI. Our volunteers and donors gain new skills, knowledge, and experiences that help them grow personally and professionally. Whether it’s through learning about women’s rights or working alongside our team, being part of WORI is a unique opportunity to develop new perspectives and strengthen your abilities.

Moreover, getting involved with WORI also has a significant community impact. Your involvement can help create positive change in the lives of women and girls in Uganda, empowering them to lead better lives and be active participants in their communities. Through your support, we can provide essential resources and services to those in need and promote long-lasting change in our society.

So, whether you’re looking to contribute your skills, knowledge, or financial resources, we invite you to join us and become part of the WORI family. Together, we can create a better world for women and girls in Uganda and beyond.

Stories from Volunteers & Interns

Lydia Roberts - North Wales, UK

Before arriving in Jinja, Lydia travelled the world for a year after graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Human, Social and Political Science. She interned as a Fundraising and Advocacy Assistant.

​Lydia’s favourite memory of working at WORI was visiting a rural community where the town was celebrating the opening of their first clean water source. She says, “It was a really beautiful day, one which sticks in your head. We were welcomed from the car with singing and dancing, which continued throughout the visit. The community was truly grateful for WORI’s effort to provide them with clean water. It really made me think, Hey, I could do this for the rest of my lift.”

​During her stay, Lydia trekked through Sipi Falls, went on safari, spent weekends at the Hairy Lemon and played more than enough rounds of rummy at Cozy Bar. According to her, Uganda really is the Pearl of Africa.

Jessica Darst - Virginia, USA

She came to Jinja to undertake her practicum for her Master’s in Public Health at Texas A&M and had previously graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from Longwood University. She interned as a Social Media Coordinator and Nutritional Assistant.

​Jessica’ favorite memory of working with WORI was the first day the team took her to the nearby village of Busogo to interview, film and photograph women had been abused and neglected by the men in their lives.

​She says, “I never thought I would be able to live my dream of volunteering abroad and using my knowledge of both mass media and public health. I had the opportunity to listen to women who had been silenced. As a vocal woman myself, I couldn’t help but feel my heart break that these women had no one willing to listen to them. As some hugged and thanked me, it meant more to me than anything I’ve ever experienced. They were no longer silent. I will always be thankful for that moment.”

Katie Leighutt - Colorado, USA

Katie Leighutt is from Colorado, USA and attended Colorado State University as a Liberal Arts major with a minor in Political Science.

She says, “While interning with WORI I was able to meet amazing women from all over Uganda. While it was hard to hear, filming the stories of women who were affected by domestic violence had the biggest impact on me. I will never forget their stories.

​I also had a blast teaching a class on women’s health and getting to make the women laugh as much as I could. One of the greatest parts of interning in Jinja is getting to be so close to the Nile river. Evenings having a Coke by the water, going on boat rides and getting to see the beauty of this river was a huge highlight of my trip. Africa changes you; it becomes a part of you and you will spend all of your time finding ways to get back!”

Hannah Moran - Vermont, USA

Hannah Moran is from the USA with a degree in Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science from the University of Vermont. She was very excited to be part of the menstrual health programme during her internship.

​Her favorite experience, other than sharing in lunch and chats with the team, was holding a Menstrual Hygiene Day event.

She says, “It was such a great experience to celebrate MH Day and combat stigma around menstruation with a great group of participants and trainers.”

She loved hearing young girls speak out about their periods and ask questions!

​Hannah loved living in Jinja, the food, the friends she made, the beautiful river and flowers everywhere making it a lovely place to stay and work. She will miss the WORI team (until next time) and has been very inspired by her experience with WORI to continue working in the field of human rights.

Join Our Team & Make A Difference!

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and experiences to help us achieve our mission. As a volunteer, you can work directly with community members and beneficiaries, or provide support through administrative tasks and fundraising. Join us and make a meaningful impact on women's rights and gender equality.