PONT is run by volunteers. It’s a key part of who we are. We’d love you to join us!
We are especially looking for volunteers for the following roles at the moment: (but please also contact us if you would like to volunteer in other ways)
You can also help in one of these ways:
Organise fundraising events
Use your communications skills
Are you good at writing, designing, making videos, telling stories? We can probably use your skills! Help us spread the word about what we do and share the stories of the people we work with in Uganda.
Use your professional skills
If you’ve got professional or academic experience in health, education, engineering or environmental issues, we can put you in touch with one of the relevant committees about giving your time either here or in Uganda. (That’s how PONT has grown!)
Use your research and writing skills
Got a good eye for detail? If you could help us fill in applications or help us read through funders’ criteria, we could reach more people in Mbale (and you could learn a lot!) We really need people to help in this role and we’ll teach you what you need to know. It’s a good way to get to know PONT or learn about the charity sector.
Use your financial or number-crunching skills
Do you want to use your skills with spreadsheets and numbers for good? We need more people at the moment to join our finance volunteers in keeping records or to work with the reports we get from projects to show how they’re making an impact.
Join in and help out
We always need people who are willing to help out with jobs like serving teas at events or taking minutes at a meeting and this can be an easy way to get involved and get to know us.
Your own idea
PONT is an umbrella organisation and we love to empower people to follow their own ideas. All the projects that are now up and running started with one or two people saying “could we…..?” so if that’s you, come and talk to us! (We are already having conversations around arts and culture and small business opportunities.)
Some employers will give you a certain number of days off each year to volunteer for a charity – we could make use of your skills.
Do you work for Cwm Taf LHB and would like to get involved with the medics teams? There is often the possibility of arranging study leave for a visit to Mbale. Contact Dr Geoff Lloyd. Do you work for the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust or would you like to help with the ambulance projects in Mbale? Contact us for further details.
Want to spend two months in Mbale?
Do you work in the public or voluntary sector in Wales? Would you like to spend 8 weeks in Uganda sharing expertise with Mbale CAP or one of their partner NGOs? The ILO scheme offers you the chance to develop your professional and leadership skills, funded by the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme.
How do I start?
There’s no application process! Drop us a line or give us Melanie a call on 07786 996399. If you know where you want to help out she can put you in touch with the right person. If you’re not sure she can have a chat on the phone or in person about what might suit you.
We believe there’s something special about people giving their time to help other people.
We get so much out of what we give to PONT! We’d love you to join us.