Welcome to FOCUSED

Foundation for Community Utilization of Sustainable Empowerment and Development (FOCUSED) is a community based development organization. Its mission is to provide support to local communities in Uganda to sustain-ably engender their own development for self-sustenance.


The volunteer program is specifically designed to offer volunteer opportunities to both local volunteers and international volunteers to acquire practical experience  in the field of development work. As a volunteer, you work with FOCUSED to utilize knowledge, talent, passion and integrate these assets into practical development work to give new dimensions to existing community development ventures. This program provides you with hands on experience as you prepare for future profession career and immerse you in cross cultural experience while adding value to communities' development efforts, and improving the standards of living for communities in Uganda. On the other hand, volunteering abroad is the most meaningful and inspiring way to travel.

Volunteer placements depend on your time schedule and the extent of experience you wish to attain. As a young organization, we are flexible.  We work to tailor your volunteer experience to be the best possible according to your volunteer objectives. 

The FOCUSED volunteer program provides social support to volunteers before, during and after completing the volunteer program. FOCUSED has a volunteer Support and Supervision Team (VSST) responsible for ensuring an enriching volunteer experience. These are local staff with wide experience in volunteer programs and development work. The VSST works with the volunteers in the process of achieving their volunteer objectives and helps them with setting tasks and targets and measuring progress towards their objectives; while facilitating meaningful impact of volunteers' work with the communities. The VSST orients the volunteers in basic tips and tools needed for navigating the local community in order to immerse with  the local systems before engaging in development work.

Before you begin your application, we encourage both local Ugandan applicants and international applicants to read the Local and International volunteer program description and the Volunteer/Internship Program fees structure

Please click here  to start your volunteer application process.