Young people and volunteering in Uganda

Project timeframe
01/01/2019 - 31/03/2021
Families, young people and children
Amount awarded
Funder ID
University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Project leader: Dr Sarah Mills

This international project is focused on exploring the kinds of voluntary labour practiced by young refugees in Uganda, as well as investigating how these impact on their skills, employability and the inequalities they experience.

Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU) aims to develop new understandings of volunteering that reflect the experiences of refugees in Uganda, and to build knowledge of the relationships between volunteering and the livelihoods of displaced young people. The project aims to develop ideas, resources and activities for organisations working with young refugees as well as wider volunteer engaging organisations. RYVU uses a mixed method approach and is supported by a global advisory board, as well as citizen advisory boards comprising of young refugees.