Lead a project

Becoming a Leader with East African Playgrounds during your 1st, 2nd or 3rd year at University is an amazing opportunity for you to have a unique, fun and exciting experience whilst learning new skills and gaining experience in a range of areas which alongside your degree can help develop you and your career. It is also an amazing way to help support the work of East African Playgrounds and make a huge difference to the children and communities we work with in Uganda.


Working with our team and the RAG (Raising and Giving) group at your university, you will be East African Playgrounds student voice on campus. Your main role will be helping us to promote the project and recruit the volunteer team for next summer. You will also help us support the team on campus and have the opportunity to come out to Uganda with your team to have the experience of a lifetime all over again.


We cover your part of your registration fee for the project and you have the chance to have your fundraising target reduced by up to 75%.


How to apply:

If you’re ready to find out how you can help your personal development, employability, learn new skills, have new experiences, help make a huge difference to hundreds of children whilst having an awesome time then email [email protected] to see a full role description.


To apply for this exciting role all you need to do know is send your current CV along with a cover letter (no more than 1 page of A4) explaining why you feel you would be the ideal Leader at your University. Interviews will then be arranged.

Be an intern for whole summers projects

Our offerings of the Gorilla Trek and Uganda Volunteer Project internship opportunities are back! These roles are an incredible experience in international challenge provision, a great chance to practice managing teams and give you an incredible adventure at the same time.


The role description can be requested by email, but a summary is that you act as the (wo)man on the ground for East African Playgrounds during the summer projects, working alongside the volunteers at all times to ensure that everyone involved has the best possible experience. You'd be fully supported by British and Ugandan staff the whole time, and be part of building 3-4 playgrounds, with a chance to see the natural beauty of Uganda and the last remaining wild silverback gorillas too.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected] for a job description, application form or general chat!