Summer 2016 Internship Opportunity

Are you passionate about transforming the lives of Uganda's orphans and abandoned children? Are you excited to make a big impact in a rapidly growing, Christ-based ministry?

We are looking for an Atlanta-based, unpaid summer intern to help us with projects ranging from updating our child database to assisting with fundraising events. Strong attention to detail is a must! Please click below to download the job description and application. Thank you!


Nora Charlesworth, Director

Nora-headshotMrs. Charlesworth became the first staff member of Hands of Love USA in March 2012. She believes that God cherishes each person on this earth, whether rich or poor, and is passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty in Uganda by sharing Christ’s redemptive love.

Before Hands of Love USA, Nora spent four years at High Tech Ministries, building significant portions of the ministry while developing an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of a non-profit. During that time she volunteered faithfully with Hands of Love, leading the accounting, planning events, and even traveling to Uganda. Prior to working with non-profits, she spent several years in corporate finance after receiving degrees in both finance and marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.

Vera Dwyer, Executive Administrator

Vera Dwyer joined Hands of Love USA in 2014. Prior to Hands of Love USA, Vera worked for 3.5 years as a Project Manager for a leading, global advertising firm. Before beginning her advertising career, Vera attended Colgate University where she received an athletic scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies.

Vera became involved with the Hands of Love in 2010, when she spent 10 weeks living in Pastor Elijah's house in Uganda. During that time she helped build the first Hands of Love child database and taught soccer to the children at the Hands of Love Kiteezi School. It was during this trip that Vera developed a strong passion for serving Uganda's orphaned and abandoned children. Upon her return she quickly became a child sponsor and has faithfully volunteered ever since. Vera currently lives in Buckhead with her husband, Sean, and enjoys walking in Chastain park, spending time with friends and trying new restaurants.

Key Volunteers

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Lisa Hankins
Sponsorship Coordinator


Lisa Moore
Intercessory Prayer


Kelly Campbell
Gift Coordinator