GO VOLUNTEER AFRICA – ELDERLY FOUNDATION UGANDA – RAKAI, UGANDA

The volunteer program at Elderly Foundation Uganda is full of opportunities. We invite people of all backgrounds to participate in the endeavor to create a life of dignity for elderly people in Uganda where we serve. We open this invitation to people who have the desire to be of service to the Elderly Foundation Uganda’s community in Kanabulemu village and who have an open heart and mind

We help more than 100 old people every month, providing companionship, advice and social support for older people who need it most. It’s only with your help that we can continue to make a difference.

Go Volunteer Africa - Elderly Foundation Uganda
Go Volunteer Africa – Elderly Foundation Uganda

 

There’s usually such a wide variety of volunteer roles available through Go Volunteer Africa that the amount of time needed can be as little as 15hrs a week to as much as you can spare.

Many of the roles will require a certain level of training. This will be dependent on the opportunity and your current experience.

All volunteer roles at Elderly Foundation Uganda, through Go Volunteer Africa will require you to complete recruitment process which involves taking a reference.

Elderly Foundation Uganda volunteers make regular social visits and provide companionship and friendship to older people living in poor conditions.

In our elderly care support volunteer program, visits are relaxed and social in nature – you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games or help at a garden project.

Go Volunteer Africa - Elderly Foundation Uganda
Go Volunteer Africa – Elderly Foundation Uganda

There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or socially isolated elderly people in rural Kanabulemu, Rakai, Uganda. The person you’re helping will reap health benefits, and you’ll find you will as well.

Volunteering with an organization like Elderly Foundation Uganda that supports older people is a key way of helping a lonely or socially isolated older person. But a simple friendly chat or phone call can make all the difference, too.

Evidence suggests giving your time in this way could be as valuable to you as the person you support. It’s likely to boost your self-esteem and sense of purpose. And helping others takes your mind off your own problems for a while.

It’s not always easy to know who or how to help. A good start is simply to contact Go Volunteer Africa – info@govolunteerafrica.org and ask how you can be of help.

If you think an older person may have trouble hearing or has memory problems make sure to speak clearly (but don’t shout!).

Go Volunteer Africa - Elderly Foundation Uganda
Go Volunteer Africa – Elderly Foundation Uganda

Pause between sentences and questions to give them chance to digest the information. And allow a little extra time for them to respond – don’t hurry them.

Elderly Foundation Uganda with support from Go Volunteer Africa offer support to older persons who lives alone, those who rarely leaves the house, those who have recently suffered a bereavement, those in poor health, disabled, those with sight or hearing loss, or those older people who doesn’t seem to have close family living nearby.

You can volunteer with Elderly Foundation Uganda for a week or as long as 24 weeks.

You can find more information on how to volunteer in Uganda with Elderly Foundation Uganda by contacting Go Volunteer Africa- info@govolunteerafrica.org

Visit our website: http://govolunteerafrica.org