This 14 days arts and music volunteering project Uganda, will take you to the heart of the Pearl of Africa where you will get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda Arts and Music volunteer work to commit at least two weeks or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your hosts in Uganda and yourself. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 7 days to 12 weeks.
The trip starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala. You will be based in Mukono or in a rural based program. Mukono is one of the most relaxed and attractive suburbs, east of Kampala (the capital city of Uganda). Mukono is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda’s fascinating capital city or the adventure capital- Jinja.
GVA Foundation – Africa is committed to our headquarters district of Mukono, Uganda. GVA Foundation – Africa has supported the communities of Mukono and beyond since 2006. GVA Foundation – Africa is committed to making an impact in Mukono through Strategic Community Investments by supporting causes that strengthen community development focus.
Mukono has her own tourist attractions and you will discover many during your humanitarian service placement with us. These tourist attractions include but not limited to:
Mabira Forest which is famous for forest walks, Picnics, cycling trails, ziplining, over 100 Species of moths and 300 bird species. Mabira forest is also popular for its rich on Flora & Fauna
Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake and second largest fresh-water lake in the world
Sezibwa River – which is believed by Buganda legend to have been born. The river flows into Lake Kyoga. Sezibwa falls offers beautiful scenery for tourists and nature lovers. The site also has a natural forest reserve which is popular for forest trails and nature walks, bird watching with over 100 bird species and wildlife.
Kalagala Falls- one of the most beautiful, thundering falls and naturally endowed waterfalls in the country. Kalagala Falls are found along the Victoria Nile within Kalagala village, Kangulumira sub-county in Kayunga district (formerly part of Mukono district)
VOLUNTEER WORK IN UGANDA
Day 1-2: Arrival and Orientation
Our Coordinator will arrange a pickup for you from the airport in Entebbe at agreed time and they will drive you to the volunteer home outskirts of Kampala. Orientation and Placement will be done the next day.
On the second day, our Coordinator will give an orientation about the project you will be working on. You will be working with the Arts Development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local Ugandan people.
Day 3-13: Volunteer Work
THE ARTS & MUSIC VOLUNTEERING PROJECT IN MUKONO:
Volunteering in Uganda with Arts and Music project gives you the chance not only to make a positive impact in a needy community, gain leadership experience and build new skills, but also to share your knowledge and provide valuable skills to youth and children.
GVA Foundation – Africa offers opportunities to volunteer with Arts and Music projects in Uganda from one week to three months or more. The arts and music volunteer projects are set up in various communities across Uganda.
Volunteers in our program experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily roles of the project such teaching children various basic instruments from piano, cello and guitar etc. The children are aged between 8 and 19. It is therefore important that volunteers be enthusiastic about music and able to inspire the children to develop both theoretical and practical musical, arts and dance knowledge and skills.
Volunteering in Uganda with GVA Foundation – Africa’s arts and music project will not only allow you to positively influence lives, but you can also learn about a variety of musical styles and genres, as well as about the deep and fascinating histories that this country has with music.
It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people.
As arts and music volunteer in Uganda you can choose from creative arts, music and dance project where you can apply your creative eye and enthusiasm while volunteering and living at the heart of a community. When you choose to volunteer in Uganda with GVA Foundation – Africa, you will be involved dancing, painting, drawing or music classes for children and adults.
Your creativity will inspire children and youth who want to develop their talents. On our Uganda arts, dance and music volunteer project you can teach Arts and painting to the children, or rehearse with the girls of a ballet class. GVA Foundation – Africa’s Arts and Music projects are far more than just entertainment; it can be a powerful force for community building, nurturing human creativity, and social empowerment for future growth and employment opportunities.
All our volunteer projects in Uganda allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
Day 14 – Good bye party/ Barbecue night
Your friends at the program will organize a party for you and barbecue night to thank you for the service and your contribution.
Availability: Project opens all year round
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. (Families and Groups are accepted)
Program Dates: 2nd or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Safaris & Tours arranged at very friendly fees
Accommodation: Volunteer Guest House (Host Family can be arranged for those interested in deeper culture immersion experience)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Fill Volunteer Application Form here