This 14 days community development volunteering Uganda program, will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda Community Development 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.
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 Community Development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local Ugandan people.
Day 3-13: Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
Community development volunteers are engaged in a number of projects conservation, teaching, building and sports projects to medical, women support and youth empowerment projects.
There are many ways in which community development volunteers could spend their time, as well as their skills, to help out in Uganda. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services of volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
The timetable you travel and the projects you may be involved with during community development volunteering Uganda placement are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs.
We facilitate volunteer placements for individual solo travelers and groups, for a minimum of one week and we can secure the placement within two days of receiving your inquiry. We offer volunteer programs that will either utilize skills you hold already or give opportunity to learn new skills.
Through our community development volunteering program, we are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling projects in Uganda to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold.
We will match your skills and expectations with those of your host project to ensure your placement is a professionally, as well as a personally, rewarding experience.
On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.
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
PLACEMENT BOOKING COSTS:
After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The placement booking fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up
PROGRAM DURATION FEES:
- 1 week $160
- 2 weeks $260
- 3 weeks $360
- 4 weeks $460
- 5 weeks $560
- 6 weeks $660
- 7 weeks $ 760
- 8 weeks $860
- 9 weeks $ 960
- 10 weeks $1060
- Extra week + $100
The program fee covers the following.
- Project orientation
- Three meals a day
- Airport pickup
- In-country emergency support
The program fees exclude the following: Visas, flights, insurance, airport drop-off and personal expenses.
Fill Volunteer Application Form here