This 14 days Sports Volunteering Project Uganda, will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda games and sports 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 Sports development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local Ugandan people.
Day 3-13: Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
Many children in Uganda served don’t have the opportunity to receive proper coaching and they lack basic sports skills. Participants on our Sports Volunteering Project Uganda work with schools and community teams after school. Sports have the power to bring people together. It speaks a universal language and cuts through culture, race and religion.
Through our sports development program in Uganda, we aim at enhancing the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth in Uganda. The program provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment in which they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.
You can volunteer as a sports coaching instructor of athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and more!
Sports coaching volunteers also help coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children and youth. The youth are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
During the sports development program, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.
Sports Coaching volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the sport or game. Working in the heart of the community you can help put a smile on the faces of the children and youth of Uganda.
You can teach a new sport or add skills to the sports activities our children and youth already know. You can participate in fitness and training of sports for children and youth and you can combine it with another project, like mentoring for slum or village youth.
You can join this program all year round and you can stay for as long three months and engage your team into various competitions.
This Sports Volunteering Project Uganda is unique as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate.
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.
Sports coaching volunteers do not need previous experience and we can tailor the program to suit your skills, interest and experience.
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 & 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