Go Volunteer Africa’s Uganda childcare volunteer project offer needy kids the love and parental care in our children homes. Come and volunteer, spend time with the children. Show them that love and give them support. Show them the bright light at the end of the tunnel. Give them hope for a better tomorrow.
These children need love, care, attention, observation and monitoring, and emotional support. The organization might have taken in the children, but they also require assistance from volunteers. As a volunteer working on our Uganda childcare volunteer project you will work alongside local teams that provide at-risk children and abandoned babies a safe environment in which they are nurtured and they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.
- Prepare food for dinner
- Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
- Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
- Organize fun activities when the children return from school
- Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
This Uganda childcare volunteer project is designed to provide kids from 3 to 10 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time and also to provide nurturing environment for 0-2yr olds. Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing, arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational activities.
This project will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. The trip starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Volunteers joining the program will be based in Mukono. 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.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (the only international airport in Uganda). 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. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Uganda you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
The way a child is brought up determines the future of the child. Children are abandoned by their mothers immediately after leaving the labor ward. Do they even know how long it will take before someone gets to find that baby and look after her/him?
The babies are thrown in pit latrines and some of these babies remain alive until they are pulled out of there. For so many years, Uganda has battled with this, and yet even today, children are abandoned on streets, hospital wards, outside private resident’s gates, and even in the bush.
Most of the children you will meet at the Uganda childcare volunteer project are traumatized by the incidences that occurred and it takes them time to adjust and feel comfortable among new people. This mostly happens to children in the age bracket of 3-7. As for the infants of 2 years and below, these do not recall what happened to them and so they live and grow up knowing that this is their home and family.
The volunteers joining the Uganda childcare volunteer project can also help coordinate important educational workshops to caretakers in areas lacking emphasis in general such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children. The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
Go Volunteer Africa’s childcare project volunteers’ work for five days that is from Monday to Friday. Weekends are always your days off. You will be required to work for 6 hours each day. Breakfast is served at 7:30am till 8:30am. However since you will be working with babies, daily activities can start as early as 6:00am.
This is because by this time, the babies are awake and you might be needed to help in feeding them, bathing them or even changing them. Daily activities that you choose to be involved in on particular days, will determine how long you will be working. So you might exceed 6 hours of working. But, since you will be with the coordinator all the time, you can agree on how long you wish to work on a particular activity per day.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Uganda volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Uganda. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in our beautiful volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The accommodations are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 5 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival to Uganda or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Uganda began issuing electronic visas (e-Visa) on 1 July 2016. Passengers who have been issued an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation. Visa on arrival: Electronic visas replaced the visa on arrival facility. Apply for Uganda Tourist Visa Here.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Uganda has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|Project open all year round
|Minimum 1 week commitment
|Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are welcome
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Family or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
|Mukono, Masaka, Wakiso, Nebbi, Mityana, Pallisa, Luwero
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Uganda with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Uganda are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Uganda. All volunteer programs in Uganda are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Uganda. Most volunteer projects in Uganda are located throughout the country in places like Mukono, Masaka, Wakiso, Mityana, Nebbi, Pallisa, Luwero and in more rural areas.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $120 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.