Through the Uganda conservation volunteer project, Go Volunteer Africa is giving you an opportunity to protect nature through a hands-on work experience which has a direct impact on the preservation of environments. Go Volunteer Africa is (re)connecting people with our planet and with each other and this is true when you volunteer on our Uganda environment conservation project.
Not only will you gain the invaluable experience of travel, but more often than not you will be immersed in a local culture, meet local people and share their lives and do something meaningful. At the end of your volunteering experience, your greatest reward will be to know that you have made a difference in the lives of others (and they in yours), contributed to their community and helped sustain their development.
- Plant trees
- Join environment education outreaches
- Sensitize public on responsible waste management practices
- Live in the heart of Uganda’s most stunning wilderness areas
- Develop mechanism to recycle and utilize waste in the county
Our Uganda conservation volunteer project focuses on environment conservation, waste management, waste reduction and recycling, resource optimization, environmental education and awareness-raising, and sustainability in agriculture. This Uganda conservation volunteer work program brings people together from around the globe to plant thousands of trees, learn, connect, give back, grow and get active.
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.
Volunteering in Uganda on an environment conservation project is one of the most rewarding, exciting experiences that a volunteer can have. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to try different roles at the project site, dependent on your interests and skills. The Uganda environment conservation volunteer work does not require specialized skills, and volunteers for both short and long-term placements, are accepted all the year round.
Go Volunteer Africa is looking for volunteers who wish to get involved in environmental conservation efforts in Uganda. These volunteers have the chance to interact directly with the community by preparing and coordinating workshops and activities with local staff, plant trees, reach out to schools and work on tree nurseries, supply solar cookers, water filters, high-efficiency cook stoves, solar lights, and other green technologies that will help to optimize water and other agricultural resource usage.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
- Planting trees
- Working on a tree nursery
- Joining environment education outreaches
- Total Culture experience
The project was created to:
- Facilitate tree nursery projects at village schools or on other nearby lands;
- Plant trees;
- Inspire environmental education in schools;
- Improve nutrition;
- Boost economic development; and
- Help reduce the impacts of climate change.
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.