UGANDA: Office Volunteer Work

Uganda office Volunteer Work
Uganda office Volunteer Work

Go Volunteer Africa’s Uganda office Volunteer Work welcomes volunteer office administrators to help with the daily running of our development programs. Volunteer office administrators will help with everyday business tasks such as filing, updating spreadsheets, research on the internet, provide support for meeting and events, or with special projects. If you ever wanted to be part of a dynamic and positive team, Go Volunteer Africa has the perfect volunteer placement for you in Uganda.

Through our Uganda office Volunteer Work, volunteer office Administrators will assist with general administrative duties. As a volunteer in Uganda, you will provide warm, friendly and energetic interactions with staff, clients and the general public via the phone, email, and mail. We are also looking to expand our business to more locations, a great option we have to help us out with this is by finding a new office.

We’re always on the lookout for people who have some or all of the following skills, the Volunteer Office Administrators should have professional or volunteer experience in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication skills in-person and on the phone
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel: proficient in developing and maintaining databases; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets; perform mail merges
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Able to manage a project with goals and deadlines.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Database entry
  • General office tasks: laminating, binding, photocopying, sorting, counting stock, etc
  • Reception

If you do not already have the technical qualifications but have the desire to learn, no formal training will be provided but, we can teach you the skills so you can be successful. We provide clear instructions for each task and there’s always someone nearby to answer questions or help. We don’t expect our admin volunteers to be experts, just willing to learn and committed to helping the team.

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT:

  • Volunteer office administrators should bring a passion for working with families, children and youth.
  • Volunteers will be working during regular business hours M-F 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Some tasks may have very short deadlines while other duties may provide more flexibility.
  • Volunteers may be able to create a schedule so tasks are completed on time
  • Special events and projects may include evenings or weekends.

SUPERVISION:

The Office Assistant Volunteer will work directly with the Office and Volunteer Coordinator on a variety of tasks. If you enjoy working in an office environment with positive people, your volunteer time would only increase our ability to make a real difference in the community and in the lives of those we serve.

PROJECT DETAILS:

We have up to five office-based volunteers at any one time on our Uganda office Volunteer Work.  The local staff in Uganda and volunteers operate in a spirit of program partnership, which demands team-work and collaborative decision-making, transparency and mutual respect, integrity, personal initiative, creativity, political and interpersonal sensitivity and professional discretion. The Volunteer office administrator is expected to apply these core values to their work and develop them within the organization.

PROJECT LOCATION:

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, zip-lining, 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 & Falls – 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)

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at  Entebbe  International Airport in Entebbe, south-west of Kampala. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Uganda will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family in Mukono which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Uganda has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

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.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

No particular experience or skills required to get involved in our volunteer work in Uganda. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program 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.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a 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 – Friday. 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 homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 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.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our Uganda office Volunteer Work program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves children, youth, women and social experiences with people from all over the world.

VISAS:

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

Electronic visas are expected to replace the visa on arrival facility. As a temporary measure, passengers who have not applied for an e-visa on line, will still be able to apply for their e-visa on arrival in Uganda. However, facilities will be very limited and passengers may experience delays. The 90-day East African Tourist Visa is also available on arrival, which is valid for Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda if first used in the country that issued the visa.

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

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 FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum four weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ———————
Start Dates: 2nd  or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Mukono
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$):

1 Week
$160
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
2 Weeks
$260
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
3 Weeks
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us