UGANDA: Refugees Support Volunteer Work

Refugees support volunteer work
Refugees support volunteer work

Do you want to volunteer with refugees’ support project? Our partner in Uganda is need of volunteers able to dedicate themselves to refugees support volunteer work in the two refugees’ settlement camps where they work. Volunteer services required include: Medical, Teaching, Translation and special events organizers.

Volunteers who choose to volunteer in Uganda with the refugees support volunteer work program will be part of a team that works to bring a sense of humanity to refugee camps in Uganda and make the lives of displaced men, women, and children better.

Volunteers in Uganda doing refugees support volunteer work, you’ll be working to help children, men and women in refugees settlement camps adapt to their new circumstances by teaching, provision of medical care, child care and leading activities such as sports, music, theater, and other activities carried out by our teams in Uganda.


People with other specialized skills such as physiotherapists, counselors, social workers, photographers, bloggers are encouraged to get involved in this noble work. Volunteers who can teach English are highly welcome, medical volunteers are also very welcome and volunteers who are interested in physical activities contribute their time in activities involving arts and crafts, sports, exercise, dance and other social and/or fun activities for the refugee community.


Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement– is a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda. With over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war, as of early 2017 it was the largest refugee settlement in the world. Bidibidi covers 250 square kilometers of the eastern half of the district of Yumbe, stretching southward from the South Sudanese border and spilling over into Moyo District along the western bank of the Kochi River.

Bidibidi was a small village before becoming a refugee settlement which was opened in August 2016. There have been growing concerns about health conditions and access to health services as the number of South Sudan refugees entering Uganda continues to increase.

Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement – is a refugee camp in Kamwenge District in southwestern Uganda. It is home to nearly 70,000 refugees. The Rwamwanja camp is managed by the UNHCR and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister’s Department of Refugees (OPM).

Services to refugees are implemented by a host of “implementing partner” NGOs including Go Volunteer Africa’s development partner. Most of the current residents of the Rwamwanja settlement are Congolese nationals who fled the M23 rebellion and the broader Kivu conflict beginning in early 2012.

As with all our other volunteering projects in Uganda, its free to volunteer with Go Volunteer Africa. Bring your skills, enthusiasm and creativity and make a difference.  Go Volunteer Africa is the leading and largest volunteer travel organization in Africa.


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——————
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: Free – Travel / Sightseeing for long-term participants
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Yumbe, Moyo or Kamwenge Districts
Language: English

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