UGANDA: Special Needs Support Volunteering

Become a Special Needs volunteer in Uganda with Go Volunteer Africa. Volunteering with Special Needs projects in Uganda is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you will ever have abroad. The special needs support volunteering in Uganda is a highly rewarding and a challenging experience at the same time. This project allows volunteers to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs in communities in Uganda.

A special needs support volunteering placement in Uganda may require working with people with various types of health conditions, including individuals who are deaf, blind or autistic. Volunteers working on our special needs support volunteering project may have a variety of different roles, including but not limited childcare support, art, music or dance teachers, sports instructor, reading and writing teachers etc.


  • Work as a caregiver
  • Prepare meals for children and adults under program
  • Serve meals
  • Teach reading and writing
  • Sports and Games instructor
  • Arts, dance and music instructor
  • Offer support therapy

As a Special Needs Support volunteer, you will be working with children and adults with cognitive development difficulties (autism, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit disorder) from the age of five to adulthood. Volunteer responsibilities would differ from day to day but in most cases, you will be assisting staff with teaching, supervising and the overall care of the beneficiaries in the program.


Our development partner in Uganda, started a special needs program to support children and youth with special needs. The program provides comprehensive services, care and support to children and adults development disabilities.

We are looking at recruiting volunteer therapists and teachers to work with the local staff in various roles and capacities. The project is also in need of volunteers to work with the administration in fundraising and resource mobilization.

Volunteers working with the special needs projects provide much-needed support and assistance to children and adults in Uganda. Volunteers are the backbone of this project.

The local staff and volunteers who have stayed longer at the project trains the new volunteers to understand the unique situations that may occur when working with individuals with disabilities.

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
Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Mukono (Around Uganda)
Language: English


Item Cost (USD$) Inclusion
1 week $160
  • Project orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country emergency support



  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
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


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 fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up

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