UGANDA: Sports Volunteer Project

Uganda Sports Volunteer Project

Through our Uganda sports volunteer project we aim at enhancing the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth in Uganda. The Uganda Sports Volunteer Project provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment in which they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.

This sports coaching volunteer project in Uganda is unique as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate. Sports coaching volunteers do not need previous experience and we can tailor the program to suit your skills, interest and experience.

Rwanda Sports Program

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will do something positive
  • Prepare sports  training modules/plans
  • You will meet new people and make friends for life
  • You might be assigned to develop team assignments
  • You will be teaching and assisting in sports trainings
  • You will learn deeply about Ugandan culture and the country
  • You will be able to share your knowledge, skills and passion for sport
  • You will make a significant and worthwhile contribution to the local community

This Uganda Sports Volunteer Project aims to empower the local children youth through various sports and games activities. You can combine this project with other community service projects in Uganda. If you are looking for a volunteer project with a difference, then join meaningful volunteer program in Uganda.

PROJECT LOCATION

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.

Uganda Sports Volunteer Program

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. 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.

PROJECT DETAILS

Many children in Uganda served don’t have the opportunity to receive proper coaching and they lack basic sports skills. Sports coaching volunteers work with schools and community teams after school. Sports have the power to bring people together. It speaks a universal language and cuts through culture, race and religion.

You can volunteer as a sports coaching instructor of athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and more! During the sports development program, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.

Volunteers joining our Uganda sports volunteer project also help coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children and youth.  The youth are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.

Sports Coaching volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the sport or game. Working in the heart of the community you can help put a smile on the faces of the children and youth of Uganda. You can join this program all year round and you can stay for as long three months and engage your team into various competitions.

You can teach a new sport or add skills to the sports activities our children and youth already know. You can participate in fitness and training of sports for children and youth and you can combine it with another project, like mentoring for slum or village youth.

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.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

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.

AGE REQUIREMENT

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!

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. Visa on arrival: Electronic visas replaced the visa on arrival facility. Apply for Uganda Tourist Visa Here.

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. Buy here Now

Uganda community volunteer work

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

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
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
Locations: Mukono, Masaka, Wakiso, Nebbi, Mityana, Pallisa, Luwero
Language: English

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.

Uganda community volunteer work

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$)

1 Week
One Week
$160
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Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$360
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Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$100
Any additional Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • 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

If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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