UGANDA: Teaching Volunteer Project

Uganda Teaching Volunteer Project

The Uganda Teaching volunteer project is an enriching and satisfying experience where the volunteer get the opportunity to teach children who are eager to improve their conversational English skills and other subjects.

The volunteers serving with the Uganda teaching volunteer project will work primarily as instructors of English in local schools in Uganda. The volunteers teaching in Uganda may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects or working at local community centers.

Uganda Teaching Volunteer Project

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paint educative murals
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities
  • Teach English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts

Teaching volunteer projects in Uganda provide a wide range subjects and activities to choose from, including but not limited to: English, Mathematics in subjects like, Arts and Sports. The teaching volunteers in Uganda work continuously to explore the hidden talents in the children and to promote them. The volunteers might find that they learn as much as from them as the children will learn from the volunteers.

Uganda Teaching Volunteer Project

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.

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

At the Uganda teaching volunteer project you can teach primary or high school classes, including academic subjects and life skills, and organize sport and art activities for the children. Let us know what you’re interested in teaching and we’ll get you into the best placement for you. School terms vary annually but are likely to be: Feb 1 to April 15, May 20 to August 20, Sept 20 to November 30.

Know that traditional education in Uganda is based on memorization and passing exams. While there is a language barrier, by volunteering in Uganda you can introduce creative writing, drawing, debate, and life skills into the classroom.

Teaching needy and orphaned kids at the Uganda teaching volunteer project has serious challenges and needs volunteers who are open to local teaching methods but still able to bring creativity and fun into the classroom. You are the outside world to these kids. Schools have a basic curriculum, but you’ll be planning your own lessons daily.

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All of our volunteer projects in Uganda need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. We do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. You will be working from Monday to Friday in a busy school.

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.

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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!

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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

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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
Minimum Duration
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$360
Our Most Popular
Inclusions & Exclusions
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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