Volunteering Uganda! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to the Uganda. Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the endangered common chimpanzee. Uganda is known as a whole year round travel destination to any tourist planning to travel. This is due to its climate and location to the equator.
Go Volunteer Africa offer a range of high quality affordable volunteering Uganda opportunities for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. school, corporate and adventure expeditions for groups can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.
Our volunteering Uganda projects range between one week to 6 months adventuring the diversity in Uganda. You will experience another culture like never before and really get to know its people. You will gain new perspectives and insight into the culture and yourself. A Uganda volunteer placement is an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever.
Our Volunteering Uganda program is the most affordable and lowest cost program we offer all across Africa. We have volunteering opportunities for building, community outreaches on environment conservation, organizing games and sports, working with women and teaching primary and high schools in English and Geography and other social subjects.
The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you.
VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Coach sports and games
- Teach English languages
- Take up a medical care job
- Work with childcare projects
- Learn Luganda & Kiganda Cultures
- Work with our arts and culture projects
- Work with women empowerment projects
- Get involved in our environment conservation project
- Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region
Uganda has plenty for you to be doing and seeing during your time off, from white water rafting to on foot safaris. If you are interested in getting involved with us please choose below the perfect project for you. We are committed to provide you with a life changing volunteer safaris and truly an amazing volunteer in Africa experience.
UGANDA FAST FACTS
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate. It has a population of around 46 million, of which 8.5 million live in the capital and largest city of Kampala.
Uganda is named after the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala and whose language Luganda is widely spoken throughout the country. The official language is English, although the Constitution states that “any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law.
Uganda’s abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country.
It’s home to Africa’s tallest snow-capped mountain range of the Rwenzori, the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.
Many travel to Uganda to catch sight of the mystical, mountain gorillas living in the dense forests. Uganda’s attractions don’t stop there. The hippo-filled rivers, abundant birdlife, serene lakes and villages filled with enthusiastic locals consistently capture the attention, imagination and hearts of travelers worldwide.
Uganda is undoubtedly one of best destinations to visit if you are really passionate about volunteering and adventure. Uganda will be a life changing experience, no matter if you are coming as a business traveler, short term volunteer, or going on a Safari.
WHY VOLUNTEER IN UGANDA
In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world. Uganda also hosts the largest refugee population in Africa—more than one million refugees have fled their home countries to seek asylum in Uganda. Over the next decade, agricultural development will be a main priority to help improve outcomes for low-income families. Agriculture will also be an increasingly important industry for youth and refugees to find viable opportunities to earn sustainable livelihoods for themselves.
In Uganda, nearly 50% of children do not complete primary school—and the majority of families rely upon agriculture for their livelihoods. These ongoing challenges are coupled with an extremely large youth population and the largest refugee population in Africa—creating a great need for both education and job opportunities.
In response, Go Volunteer Africa is focused on initiatives like: Creating opportunities for farmers to improve their yields and their incomes and Ensuring that children can go to—and stay in—school. When parents are able to earn a better income, they are more likely to send their children to school instead of keeping them on the family farms.
UGANDA VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.