Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF) a registered tourism Non-Governmental Organization – NGO (Reg. No. S.5914/11282) that strives for the conservation of biodiversity and development of rural Uganda communities in high tourism potential areas.
Our Volunteer program runs all year round and offers many possibilities of volunteer service for men and women who wish to devote a few weeks or up to two years of their lives to international volunteer work. We provide an integrated development experience consisting of practical leadership opportunities, International Internships and participation in a global learning environment. We aim to put our volunteer’s skills to use in supporting the development initiatives of local communities in Uganda.Working with this program means opting for an enriching and dynamic experience that will change the course of your life
We focus on local grassroots projects, cultural immersion and travel learning opportunities, and offer memorable experiences to our international volunteers, with purpose to:
• Improve the lives of deprived people in less-fortunate communities (often rural, poor and economically marginalized) by connecting volunteers to grassroots projects, to enhance learning opportunities for positive transformation;
• Offer unique opportunities for cultural immersion through well designed language and cultural program, and amazing travel adventure to our volunteers, for memorable experience.
Volunteers will be picked up from the airport their arrival and transferred to their project placement where they are provided with a clean and safe accommodation with the access to WIFI internet access. The volunteers will also be provided three meals per day - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We provide 3 meals per day - breakfast, lunch and dinner
$300 per week
In Fort Portal, Uganda, you can visit a local women group that makes beautiful handicraft. Spend some time with women and try to learn how to make baskets and other items of straw.
Each and every volunteer brings a different set of skills, knowledge and values to their program, therefore what role you will play in your volunteering placement will largely be decided when you reach the project after collaboration with both local staff and the project staff.
Well, we couldn’t really be Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation without extra tourism adventure could we?! As part of your experience, in the majority of our longer term projects, we give you the chance to take part in a range of different adventure activities.
Uganda is a large and extremely diverse country in terms of both culture and nature. For three days you can undertake a safari that ushers you in the vast Bwindi Impenetrable National for Gorilla Trekking or the Murchison Falls National Park for Uganda Wildlife Tour or the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park for Uganda Bird Watching, or the Kibale National Park for Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking. You can also take a journey for Cultural Tour from Central to Eastern Uganda, to tour Kampala the Capital City of Uganda, Buganda and Busoga Kingdom, or to Western Uganda, to tour Bunyoro, Toro and Ankole royal monarchy, tradition and culture. The adventures will provide you with a break from your project, a chance to see your host country from a different perspective, and time to maybe live out a few dreams! Please contact us to book extra tour excursions for you during your stay in Uganda.
Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation understands the positive impact sustainable tourism can have in local communities and aims to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment. We believe travel should contribute to a more peaceful world fostering a deeper sense of empathy; widening understanding of global issues; and directly contribute to the livelihoods of the host communities. We seek to give a voice to communities where tourism takes place, sharing their concerns and recommendations in order to encourage more equitable and sustainable tourism.