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Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

Uganda may be a small African nation, but it offers many exciting volunteer opportunities for those seeking a meaningful travel experience. It hides within it a diverse natural landscape: from taking a ferry ride on the Nile river to witnessing the awe-inspiring view of Lake Victoria, volunteers travelling into the depths of the country get to witness Africa at its best. Historically ravaged by genocides and conflicts, Uganda needs every bit of help it can get. Local nonprofit organizations along with the help of foreign volunteers run several community development projects to empower the vulnerable citizens of the country. Keeping the youth engaged through educational volunteer programs and sporting events is also a popular social initiative in Uganda.


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Volunteer in Animal Care

Elgon Wildlife Conservation Organisation

Elgon Wildlife Conservation Organisation is a registered grassroots nonprofit conservation Organization in Uganda. EWCO works to ensure the delicate balance between the environments; biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in communities around protected areas in Uganda. our mission is to promote biodiversity and wildlife conservation through community engagement, recognizing the importance of engaging people in protecting wildlife, while supporting sustainable development using a holistic and multi-disciplinary One Health approach both of which are critical for the conservation of wildlife. We have a wildlife conservation and health monitoring,Research and conservation program that works to promote conservation of endangered wildlife with emphasis on the great apes(gorillas) , African elephants , Amphibians and other endangered wildlife throughout the entire home range while addressing all ecosystem issues that sustain co-existence of wildlife, humans, and ecosystems. Our goal is to Mainstream biodiversity conservation into development policies, plans and projects to deliver the co-benefits of

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Bam animal clinics

An animal welfare/health charity organization based in Uganda.


Volunteer in Childcare

PetaPata Puppets and Animation

We are skilling, educating, equipping children in school and youth out of school about public health,environment,climate change,waste management, prevention of HIV//AIDS,Early grade reading(ECD)education, road safety, domestic violence, child labour,Refugee management, Human Rights, ChildProtection, Girls and women empowerement, Boys project, creation of educative animation videos,

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Curtin Child Learning Centre (CLICCs)

A Community based Primary & Nursery school set to nurture & train rural children attain basic Quality Education alongside elementary vocational and/or Entrepreneutship skills.

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Volunteer in Conservation Work

Kugusa Moyo International

Our Vision Growing sustainable Christ-established communities, associating with the neediest and suffering, making disciples who follow and love God. Our Mission To Change lives’ of under privileged and marginalized people, and to make true Disciples of Christ as we demonstrate His Love in practical ways among those with the greatest spiritual and physical needs.

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RURAL FAMILY CARE

We are a charity organisation working in health and Youth Empowement


Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Mission for Community Development (MCODE)

MCODE was founded to help provide formal education, health promotion, clean drinking water, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, poverty alleviation, hygiene & sanitation and vocational skills training.

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Give Hope Uganda

Give Hope Uganda (GHU) is an Indigenous registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) with Kira Municipality under registration number: KMC/111/19.

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How to Volunteer in Uganda

How to find volunteer opportunities in Uganda

Ugandan people are known to greet visitors with smiling faces and a warm heart. The capital city of Kampala hosts several volunteer programs thus attracting travellers from all over the globe. Kampala is an urban city with a beautiful hilly backdrop. The city is located near Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa. This gives volunteers the opportunity to witness the beautiful natural landscape and the Ugandan city life. Other towns such as Jinja and Masaka also have several volunteer jobs that focus on providing sustainable solutions to improve the lives of the vulnerable communities.

Best time to volunteer in Uganda

Dry seasons in Uganda are considered the best times to visit the nation. The country experiences two dry seasons: one from June to August and the other one from December to February. Uganda is topographically at an elevated position, which ensures the temperature always remains comfortable and cool compared to other African nations.

Essential information about Uganda

To enter Uganda for volunteering purposes, travellers need to apply for Work Permit Class G1. This work permit is reserved for volunteers, missionaries, and nonprofit workers. To apply for this permit, volunteers need to submit two passport-sized photographs, a copy of their valid passports, criminal record reports, original appointment letters received from nonprofit organizations in Uganda, nonprofit certificates, qualification documents, and cover letters. Thanks to its colonial past, Ugandan people in the cities and towns can usually communicate in English. Compared to other African nations, Uganda is moderately expensive. For reference, a meal for one person in the city at a mid-ranged restaurant can cost 20,666 Shillings or $5.70.