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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.


Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

RIDO

Summer 2018: Join a Group of Volunteers to help make a Ugandan Community Self-Sustainable

Masaksa, Uganda.
July 1 - July 15, 2018
RIDO (Rural Integrated Development Organization) is a Non-Profit Community-Based Organization located in the Masaka District of Uganda. Established in 2007 to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention to the grassroots communities, RIDO expanded its activities to tackling environmental issues working hand in hand with local communities of Masaka. In partnership with these communities, our current efforts are in addressing a variety of development issues they have identified. Their most pressing issues are poor health, environmental conservation, lack of skills for development and poverty. Together with the communities some of the projects we are working on are the construction of underground water tanks, energy saving stoves, vegetable gardens, tree planting and skills development. RIDO aims to improve the livelihood status of the rural-based people of Kyesiiga and other communities in Masaka while working with women and youth and giving support to the most vulnerable in the community.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Agapewo Ministry Uganda

PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY AGAPEWO MINISTRY UGANDA
1. Education and Training
2. Housing and Construction
3. Agriculture and Production
4. Health and Livelihoods
5. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
6. Legal Advocacy


Conservation Through Public Health

Conservation Through Public Health is a Non profit organisation that achieves biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving their quality of life in and around Africa's protected areas


Volunteer in Childcare

KAASO Uganda

St. Paul KAASO is a unique community project in Uganda that provides education and mentorship to children in one of the areas hardest-hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis.

4 Reviews

Amatsiko Organisation

We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families

5 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

RIDO

We are a charity working with communities for sustainable development

5 Reviews

Rwenzori Action for Tourism Services

We are a community based organization who offers tourism services for a better and more sustainable living

4 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

DESTINY WINGS INTERNATIONAL (DEWI)

CREATING SELF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN REMOTE AREAS OF AFRICA BY EMPOWERING THE YOUTH AND WOMEN WITH PRACTICAL-HANDS ON SKILLS AND MORE (WE LINK COMMUNITIES TO THEIR DESTINIES,TURNING VILLAGES INTO CITIES)

1 Review

EKisande Rural Development Centre Bwera, UG

We work to empower rural poor communities in Uganda through basic primary education, health, skills training and environmental conservation.

3 Reviews

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.