Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda | GivingWay
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


Volunteer in Animal Care

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


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


Volunteer in Childcare

Amatsiko Organization

Amatsiko is a registered community based organization (CBO) operating in South- Western Uganda, Kabale District, Kigezi region. The idea for the project was initially conceived in 2005 by Alex Atuheire, the project director, after he saw the detrimental effects that being vulnerable had on the future of the community's children.

5 Reviews

KAASO Uganda

KAASO is first and foremost a primary school, but relies on an interconnected network of community initiatives to keep the school running and the level of education high. St. Paul KAASO is a unique community project in Uganda that provides education and mentorship to children in one of the areas hit the hardest by the HIV/AIDS crisis.

5 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

RIDO

We are a nonprofit organisation with a mandate to operate in the Masaka District in Uganda (Masaka District Local Government -CD5421). RIDO was established in 2007 to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. We later expanded our activities to include tackling environmental issues, while also working hand-in-hand with local communities.

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

Abaana Community Outreach Africa (ACO-Africa)

Abaana Community Outreach Africa (ACO-Africa) was founded in 2009 as a community based organisation in Lwengo District. It was later renovated into a non-government organisation with the purpose of breaking the cycle of poverty.

3 Reviews

SAFE Children Foundation

We are a charity working towards providing a robust support system to enable children from vulnerable and marginalized communities to attain their full potential in life.

1 Review

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.