GVA Foundation- Africa offers opportunities for volunteer work in rural Uganda, through various sustainable community development projects, giving you a chance to experience the culture, the people, safaris and much more.
What volunteer work in Uganda can I do?
We're looking for volunteers in Uganda who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed.
At a one-to-one Uganda orientation interview we'll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you're assigned to the right project. Volunteers in Uganda are needed in a variety of project areas. Including but not limited to Healthcare, Education and Teaching, Childcare Support, Agriculture Development, Microfinance and Business and so many other areas.
How long can I come for?
Our Volunteer Uganda placements last either two weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks or 3 months and include a three-day arrival orientation. You'll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic country why not leaves some time at the end of your program to explore further afield?
Where will I be working?
Our Ugandan projects are rural community based. The majority of our volunteers are placed in rural areas of Central Uganda, Eastern Uganda, Northern Uganda and Uganda islands although projects do also exist in other parts of the country like Western Uganda.
Who will I be working with?
We place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Our volunteer in Uganda program is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.
Where will I be living?
As part of our 'Local Approach', we believe that living with a local family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. You'll be placed with a family in a Ugandan community, a short distance from your project. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.
Houses can be very basic and may not have running water or a constant source of electricity. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences and learning the local language will give you a unique and memorable experience.
How much does it cost?
- Airport transfers (one way)
- Placement Registration & Booking
- Project Support (Pre-departure/ Onsite)
- Comfortable Accommodation (Homestay)
- Nutritious meals everyday on project (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- In-country support/Orientation
What else should I budget for?
We feel it's important to be as upfront as possible about any additional costs so that you can manage your budget and have a hassle free trip.
Please budget for the following: Air-ticket, Insurance, Health, and day to day living expenses.
Raising extra funds for your trip needn't be difficult as there are loads of things you can do to raise money.
Your arrival orientation, placement and local support services is provided by Isaac Ssamba and team.