Help at an Orphanage Home in Masaka, Uganda (Weco Ngo)

Volunteer in Uganda
Hello friends,
my Name is Meddie, am the Director of an Orphanage Project founded by my mother intended to address the problems of orphans, vulnerable children in Kitovu – Masaka Central Uganda especially in terms of shelter, health and educational need.
ย Due to AIDS scourge in this region, the increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children and or worsening their conditions of living..
However, the major goal of this project is to enable orphans and vulnerable children to access basic needs through the provision of shelter and educational services like school fees and other scholastic materials
ย ย ย  Its objectives majorly include:
  • Establishment of a home for the homeless, distressed and HIV/AIDS orphans
  • Providing immediate needs and other timely needs of orphans and nurturing sick and malnourished Orphan children for better health and keep them well and strong through child survival program.
Type of helpvolunteer in Africa
  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Fundraising
  • Cooking/shopping
  • Help in the house
  • Charity work
  • Language practice
  • Art project
  • Teaching


ย Volunteering activities

For the moment we are only taking our first steps as an Orphanage Home for the children in need. Our vision and long-term goal for the project is to be self-sustainable in providing shelter, health and educational needs for our kids.

Do you have experience in working or living with children and would like to spend time and share some love with us? You are more than welcome to come and join our efforts. We urgently need support in marketing, online communication and fundraising. You can help us by working on online content support and attracting donors so that we can create new projects that make us independent from outside income sources.

We have many work opportunities for our volunteers. In our children’s primary schools nearby, you can engage by teaching and interacting with the village’s children. Besides that we conduct art classes at the orphanage, that is open for the whole community youth to join.

You can also help us with the construction of a Kids’ Library, a reading and playing centre, that will hopefully help develop a reading culture amongst the children.

We promise you a fun and surprising time. You will work among locally grown up, teens and children, get to know the Ugandan way of life and will be rewarded by the purity of our kid’s smiles every day.


We advise you inform yourself about necessary vaccinations and to bring Malaria medication with you. When travelling to Africa one should not underestimate health. See also: travel insurance.

Languages spoken
You will get to know country life and learn Africa from the inside out. We are happy to teach you our language (Luganda) and cooking our local Ugandan dishes.
We believe that experience is the best teacher and there is a lot you can learn here.
English, Luganda
Accommodation and food

The orphanage home is in Masaka district near Kitovu Cathedral a three-hour drive from Kampala past the famous Ugandan Equator. There is electricity and running water. Safe drinking bottled water is readily available for purchase in the nearby small shops.

BEDS: Single beds, pillow, sheets and a mosquito nets.

FOOD: Our kitchen has a firewood stove and charcoal stove, we shall provide you with three meals a day on our local vegetarian menu.

Type of accommodation
Homestay, the volunteer will be staying at host family / with me and my family. He/she will have his/her own private room with a bed, closet, mosquito net and electricity for light and charging.
Information about the place

Once you are in Masaka town we can collect you from the bus stop for free and from the airport we can still pick you BUT you contribute towards transport.

In Masaka, we usually get around on bodabodas (motorbike taxis). In the next bigger village Masaka town there are public buses/matatus heading to Kampala, buses to Western and Southern Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and from our it is only a forty-five minutes drive to the free public ferry that closes to Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria.


Volunteer in Uganda

We design for you a gift to take back home informed of an art piece like a portrait, a wood carving of canvas painting.Meddie has a good knowledge of Uganda and has been almost everywhere so if you are adventurous or looking for fun, we can help you organise your trips anywhere in the country. At all National parks and adventure places. We can be your tour guide.

How many volunteers needed?

More than two volunteers.

Hours of help

Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Volunteers COSTS?

$300 USD per month.

If you want to stay with us, we need basically a $10 USD contribution per day.

This includes meals, electricity, laundry and accommodation per day.

There is also a booking fee to allow us to confirm your stay and avoid overbooking. The Booking Fee depends on the lenght of your stay.

Refunding in case of cancellation is possible.


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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