Volunteering Medical and Educational programs in UGANDA
Become a childcare volunteer – If you’re someone who loves working with children and is happy to provide support wherever your assistance is most needed, you will be well suited to this project. As a volunteer on this project, you will work within in daycare centres, nursery schools, children’s homes and kindergartens to assist local staff in the day-to-day running of these centres and ensuring they operate effectively.
Activities vary across the different centres with typical tasks including
- changing of diapers for babies,
- educational activities
- a basic teaching of English, Maths, Health/Hygiene, Reading and Writing.
Other activities include playing therapy and games, cleaning, reading stories, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, as well as assisting with feeding and daily chores.
Do I need to have qualifications?
As you will be volunteering alongside our local placement staff, you do not need to have previous childcare experience to participate on this project but high energy levels and a willingness to help out wherever your help is most needed. This is inevitably a must.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Charity Work/Fundraising
- Teaching/Language Exchange
- General Help
What’s the mission of your community?
To uplift and empower needy and vulnerable people in society by improving their quality of life through healthcare, psychosocial interventions, childcare, education, capacity building, livelihood and skills development, empowerment, linkages and networking to other sustainable programs.
How many volunteers could you host?
Up to 20 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
Only on Specific Weeks/Months – please ask us via e-mail or phone.
How many hours of help per day?
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
6 days per week – 1 day off
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation – see Fees Transparency section
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Private room for a couple
Diet – nutrition information
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of mealtimes, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical Ugandan stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Uganda also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples. Bottled drinking water is readily available in Uganda and volunteers should budget approximately $5 per week for this.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however, need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
Fees transparency – Volunteer Program costs
- 1 Week = £200
- 2 Weeks = £300
- 3 Weeks = £400
- 4 Weeks = £500
- 5 Weeks = £600
- 8 Weeks = £900
- 9 Weeks = £1000
- 10 Weeks = £1100
- 11 Weeks = £1070
- 12 Weeks = £1170
You can volunteer for up to 24 Weeks, and each additional week costs £100.
To convert these prices to your local currency please use the current exchange rate.
All programs attract a Registration Fee of BP £100 on top of the Program Fee and A 5% international banking fee is added at the point of payment.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters
Volunteers’ program benefits
Volunteers are able to leave their footsteps behind as they help out in Community. We offer:
- recommendation letters and
- Certificates at the end of the Volunteer Program.
Volunteers are also able to learn a lot from the African Culture. Many volunteers have been able to make many new friends. Other volunteers have ended up making a relocation to permanently stay in Uganda.
What to do in the free time
There are lots of Excursions that one can do.
How to get to your site
One flies into the country by Plane, Then our team picks them up from the Airport with our Sign for our identification for them to easily see it.
Is there internet access?
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests – This can be agreed upon via e-mail
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
Kibalama David, Volunteers 2 Uganda, P.O.BOX 35944
Tel and Whatapp: +256754855769, +256779452682.
Website: http://www.volunteerstouganda.com/ (currently not working October 2021) ❗
Hostname: David Kibalama
Host Email: email@example.com
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