A charity project in Uganda is in need of volunteers for a cultural exchange
We are a volunteer project in Uganda – we are Nest of Joy, a community based not for profit organisation that actively empowers the most vulnerable to live with greater independence, dignity and freedom from poverty, disease, and hunger. Using a hands approach with help from volunteers, community members and religious leaders, we are able to create positive change through provisions of education to disadvantaged children and other forms of support to communities with a focus on women and orphans headed households in urban and rural Uganda.
Become part of our community and experience true African Culture. – Share your knowledge and skills teaching orphaned and other disadvantaged children and young adults or help in our various community outreach programmes all while enjoying Uganda’s unique hospitality and natural beauty.
In the schools, volunteers may teach a class, play sports, read with children or help in the development of the school – you can use your skills and initiative to really make a difference. The Community Outreach Programme involves visiting families and local groups to provide support and help improve their way of life in sustainable ways.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Charity Work/Fundraising
- Teaching/Language Exchange
What’s the mission of your community?
Our Mission is to bring joy to the child, to the family, to the community, to the country and to the world
How many volunteers could you host?
Up to 10 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
How many hours of help per day?
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
4 days of help per week – 3 days off
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Private Room
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Private home
Diet – nutrition information
Both Vegan and non Vegetarian options available.
Volunteering with us is totally free
but you are more than welcome to make contributions towards meals and any other forms of support you may deem necessary.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters
- A certificate of appreciation will be issued upon the end of your time with us.
- Cultural exchange is at the core of our volunteer programs.
What to do in the free time
Evenings, weekends and some weekdays are free time for you to enjoy Uganda’s unique hospitality and natural beauty. You can visit the beach in Entebbe, Ssese islands, lake Bunyonyi for birders go on safari in the many game parks, do white water rafting on the Nile, see endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi…and much more!
Hailed as the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of staggering beauty – a lush green land whose stunning, diverse countryside supports incredible wildlife such as lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards, rhinoceros, and half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
How to get to your site
Volunteers from abroad generally land at Entebbe international airport which is 30 minutes by car to Kampala city centre, a few arrive to Kampala by bus from neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Rwanda. Once in Kampala pick up can be arranged. Pick up from the Airport can be arranged but usually at the volunteer’s cost due to limited resources. Generally, an Uber from the airport to Kampala city centre costs no more than $25. Minibus Taxis or matatus are way cheaper but not recommended for first-time users.
Is there internet access?
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
No, we cannot accommodate paying guests. We only need volunteers
Tel: +256 705 669 999
For more information and pictures visit our website: http://www.nestofjoy.org
Hostname: Nest of Joy Foundation
Host Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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