Founded in 2018, Murphy Charitable Foundation is a registered non-profit in Uganda, dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of marginalized individuals. Our primary focus is on Uganda’s Eastern and Northern regions, including the Bukedea district.
Murphy Charitable Foundation’s goal is to tackle the root causes of poverty by implementing impactful projects that grant vulnerable individuals access to essential resources such as education, healthcare, clean energy, clean water, and livelihood opportunities. We are dedicated to actively promoting economic empowerment, firmly believing that through collective efforts and strategic partnerships, we can help create a brighter, more equitable future for Ugandan communities, free from the clutches of poverty.
What category best describes your hosting arrangement? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
Our Volunteer Program in Uganda – Engaging Activities:
- Pen Pal program: We also offer an engaging Pen Pal program where volunteers connect with local individuals, fostering cultural exchange and meaningful connections across borders.
- Community engagement: Our dedicated volunteers actively participate in our community initiatives, making a tangible impact through their efforts.
- Empowering financial skills: Volunteers play a pivotal role in empowering women with valuable financial management skills, and facilitating the launch of small businesses.
- Educational support: Volunteers contribute to the educational growth of our partner schools by teaching subjects such as English, mathematics, or any other subject of their choice.
- School outreach missions: Join us on enlightening school visits where volunteers provide essential Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services, along with counselling and guidance to students.
- Social media and website mastery: Volunteers manage our social media platforms and website, ensuring effective online communication and outreach.
- Proposal crafting & fundraising endeavours: Our volunteers collaborate with us to craft compelling project proposals for grants and organize fundraising events in their home countries.
- Administrative assistance: Volunteers contribute to the smooth functioning of our organization by assisting with various office tasks.
- Capturing moments: Talented volunteers lend their skills to capture memorable moments through photography and filming, preserving the essence of our projects.
- Cancer awareness initiatives: Volunteers actively participate in our program of spreading awareness about cancer prevention, early detection, amongst teenagers.
- Library enrichment: Our volunteers help establish and maintain libraries, promoting literacy and education within the communities we serve.
- Movie project: Volunteers coordinate movie screenings, providing entertainment and educational opportunities to local residents, while also sparking valuable discussions.
What’s the mission of the Murphy Charitable Foundation? 🎯
Our mission is to empower marginalized rural communities in Uganda by enhancing their access to education, clean energy, healthcare, and economic empowerment. Through these efforts, we strive to ignite a wave of positive change, promoting sustainable development, and reducing poverty.
Volunteer’s age restrictions 🔞
We can host volunteers of all ages (senior volunteers and minors are welcome). For those under 18, please come along with your parents or legal guardians. 💪
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Volunteers with disabilities are welcome ♿ ✅
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
- Up to 10 volunteers
When do you usually need volunteers? 📅
- All year round
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
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
Volunteers are expected to commit to a specified duration of service, work collaboratively with our team and the local community, show respect for local customs, be adaptable and responsible, prioritize safety, maintain open communication, demonstrate empathy, possess relevant language skills, and take initiative when appropriate.
Your dedication and enthusiasm greatly contribute to our mission of making a positive impact in the communities we serve.
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Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Private Room 🔑
- Hotel Room 🏨
- Private room for a couple 🎎
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
Our culinary offerings feature a diverse range of delicious dishes that reflect the rich and flavorful Ugandan cuisine. Guests can savour a variety of mouthwatering options, including Matooke (Bananas), Cassava, Sweet potatoes, rice, posho, Irish potatoes, beans, chicken, beef, kawo peas, fish, greens and a few other culinary delights.
Volunteers at Murphy Charitable Foundation
To kickstart your day, we offer a hearty breakfast that includes: milk, coffee, and black tea with bread, eggs, chappati, or a delightful Ugandan favourite, the Rolex (Chapati rolled with a choice of fillings).
We understand that everyone has unique preferences.
If you have special dietary requests or specific meal preferences, please feel free to let our friendly staff know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Fee transparency 🆓🔍
We are delighted to provide full coverage of meal and accommodation expenses for our dedicated volunteers.
However, we kindly request you to come along with daily emergency funds of $10-$25 or more to assist you with other in-country expenses, including airport pick-up, local transportation, and other essential on-site costs. This contribution is essential to ensure a seamless and fulfilling volunteer experience, facilitating your personal adventure programs and addressing any unexpected needs, such as health emergencies, visits to adventurous locations, or dietary adjustments.
VISA SUPPORT – Are you able to assist with visa support, and information, or provide invitation letters? 🛂
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters ✅
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
Volunteering in our program offers a comprehensive experience, encompassing certification for your service, immersion in local culture, opportunities to explore adventure places through excursions, access to educational courses and workshops, language improvement, networking with like-minded individuals and professionals, personal growth through skill development, and the satisfaction of making a meaningful social impact. Additionally, you’ll receive local support to ensure a safe and enriching experience. Join us for a rewarding and transformative journey!
On the tour portion of the trip, volunteers will enjoy thrilling activities such as zip-lining, lake tours, game park visits, swamp exploration, hiking through national parks, and witnessing mesmerizing waterfalls and volcanoes.
This program provides a unique opportunity to combine international community service, experiential learning, and adventure.
What are the available activities during free time? 🚴🚣🦒
During their leisure time, volunteers have the wonderful opportunity to explore the local communities, fostering meaningful interactions with residents while indulging in leisurely shopping excursions and participating in a myriad of engaging community events, should they desire to do so.
Teso Sub-region in northeastern Uganda is characterized by a diverse landscape of flat plains, rolling hills, and river valleys. It experiences a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons, with heavy rainfall from March to November and a dry period from December to February. This region is rich in agriculture, with fertile soils supporting crops like maize, millet, sorghum, cassava, sesame, and groundnuts. Its varied environment includes savannah grasslands, woodlands, and pockets of tropical forests, home to diverse wildlife such as antelopes, monkeys, and birds.
Teso is an essential economic and ecological hub in Uganda.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
To get to Bukedea Town in Eastern Uganda where one of our offices is located, start by taking a taxi from Entebbe Airport to Kampala. From Kampala, you have two options: you can take YY or Teso Coaches directly to Mbale, where our team will meet you. If you prefer a more personalized ride, we can arrange private transport for you.
Bukedea Town is located in Eastern Uganda, near Mbale, which makes it convenient for shopping, dining at local restaurants, and accessing an Internet cafe if needed.
Is there internet access? 🌐
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? 🎎
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests 👌
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CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
If you are interested in the Murphy Charitable Foundation volunteer program please reach out using one of the following contacts:
- Email: email@example.com
- Whats-app: +256771983900
- Website: http://www.murphycharity.org
- Hostname 📛Richard Okwii
- Host Email ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org
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