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2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Uganda
2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Uganda

Kampala Region, Uganda

2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Uganda

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer to teach underprivileged children in Uganda 
  • Give back to rural community and explore the country on weekends
  • Enjoy an exciting weekend Safari to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Take a day trip to Jinja or explore the capital city of Kampala
  • Volunteer in grassroot level project and make a difference in the community

Overview

Overview

Enjoy our two weeks special volunteering in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda; a country of beauty, splendor, and vibrant colours everywhere. This program lets you volunteer and give back in a rural community as well as explore some of the country’s best kept travel sites.

Volunteers in the program work as a Teaching assistant helping to teach English, Mathematics or languages in a rural school where our target is to improve the quality of Education for vulnerable learners. At the school we not only offer education but shower the little ones with love and care, because some of them do not get to experience it back home.

Visiting Uganda has never been complete without a visit to any of the country’s parks for wildlife and scenery viewing or getting involved in an adrenaline rush activity or visiting the country’s capital and having a firsthand experience of the hustle and bustle of this beautiful city. Uganda is a country with a lot in store for you to explore and enjoy.

 


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with children. You should also be proactive and have the ability to take initiative  All volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report prior to joining the program. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program.


Schedule

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival and Pickup
Volunteer teaching students in UgandaArrival and pickup from Entebbe International Airport by one of our in- country staff and shuttled to Mukono, East of Kampala City, the project location. An orientation around your homestay will be made, feel free to have a walk around the area or rest in.

Day 2 - Orientation
Orientation, through our work, what to expect, transport, among others. Getting a simcard for data and communication around, visiting your work base and getting to know the people you will be working with.

Day 3-6: Work Begins 
Work officially begins at the school, you will be teaching about 3 classes per day. After school, you can choose to explore the village, get to meet the locals as you walk back to the accommodation.

Weekend, Day 7-8. Safari to Lake Mburo National Park (2 days 1 night).
Have the best of your weekend as you visit Lake Mburo National Park, which is a compact jewel of a pack with a mosaic of habitats that support a wealth of wildlife species that are rare and some instances absent from other parks in Uganda. Lake Mburo is the only park in this part of the country that contains impalas, zebras. It is home to 69 mammal species and 332 bird species that include the legendary shoebill.

Volunteers on a weekend safari trip in Uganda

Day 9-13
Teaching at the school and helping out with the children as you discover more about the area and the people.

Weekend/ Day 14 
Depending on your preference, you can choose to visit either Kampala or Jinja City or even both. Kampala the capital of Uganda has a lot in store for you, from the Bahai temple, Gadaffi Mosque, historical churches to the Kings Palace and Idi Amin’s torture chambers down to its organized chaos. Kampala is a dare to go to place worth visiting.
Jinja on the other hand is a calm beautiful town that boasts of the source of the Nile and numerous adrenaline adventures such as rafting, kayaking bungee jumping, tubing, quad biking, and horseback riding, as well as boat cruise to the source of river Nile all set to help you conquer your feels and with fun enjoy life. 

Day 15
Programs ends on this day, you can choose to extend your stay or push on to the next destination. If you need a Taxi to drop you off to the airport, you can talk to any of the coordinators available. Return airport drop can be arranged at extra charges.


Living

Living

As you arrive at the Entebbe International Airport near Kampala, we take care of everything starting right from the airport pick up to the accommodation, meals and local assistance. You will also get a comprehensive pre-departure information booklet and other assistance to prepare you for living in the city. Living options for various projects in Uganda range from host family accommodation, volunteer house, and guest house. All necessary facilities are provided in the accommodation for a comfortable stay of volunteers.

Airport Transfer

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport near Kampala, our coordinator will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. In case you are coming by road or are already in Kampala, you need to inform us beforehand and the pickup will be arranged accordingly.

Accommodation

Volunteers are provided accommodation at a guesthouse which is located about 3-5 minutes’ drive and about 15-20 minutes walk from Mukono Central business town within a very humble neighborhood. The guesthouse is very close to facilities like banks, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.

The guest house has self-contained rooms, a large dining/ conference area, a view area/ gardens, on site water facilities and well managed facilities by our local team in Uganda. 

Some of the facilities available for the volunteers include, western toilets and showers, camping tents for hire, laundry services at additional cost, bikes for hire, and security guard.

Orientation

Our program coordinator will give you an orientation about the placement, local transport, facilities around the accommodation and necessities like ATMs, banks, restaurants, shops, pharmacy, local customs, and practices, Do’s and Don’ts, safety and so on. Please feel free to ask any questions to the coordinator if you need any more information.

Meals

3 meals a day, i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided from Monday to Friday. Breakfast and dinner will be given at the accommodation whereas lunch will be provided at the program location.

Breakfast includes tea/coffee, bread, jam, fruit and one dish (eggs, porridge, French toast, cereal etc.). Lunch is mostly prepared by local families or community members and typically includes meat (beef or chicken or fish), potatoes and rice.
Our program coordinator may take you occasionally to a local restaurant for lunch. Dinner includes vegetable, meat once or twice a week, rice, maize etc.

On weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be given. For lunch, you can go to the good local restaurants. The program coordinator will recommend the restaurants and other activities to do during the weekend. Weekend trips can also be taken up after consulting the coordinator and your fellow volunteers.

Always be wary of local street food as at most of the times it is contaminated or half cooked or made by unhealthy components. Do not drink tap water directly. Brushing your teeth with tap water is fine. You can purchase packaged water bottles from a supermarket for drinking.

Daily Transportation

Most of the program locations are within a walking distance from the program location and in cases where travel is required, volunteers are picked up and dropped back on either a boda-boda (motorcycle) or a jeep/car. None of the program locations or local utility shops are within a 5 – 10 minutes walking distance of the accommodations.


Dates

Dates

2024

2025

January

07

14

21

28

February

04

11

18

25

March

03

10

17

24

31

April

07

14

21

28

May

05

12

19

26

June

02

09

16

23

30

July

07

14

21

28

August

04

11

18

25

September

01

08

15

22

29

October

06

13

20

27

November

03

10

17

24

December

01

08

15

January

05

12

19

26

February

02

09

16

23

March

02

09

16

23

30

April

06

13

20

27

May

04

11

18

25

June

01

08

15

22

29

July

06

13

20

27

August

03

10

17

24

31

September

07

14

21

28

October

05

12

19

26

November

02

09

16

23

30

December

07

14

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Costs

Costs

2 Weeks £850
Extra Week £170

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Airport pickup from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
  • Round the clock assistance of our in-country coordinator and local staff
  • Program orientation by our in-country program coordinator
  • Meals
  • Accommodation in a Volunteer hostel or guesthouse
  • Lake Mburo Safari Trip
  • Kampala or Jinja Day Trip
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • International/Domestic airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance (can be purchased from us at a nominal cost)
  • Cost of vaccinations
  • Local transport and personal expenses
  • Return Airport Transfer to Entebbe

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