Volunteer in Uganda
Volunteer in Uganda

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Volunteer in Uganda with Volunteering Solutions from 1-18 weeks on a wide range of volunteering programs including Childcare, Teaching English, Community Development and Medical & Healthcare. Programs are located in and around the capital city, Kampala.



Uganda - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 2-18 Weeks

Program Location : Mukono Region

Minimum Age : 17 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : Ugandan Shilling

Language : English, Swahili

Travel on Weekends to: Lake Victoria, Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Volunteer in Uganda

Be a volunteer in Uganda with Volunteering Solutions and join a range of incredible volunteering opportunities including Teaching English, Childcare, Community Development, and construction work. Medical and pre-med students can also join the Healthcare Program, and work with doctors in rural healthcare centers. Volunteer programs in Uganda are located around the capital city, Kampala, and Mukono region. Volunteers will not only get to explore the country culturally but also contribute significantly to the lives of the people living in this part of the world.


  • Programs based in and around Mukono region, approx 1 hr from Kampala
  • Meaningful volunteering opportunities all year round from 1 to 18 weeks
  • Low-cost volunteer projects including meals and accommodation
  • Incredible weekend add-on tours and safari options available
  • Wide variety of project options including construction, medical, teaching and childcare
  • Volunteer in grassroot level projects witnessing rural African way of life

Best Volunteering Opportunities in Uganda

Glendon - Volunteer in Medical Program in Uganda
"It was a great program thank you very much for the wonderful placement. The project coordinator in Uganda does a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend the program. My volunteer experience has been wonderful I had a lot of fun and a really great time.. The Hospital was great very good experience something I wouldn't have gotten back home and I am looking forward to coming back as soon as I can I say that from the bottom of my heart. "

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Weekend Travel Options

With uncountable places to explore, from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and gorgeous Lake Victoria, Uganda never fails to amaze the travelers who are keen on discovering the least traveled roads in the world. For the nature lovers, Uganda will be a treat. Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the two places where one can surely find the mountain gorillas – and there are special treks organized for the animal lovers. You can also take a trip to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make your travel bucket list and discuss your weekend plans with the country coordinator, as they'll be the best people to guide you.

Go for the Gorilla Trek - gorilla trekThe best plan for the weekend would be to head off to Bwindi National Park for the adventurous Gorilla Trek!   Bwindi National Park is often termed as ‘an impenetrable forest’ due to its thickness and the steep rough paths that often make it an adventurous walk. The number of mountain gorillas is decreasing by the day, and before this species get extinct, why not spot them amidst the wilderness!

Weekend city tour of Kampala - Visit the Kasubi Tombs which are also considered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you are interested in cooking lessons for traditional Ugandan meals, traditional dance classes, etc, then you must visit the Ndere Centre, which is the cultural hub in Kampala. Take a tour of the Ugandan Museum to know more about the country’s past. Apart from these, you can also visit the Bulang (the Parliament of Uganda), the Gaddafi Mosque (built by the Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi), the Baha’i Temple and much more.?

Spot the chimpanzees at the Kibale National Park - Adventures in Africa will never cease - you can hop from one National Park to another and keep meeting the primates, as well as other animals.  The Kibale National Park forms a continuous forest with the Queen Elizabeth National Park, having one of the most unique wildlife corridors in the world.

Get your photos clicked at the Equator Point - uganda-equatorThe imaginary line that divides the Earth into two hemispheres apparently passes through Uganda, and it’s one of the most popular tourist spots! Everyone visiting Kampala goes to Kayabwe in Mpigi District to get their photos clicked at the Equator Point.

If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go & explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at [email protected] mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.

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